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Ryan, Chris, 1961-

In the year since Zak Darke was approached by a shadowy government agency to become Agent 21, his world has changed completely. But there is no time to reflect on this - the undercover operations go on. Zak is sent to a port in west Africa, a known terrorist stronghold

Paperback, Book. English. Adventure. Young adult fiction. Fiction 13+. Suspense fiction.
Published London: Red Fox, 2012
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Statement of responsibility: Chris Ryan
ISBN: 1409026604, 1849410089, 9781409026600, 9781849410083
Intended audience: Adolescent.
Physical Description: 332 p. ; 20 cm.
Series: Agent 21 series
Series Title: Agent 21 series.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 5
Interest Level: MY
Points: 11
Quiz Number: 221870

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.


"Ryan's own military experience is evident. It's this that allows him to describe Zak's gadgetry, such as his underwater dart gun, while conveying the emotions of a young man alone on a mission, struggling with issues of trust and morality. 4 stars"
Live Magazine

Back cover copy

Sneak on board an enemy ship. Gather information. And then destroy it . . .

A year ago Zak Darke became Agent 21, working undercover for a shadowy government agency. But for now, training is over. Zak is in seriously deep water.