Publisher: Arundel Publishing
Publish Date: May 15, 2013
Origins: From Publisher for Review
Order From: Amazon / Barnes & Noble
Synopsis: When an ordinary kid learns he’s the heir to a secret agent dynasty, F.A.L.C.O.N puts him on a case to protect a famous rock group and find a missing journalist. Before he knows it, Colt Shore has gone from body guard to rock star to full-fledged agent when he learns that a human trafficking ring plans to kidnap a group of teenage girls. It will take more than his ingenuity and skills and a couple of cool gadgets to protect his new friends and rescue the captured girls before it’s too late.
Review: Colt Shore has grown up in the shadow of his skilled and beloved secret agent brother, Dix, who passed away before he was born. Colt goes to a training academy for F.A.L.C.O.N., the Free Alliance for the Lasting Cooperation of Nations. One day the dominoes start falling as he finds out the truth about himself and his parents. Suddenly he’s gone active and is given a mission to protect the children of journalists in the Middle East. Well, things don’t go according to plan and Colt’s got to improvise. Hopefully his first assignment isn’t his last!
With references to James Bond, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and even Get Smart, ‘Agent Colt Shore: Domino 29’ is an engaging thriller about a teenage secret agent. I liked Colt’s personality and attitude in the face of danger and when his mission went off the rails. He’s pretty mature for his age, but I guess it’s to be expected when you grow up in the agency environment. He learns pretty quickly how actions have ever increasing consequences, like the ripples in a pool or the falling of dominoes. This book is a pulse-pounding adventure and will keep you on the edge of your seat. I think it’s a great book for young kids (early teens) who love action and thrills! There isn’t graphic violence and sex, either, just a tiny bit a potential romance, so I think parents would be okay with this one for their kids, too!