A grippping tale of murder, espionage and nuclear terrorism.
Get back on the bus!' One of the policemen was walking towards them holding his pistol.
Haroun flicked on his helmet-lamp and peered in through the window of the car. Claude Gerard was dead!
When the Director of the Saharan uranium mine where he works is mysteriously murdered, fourteen year-old Haroun embarks on a dangerous new role as a spy in the service of the French Government. A shocking conspiracy is unearthed – somebody is trafficking ‘yellowcake’, a key ingredient in the production of nuclear bombs. Faced with the threat of the yellowcake falling into the hands of a rogue state, time is running out...
Stephen Davies lives amongst Fulani herders in West Africa. He speaks Fulfulde, eats millet, accompanies cattle-drives and totally integrates himself with their way of life. At present he is setting up a Fulfulde radio station which will broadcast news and advice. He also writes for the Guardian Weekly (Letters from Bukina Faso) and occasionally for the Sunday Times. He has his own website: www.voiceinthedesert.org.uk
Stephen Davies writes brilliantly, building suspense and bringing the story to a dramatic climax.,a work of exceptional talent given the compelling plot and sophisticated subject matter . . . Highly recommended for children aged 11+.