Hair-raising action about life on the edge from award-winning author Tim Bowler

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Meet Blade. But be careful. You might not like what you see. He's dangerous. He needs to be. Because there are people who want him dead.

  • Combines an enormously engaging central character with the harsh realities of street life and youth gang culture
  • Urban, real and dangerous - teens are completely hooked by Blade's world
  • An accessible and unique style - written in Blade's own voice
  • Truly groundbreaking work from the award-winning Tim Bowler
  • eBooks available
  • Previously published as 8 separate books: Playing Dead, Closing In, Breaking Free, Cutting Loose, Fighting Back, Mixing It, Risking All, Running Scared
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  • ‘Sharply written without a wasted word.’


  • ‘As sharp as its title suggests, this is a relentless and brilliant page turner.’


  • ‘A remarkable and riveting series.’

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  • ‘Startlingly original – there’s nothing like it out there at all.  I truly can’t praise this series highly enough.’

  • ‘Bowler has created a tough, dynamic character who promises plenty of tension, action and attitude.’


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