At a recent event at Waterstones in Glasgow’s Argyle Street, their children’s bookseller Lana noted a resurgence in rip-roaring adventure novels. It seems book-buyers are embracing jeopardy again.

At Strident we like a good dose of danger and get our kicks not on Route 66, but from reading Matt Cartney’s Danny Lansing Adventures series.

Curse coverFew characters take risks like Danny and get away with it. But then few have his (or his uncle’s) resourcefulness. Bear Grylls eat your heart out. (That’s not a survival tip!)

The third and most recent instalment is The Curse of Can-Balam, set in the jungles of South America amid spectacular Mayan ruins.

Are there thrills and spills? Oh yes. Are there some unsavoury villains? You bet. And are there some of the best action and chase scenes you’ll ever read in a book? Well, we wouldn’t mention the books if there weren’t!

The Danny Lansing Adventures: adrenaline at your fingertips.

The full series so far…

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