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Agent 21

Agent 21

Ryan, Chris, 1961-

After Zak Darke's parents die in an unexplained mass murder he becomes Agent 21. What happened to the 20 agents before him he'll never know. What he does know is that his life is about to change for ever

Paperback, Book. English. Adventure. Suspense fiction. Fiction 13+. Young adult fiction.
Published London: Red Fox, 2011
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Statement of responsibility: Chris Ryan
ISBN: 1849410070, 9781849410076
Intended audience: Adolescent.
Physical Description: 323 p. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Intelligence officers Fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 5
Interest Level: MY
Points: 10
Quiz Number: 220233

Author note

Chris Ryan served in the SAS for ten years and was awarded the Military Medal for his work under cover in Iraq. He now travels the world as a security expert, putting all his real-life experience into his books and TV shows.


"Boys are less likely than girls to read for fun so it is even more important their books are gripping from the off. This one certainly is"
The Sun||"SAS hero Chris Ryan sets a cracking pace for this story of school boy Zak Darke's recruitment by a government agency"
Love Reading||"Ryan draws on the same knowledge which made his series of SAS-themed books such a success and is set to follow up his previous popularity among both adult and younger readers"
Sheffield Star||"The ensuing plot is well paced and exciting enough to keep even seasoned fans of the genre interested . . .Agent 21shows a lot of promise"||"This one hits the ground running and does not let up until the end, and I cannot imagine even the pickiest teen reader finding anything uncool about a story concerning such a topical - and dangerous - issue"

Back cover copy

'I work for a government agency. You don't need to know which one . . . The people we are looking for are of a very particular type . . . You fit a profile, Zak. A very precise one.'

Tragically orphaned in an unexplained mass murder, Zak Darke becomes AGENT 21.

What happened to the twenty young agents before him he doesn't know. What he does know is that is life is about to change for ever.

He's going undercover . . .