Crackling with tension, a timely real-life thriller which explores the consequences of the war on terror on two young lives, by prize-winning author, Alan Gibbons.
Childhood friends Chris and Imran celebrate the Millenium as inseparable blood brothers, they are both seven years old. But by 2011 their lives have taken very different paths.
One has joined the Army and served in Afghanistan, the other is a potential jihad recruit. They are no longer friends and there are bitter wounds between them which remain unhealed. Will their childhood bond be strong enough to overcome an extremist plot.
In a highly-charged, honest and life affirming story, told in flashback from both Chris and Imran's viewpoint, Alan Gibbon's cleverly explores the very real issue of terrorism that affects everyone today.
My 13-year-old son read the book obsessively through the night and was so deeply moved that he woke me at 3am to tell me. To keep a teenage boy awake all night, Gibbons must be one amazing storyteller. - The Times on Caught in the Crossfire
Touching, real and powerfully memorable...the effect is electric. - Lindsey Fraser on The Edge
Gibbons is a writer of great conviction and integrity. - The Herald on Caught in the Crossfire
Alan Gibbons is a full-time writer and a visiting speaker and lecturer at schools, colleges and literary events nationwide, including the major book festivals: Edinburgh, Northern Children's Book Festival, Swansea, Cheltenham, Sheffield and Salford. Alan is a key supporter of a high-profile, nationwide campaign to champion libraries and librarianship and to reevaluate government commitment to educational spending. He lives in Liverpool with his wife and four children. Alan is an honorary CILIP member.
Visit Alan's website at www.alangibbons.com, read his blog at alangibbons.net, follow him on Twitter @mygibbo, Facebook www.facebook.com/alan.gibbons.35 and Flickr www.flickr.com/people/71279646@N08.