Author: Mark A. Cooper
Published: September 1st 2010 by Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Source: Sourcebooks ARC
Tormented by his mother's death...
Taken for granted by his father...
Trained in deadly martial arts...
Jason Steed is looking for a place to call home. He finds what he's looking for in the Sea Cadets-an elite group of British youngsters being groomed for lifelong service in the military. But when a routine training exercise goes awry, Jason finds himself in the middle of a secret mission. The future of the world hangs in the balance...and Jason might be the only one who can save it.
The relationship Jason Steed has with his father is heart wrenching. My heart literally bleeds for him. The poor kid just wants his dad to love him. That's what really kept me hooked in the story. This story was almost like The Karate Kid in a way. A young boy training to fight.
This story would be perfect for a reluctant young male reader. There is enough action to keep them engaged throughout the entire novel.