“This fabulous Young Adult novel mixes a Hitchcockian ‘man on the run across country’ plot with Bond-like spy stuff, and it brilliantly succeeds. For a debut novel, ‘The Boy Who Knew Too Much’ is extraordinary. It moves at a brisk pace, it’s got a great teenage character at its helm (and great female foil), and a twisty plot. The book is suspenseful and a lot of fun, and perfectly fine reading for adults as well as ‘young’ adults.
–Raymond Benson, official James Bond continuation novelist
The Boy Who Knew Too Much is an action-charged YA adventure that blends the suspense of Alfred Hitchcock with the thrills of James Bond.
While on a school trip to Europe, Milwaukee teenager Brian Parker hopes for just a taste of the glamour and excitement of his favorite spy novels. Brian gets way more than a taste, though, when he stumbles across a wounded spy in a Lucerne alley.
The man’s dying words catapult Brian into a desperate chase across the continent. America’s latest super weapon is at stake, and everyone from a rogue CIA officer to a sadistic criminal mastermind is after it – and Brian. New enemies emerge at every turn, but Brian soon finds a welcome ally in Larissa, a beautiful French girl who loves the Ramones and is handy with a blast of pepper spray.
Brian faces a deadly path, but reading all those spy novels has taught him a few tricks of the trade. They just might save his life.
The Boy Who Knew Too Much, from Intrigue Publishing is available at bookstores and through online retailers. Buy it now!
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