Six months on from the hair-raising adventures and close calls with death in The Smuggler’s Curse, Red Read is once again in trouble. Big trouble. Expelled from school and charged with assault, he is about to be brutally and painfully punished. Can Captain Black Bowen, the most infamous smuggler ever to ply the coast of northern Australia in the last years of the nineteenth century, rescue him in time? In a story bristling with danger, exciting battles, shipwrecks and killer diseases, Red is once more is forced to steel his nerves and call on all his courage while he and the crew of pirates from The Black Dragon hunt down a great lost treasure. Non-stop action, adventure and excitement await!



‘I thought that the book moved at a manageable pace for a wide range of readers and it wasn’t over-complicated. I really enjoyed getting to know the characters as the story developed and it was interesting as each character had their own lovable and different features. Every sentence had a drip of anticipation and I really did find it quite hard to put the book down. ‘ Alphabet Soup by Hannah

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Dimensions 198 × 128 × 20 mm

Fremantle Press, Year 2019





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