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Ryan, Chris, 1961-

Ben gets the chance for a trip of a lifetime when his mum is invited to attend a big conference in Australia. In the midst of a drought, it's hot, and it only takes a spark to set off a fire. As world leaders gather and a student demo gathers pace, suddenly an unquenchable fire bursts into life, threatening lives

Paperback, Book. English. Children's stories. Adventure stories.
Published London: Red Fox, 2007
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Statement of responsibility: Chris Ryan
ISBN: 1862301662, 9781862301665
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Physical Description: 320 p. ; 20 cm.
Series: A code red adventure
Subject: Kidnapping Australia Juvenile fiction.; Ultralight aircraft Juvenile fiction.; Wildfires Australia Juvenile fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 5.1
Interest Level: MY
Points: 9
Quiz Number: 210284

Author note

Chris Ryan was born in 1961 in a village near Newcastle. In 1984 he joined the SAS. During his ten years in the Regiment, he was involved in overt and covert operations and was also Sniper team commander of the anti-terrorist team. During the Gulf War, Chris was the only member of an eight-man team to escape from Iraq, of which three colleagues were killed and four captured. It was the longest escape and evasion in the history of the SAS. For this he was awarded the Military Medal. During Ryan's last two years in the Regiment he selected and trained potential SAS recruits, he left the SAS in 1994 and is now the author of many bestselling thrillers for adults, as well as the ALPHA FORCE series for younger readers. His work in security takes him around the world. He has also appeared in a number of TV programmes, including HUNTING CHRIS RYAN, PUSHED TO THE LIMIT (Toughest Families) and TERROR ALERT (Sky TV, 2004).


"Chris Ryan proves once again that he is a master of suspense and brings to life a world of heroic firemen, government scientists and sinister environmentalists"
Waterstones Books Quarterly||"It's a good page turner"
School Library Association||"Ryan excels with description"

Back cover copy

Code Red, Code Red... the bushfire is out of control!

A searing drought.
A parched landscape.
And a fire-starter with a box of matches.

Ben is in Australia when the hot conditions - and a group of rioters with a sinister agenda - combine to create a terrifying bushfire which horrifyingly, unquenchably, bursts into life and tears through the area. With flames up to l00 metres high, thousands of homes are caught in the inferno. And thousands of people must flee for their lives...

But the fire can be a great cover for a kidnap attempt ...

Code Red, Code Red...

An unputdownable adventure from Chris Ryan, ex-SAS hero and bestselling author.

1 862 301662
978 1 862 301665