By: Carl Bowen
Location: Easy Reads- EAS BOW
Genre: Great fun short good vs evil stories
Short simple adventure with simple comic style illustrations.
Phantom Sun is a quick read based on a special secret operation team in Antarctica sent to retrieve a Chinese drone, before the Russians. One tricky ambush as the American patrol approaches the drones landing site leads to the death of one soldier. Earpiece negotiations save 41 scientists but lose the drone.
White Needle is about a multi-branch elite military team must infiltrate Syria and stop rebels from launching a chemical weapon. Readers who are into military, war, etc. would enjoy this story. I could see it being a solid recommendation for younger, strong readers as well as older high-low students. There are casualties though they are kept to a minimum and the good vs. evil message is clear.