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Escape from Shadow Island

(2009)
(The first book in the Max Cassidy series)
A novel by

 
 
Max is an ordinary north London schoolboy by day, but at night he performs sell-out public shows as an escapologist - nicknamed The Half-Pint Houdini by the tabloid press. His father, Alexander, was also a world-renowned escapologist, who disappeared two years earlier in the Central American state of Santo Domingo. His body was never found, but Max's mother, Helen, was convicted of murdering her husband by a Santo Domingan court. One evening, after his show, Max receives a visit from a mysterious man from Santo Domingo - Lopez-Vega tells Max that his mother's trial was rigged and, if Max comes to his hotel room the following night, he has something to give him.When Max goes to the hotel, he finds Lopez-Vega dead, shot through the head. The room has clearly been searched by the killer, but what was he looking for? By chance, Max finds a piece of paper hidden under Lopez-Vega's wig. Written on the paper is a sequence of eight numbers - 83521113. What do the numbers mean? Are they a code, or maybe the combination for a lock or a safe? Could they be the key to unlocking the mystery of his father's disappearance and getting his mother out of prison?

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Hardback Editions

February 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Max Cassidy: Escape from Shadow Island
Author(s): Paul Adam
ISBN: 0-06-186323-8 / 978-0-06-186323-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Walden Pond Press
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February 2010 : USA Library Binding

Title: Max Cassidy in Shadow Island
Author(s): Paul Adam
ISBN: 0-06-186324-6 / 978-0-06-186324-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Paperback Editions

April 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Escape from Shadow Island - Max Cassidy 1
Author(s): Paul Adam
ISBN: 0-552-56303-X / 978-0-552-56303-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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February 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Max Cassidy: Escape from Shadow Island
Author(s): Paul Adam
ISBN: 0-06-186325-4 / 978-0-06-186325-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Walden Pond Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Escape from Shadow Island - Max Cassidy 1
Author(s): Paul Adam
ISBN: 0-552-56032-4 / 978-0-552-56032-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

January 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Max Cassidy: Escape from Shadow Island
Author(s): Paul Adam
Publisher: Walden Pond Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


September 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Escape from Shadow Island - Max Cassidy 1
Author(s): Paul Adam
Publisher: RHCP Digital
Availability: Amazon UK