Get ready to run . . . an edge-of-your-seat thriller with bite from international bestselling author Linwood Barclay, in his first novel for 9-12 year olds.
Chipper is a very special dog. As part of a top-secret, multi-million dollar experiment to create the ultimate canine spy technology, Chipper's whole life has been spent within the walls of a secret organization known only as The Institute. Chipper is supposed to be more machine than mutt, but something's wrong and The Institute knows it. He's about to be terminated.
Across the state, twelve-year-old orphan Jeff Conway is working all hours at his aunt Flo's lakeside cabin business. He misses his parents, his old life, and the dog he had to leave behind.
When Chipper escapes and his and Jeff's paths collide, dog and boy find themselves tangled up in the most dangerous game of chase imaginable...
Winner of the Arthur Ellis award for Best Kid's Crime Novel
Danger, secrets and thrilling suspense in Linwood Barclay's action-packed first novel for children.
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Danger, secrets and suspense collide in Linwood Barclay's action-packed first novel for 9-12 year olds. Get ready to run ... an edge-of-your-seat thriller with bite.
Love Reading 4 Kids
Dark, dangerous and packed full of suspense and action this is a story that is guaranteed to enthrall and entertain.
Book Lover Jo
Chase will certainly keep readers of 10+ on the edge of their seats!
Jayne Gould Reading Zone - Librarian Review
This is a pacey children's thriller full of high speed chases, technology and a touch of humour.
North Somerset Teachers Book Award