From glitzy L.A to the wilderness of Mexico, Cate is sucked into a whirlwind of danger and intrigue. Sixteen-year-old Cate Carlisle is jetting to LA to spend time with her estranged mother. She's looking forward to swimming pools and sunshine, but when her friends disappear from an archaeological dig in Mexico - along with some priceless artefacts - it's up to Cate to find them. Cate soon discovers her mother's new boyfriend is selling Mexican antiquities and she is drawn into a terrifying and dangerous situation.
Isla Whitcroft has been a journalist for more than twenty years. She went to Fleet Street in 1991 and worked on the Sunday Express and then on Today, before setting up a women's news magazine in Sydney. Isla is now a freelance health specialist and writes for the Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, Mirror and the Sun. Isla's fast-paced, tense and original debut series for children, THE CATE CARLISLE FILES, begins with TRAPPED, which was published by Piccadilly Press in Summer 2011 and closely followed by DEEP WATER in Autumn 2011. VIPER'S NEST continued the escapades of feisty, spirited Cate Carlisle in 2012. Isla lives in Northamptonshire with her husband and their three sons. Follow her on Twitter: @IslaWhitcroft