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Raining fire

Raining fire

Gibbons, Alan, 1953- author

Alex and Ethan are brothers, growing up on an estate where there are just two choices: sport or crime. Ethan is a promising footballer, and when he is selected to go on a training programme in the US, he feels sure that he has found his chance to escape the gangs that dominate his streets. But as life spirals out of control for his brother, and things unexpectedly take a turn for the worse for Ethan, he finds himself drawn into the midst of an explosive feud with the gun at its heart

Paperback, Book. English. Suspense fiction. Young adult fiction. Adventure. Fiction 13+. Teenage Fiction.
Published London: Indigo, 2014
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Statement of responsibility: Alan Gibbons
ISBN: 1780621272, 9781780621272
Intended audience: Adolescent.
Note: Originally published: 2013.
Physical Description: 269 pages ; 20 cm
Subject: Firearms and crime Fiction.

Author note

Alan Gibbons is a full-time writer and a visiting speaker and lecturer at schools, colleges and literary events nationwide, including the major book festivals. He lives in Liverpool with his wife and has four grown up children. He travels globally and is known the length and breadth of the country for his high profile Campaign for the Book and school visits.

Visit his website at, read his blog at, follow him on Twitter at, Facebook at and Flickr at

Back cover copy

The gun is the coward's fist. The gun is power.

Alex and Ethan are growing up on an estate where there are just two choices: sport or crime.

Ethan is selected for a football training programme in the US, his chance to escape the gangs that terrorise his neighbourhood. But Alex is drawn into an explosive feud with a gun at its heart.

A gripping story about family, loyalty, guns and gangs by award-winning author Alan Gibbons.