This is the eagerly awaited sequel to SilverFin in Higson's Young Bond series. All the essential elements are here: pirates, bandits, art thieves, a shoot-out in a cave in Sardinia, fast cars and a feisty, blond, kidnapped girl called Amy Goodenough ... An Eton boy's family disappears at sea. James uncovers a shadow society operating in a hidden corner of the school. And far from England, in the bandit-infested interior of sardinia, a sinister Italian count has built himself a mountain fortress. Is there a connection?
Young Bond is about to find out - and face a lethal group of villains beneath the burning Mediterrean sun.