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Sep 30 2008

Crash by J.A Henderson

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OUP Oxford, 2008.
What do a missing oil rig, a Romany, fishing boats, memory loss and the Tay Bridge have in common? Well, nothing, until the day that Bobby's dad, Gordon, passes out when they're stuck on a train and see a worker fall to his death from the bridge. Gordon wakes up believing he is someone called Dodd Pollen, 15, and hunted by the police.
At first, Bobby thinks it's great. He can do what he wants, when he wants. However, his dad's confusion becomes paranoia, and Bobby turns to his friend Mary and her grandma for help.
When a stranger comes looking for Gordon, informing him that his Lazarus Project, a disaster prediction that he can't remember anything about has become a reality, he decided to leave his son in case his presence could cause him any harm. Bobby and Mary go to find him, and Mary's grandma follows. Meanwhile, all hell breaks loose and a tsunami floods part of Scotland.
This is a great book, and was not what I expected at all. If you enjoy Artemis Fowl and any Alex Rider style books, you will love this!
Nikki Heath

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