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Hacking Timbuktu

By Stephen Davies

A ruthless treasure hunt takes a boy all the way from London to sub-Saharan Africa in this pacey thriller.

Long ago in the ancient city of Timbuktu a student pulled off the most daring heist in African history, the theft of 100 million pounds worth of gold. The stolen treasure has remained hidden until now, when teenage hacker Danny Temple discovers a cryptic Arabic manuscript. It's a good job that Danny is a keen traceur (free runner) because he has to run across rooftops and leap from buildings to stay one step ahead of his pursuers. His nightmarish and adrenalin-charged quest leads him all the way to sub-Saharan Africa, and the mysterious cliffs of Bandiagara.

  • A race for treasure across two continents: a boy pitted against ruthless adversaries prepared to stop at nothing to gain the prize: an adrenalin-fuelled book for boys.
  • The author is a travel writer who won Africa Geographic's 'Travel Writer of the Year' competition in 2003.
  • Authentic background: the author lives locally, so this has a lot of genuine African detail.

About the author

Stephen Davies spent several years living amongst Fulani herders in Burkina Faso as a missionary. He has written for the Guardian Weekly (Letters from Burkina Faso) and the Sunday Times and is the Author Biography of several books for young readers. www.voiceinthedesert.org.uk

ISBN: 9781842708842
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: September 3, 2009
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 272pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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