Hurricane Gold (2007) - The Young
James Bond Series by Charlie Higson: Book Four
"James Bond is staring death in the
face. And he isn't about to blink."
||El Huricane, Missis Glass, Strabo,
Whatzat, Garcia, Sakata
||James Bond must protect a flying ace's children
and treasure through the Mexican jungle.
||Jack Stone, Jack Junior "JJ", Pritpal, Perry,
||Eton, UK; Lagrimas Negras, Caribbean; Tres Hermanas;
Interest Range: 9-11 Years
Publisher: Puffin (UK)
Size: 216 x 135mm
Hardback (Amazon UK)
Paperback (Amazon UK)
Audiobook (Amazon UK)
Hardback (Amazon USA)
Above: UK hardback (with cover
Part One: EL HURICAN
1 House Rules
2 The Avenue of Death
3 Angel Corona
4 A Broken Doll
5 Four Men With Guns
6 In the Belly of the Storm
7 You Have to Laugh
8 'It's a Doozy'
9 The Return of Angel Corona
Part Two: ONE OF THE GANG
10 The Whipping Post
11 An Ancient Japanese Art
12 Fanfare of Death
13 The Devil's Sweat
14 A Hope in Hell
15 The Samaritan
16 Now or Never
17 Manny the Girl
18 Change of Plan
20 Death in the Jungle
21 The Chieleros
22 'You Know the Type of Place You're Going to?'
Part Three: LAGRIMAS NEGRAS
23 Into His Mother's Arms
24 Pinaud Elixir
25 A Civilized Dinner
26 A Willing Sacrifice?
27 Mexican Hat Dance
28 Run, Rat, Run
29 Sweet Terror
30 One Death
31 The Figure in the Tower
Above: Draft UK paperback edition.
Official Blurb (Puffin
As the sun blazes over the Caribbean island of Lagrimas Negras, its bloodthirsty
ruler is watching and waiting. Criminals come here to hide, with blood on
their hands and escape on their minds. On the mainland, in the quiet town
of Tres Hermanas, ex-flying ace Jack Stone leaves his son
and daughter in the company of James Bond. But a gang
of thieves lie in ambush - they want Stone`s precious
safe, and will kill for its contents.
A deadly chase through the Mexican jungle
begins, as James fights to keep the secret treasures
in sight. On this terrifying trail of greed and betrayal,
only danger is guaranteed... Survival is not
Official Blurb (Hyperion - USA)
Bond is on a much-needed vacation in Mexico at the home of
ex-flying ace Jack Stone. But his holiday is cut short when
a hurricane hits. As the storm ravages the community, a gang
of thieves lies in ambush - they want Stone's safe, and will
kill for its contents. Stone's children, Precious and JJ, are
kidnapped, and James must embark on a perilous chase through
the jungle to rescue them and retrieve the stolen items. The
clues ultimately lead him to the island of Lagrimas Negras,
a haven for deadly criminals, controlled by the ruthless El
Huracán. James will have to use all of his instincts and
cunning if he's going to outwit El Huracán and escape
with his life. But the only way off the island is through a treacherous
maze, La Avenida de la Muerte - the Avenue of Death.
Above: Draft US hardback cover art (left), and final artwork
Tagline: Greed is a deadly force
About The Author
Charlie Higson is a well-known writer of screenplays and
adult thriller novels. He's also a performer and co-creator of
The Fast Show. SilverFin was his first book for young readers,
and was a phenomenal success. His second book, Blood Fever, has
been even more successful, and book three, Double or Die shot
straight to number one outselling the first two.
Above: Author Charlie Higson
holding a preview copy of the fourth adventure "Hurricane
Gold" (note: the cover slip design changed for
the final edition)
Above: Promotional advertisement
is a well-known writer of screenplays and adult thriller
novels. He's also a performer and co-creator of The Fast
Show. SilverFin was his first book for young readers,
and was a phenomenal success. His second book, Blood
Fever, has been even more successful.
Us writers never really make things up. Our ideas for
stories and situations come from all the other stories
ever told since mankind first learned to talk.
the notion of a secret hideout for wealthy criminals
ruled over by a Mexican tyrant from a book called
The Getaway by Jim Thompson.
Jim Thompson was a better
writer that I will ever be (though completely unsuitable
for children), and I would like to thank him for
up such a clever idea.
'The Mayans used to talk of a
cursed treasure called hurricane gold, which if you
held on to it would bring ruin to you and your family...'
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