When Sam and Karen's mum is dragged away by heavily armed police, their whole lives change. With clues apart from a cryptic message screamed out as she leaves, the kids suddenly find themselves embroiled in a high-adrenalin race against time to stop a bomb blowing up Westminster Bridge. Chased by terrorists at every turn, Sam and Karen need to use all their ingenuity to survive, rescue their mum, and stop this terrible crime! Fast, furious and gripping, this is a page-turner that will hook the most reluctant reader.
Simon Cheshire's first novel, Jeremy Brown of the Secret Service was published in 1997. Since then, Simon has written several other novels for children and young adults, including six titles in the Saxby Smart series (Piccadilly Press), detective stories aimed at 9-11 year olds. Deadline is Simon's first title for A&C Black.