When Zak Darke’s parents die in an unexplained mass murder he’s left alone in the world. That is until he’s sought out by a mysterious man: “I work for a government agency,” the man tells him. “You don’t need to know which one. Not yet. All you need to know is that we’ve had our eye on you. There’s a possibility you could help us in certain… operational situations.”
Zak 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 forever.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a book aimed at a younger audience, yet any age will enjoy it, as a quick read. Zak Darke is orphaned through a mysterious mass murder occurring when his parents attend an international conference. Zak has a slightly Harry Potter existence and essentially becomes a secret agent instead of a wizard. I am sorry to use this reference but it seemed clear cut when the author decided to use the name Harry Gold for his new identity and wrote of the parents with a similar and familiar tone. Zak has a unique skill set, which of course expands rapidly, lending him to a life of a super secret government agency. If Zak hadn't ended up recruited for this agency it would not have been unlikely stretch of imagination that he would have just ended up in the SAS. Training and assignment brings some high tech items, weapons, hand to hand combat, blending into the landscape as well as really nifty descriptions and use of techniques such as Morse Code and navigating by stars. Zak is...
perfect to read during a long journey, easy and fun! look forward to the next chapter of agent 21 adventures.
I enjoyed the book, , certainly a plausable story line, easy to follow individual characters (not oo many coming into and out of the plot) flowed and kept interest throughout. Will certainly read book 2.
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