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Robin and Marion are taking on the authorities again in the third action-packed adventure from international bestseller Robert Muchamore. There's a price on Robin's head, one that has attracted a gang of ruthless mercenaries who are determined to track him down and hand him over to Guy Gisborne. So Robin is hiding out by the sea, but trouble has a way of finding him. Before long he is helping to rescue refugees and trying to avoid the attentions of Customs and Immigration officials. Then he and Marion discover a people-smuggling operation: desperate people brought into the country to work in slave-like conditions making cheap goods. It's only a matter of time before the two of them are trying to find out who is behind it - and Robin is again making the headlines with spectacular raids on the rich and powerful.
Robin Hood: Jet Skis, Swamps and Smugglers is the third book in this action-packed adventure series by the master storyteller Robert Muchamore. In this thrilling third instalment, we find our hero Robin Hood has had to flee from the safety of his compound in Sherwood Forest. For Robin is no longer safe in the forest; the wicked Guy Gisborne is determined to track him down and has placed a huge bounty on his head. A gang of mercenaries are now hot on Robin’s trail.
Unbeknown to Gisbourne, Hood and Marion are in hiding in the swampy Eastern Delta. All they have to do is lie low and stay out of trouble. However, the peace and quiet of the Delta does not last long as Robin and Marion soon discover themselves helping to rescue refugees. Whilst there, they also unearth a huge people smuggling operation. It is only a matter of time before they are once again in the headlines.
Set in the modern-day, this series goes from strength to strength. The action sequences are bigger and even more fast-paced. The setting of a swampy delta gives us more thrills than before as we find our hero racing around on jet skis, trying to out-wit spy drones, fighting off water snakes whilst being pursued by corrupt cops and mercenaries.
This book is a real page-turner, filled with adventure, plot twists, lovable heroes and despicable villains. This series of books is an absolute hit with our KS3 students. The short, punchy chapters make it suitable for all types of readers. The story-line is exciting and definitely leaves the reader wanting to read more. This series has a really wide appeal to a variety of young people and is not just for Robert Muchamore fans. A must read for those who love a rip-roaring, high-octane adventure story.
256 pages / Reviewed by Julie Broadbent, school librarian
Suggested Reading Age 11+