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Escape

A middle-grade novel by Linwood Barclay.

Linwood Barclay

Twelve-year-old Jeff and genetically engineered spy dog Chipper are on the run from the mysterious and sinister organization known only as The Institute, with help from Harry, the summer guest at Jeff's aunt's fishing cabins. Due to a combination of bravery, luck and some of Chipper's more useful modifications, they've managed to evade their pursuers so far. But The Institute is closing in and Chipper and Jeff will have to keep one step ahead if they want to stay alive... Harry seems to have a plan to keep them hidden, but now even he seems to be acting suspiciously. Can Jeff and Chipper trust him? (From Puffin Canada)

From the book

The van was flying.

Jeff Conroy stared out the window, nose to glass, breathless. Seconds earlier, they'd been driving along on the solid ground, but now their rusty old van was sailing through the sky.

The road was so far below that it looked like a snake winding its way through the grass. Except those weren't blades of grass. They were trees. And those weren't little model houses or toy cars like you'd find on a train set. They were the real thing.


From Escape by Linwood Barclay ©2019. Published by Puffin Canada.

Interviews with Linwood Barclay

Best-selling author Linwood Barclay is a master of keeping his readers guessing. The mystery author talks to Candy about the art of wrapping up a trilogy, and the keys to being a master of suspense. 16:34
Linwood Barclay talks to Shealgh Rogers about his award winning kids books, Chase and Escape. 11:46

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