Dramatic and gripping filled with suspense and intrigue
Teens take on a big pharma corporation in The Trainee Undercover by Brenda Shaw, an exciting and action-packed new adult suspense novel. Alex is charming and charismatic, and profoundly intelligent. He has just finished school and is beginning the summer holidays with no plans for his future. To Alex’s parents and peers, it seems like he lacks ambition, but, in reality, nothing has stimulated his intellect enough to make it his career. However, that changes on the first day of his holiday. George, Harry, and Angela are Alex’s closest friends and get together daily. Today, George brings the unpleasant news about his father, Mr. Collier. Mr. Collier is in some trouble at the company where he works. He has received a letter demanding that he confess to certain crimes related to his company or else his family will suffer. Alex, Harry, and Angela make the decision to help the family by researching and gathering information about the crimes. Alex goes undercover at Mr. Collier’s company and learns more than he bargains for. The information and evidence that Alex discovers make him even more determined to catch the real criminals. However, the danger becomes real and escalates when Mr. Collier’s adversaries consider Alex a threat and target the teens. Will Alex and his friends survive the summer?
The Trainee Undercover by Brenda Shaw is a dramatic and gripping young adult novel filled with suspense and intrigue. The book begins with a chilling scene and, as the story unfolds, the plot intensifies, gathering momentum until it finally snowballs to an explosive conclusion. The storyline is clever and intense with outstanding characters who have distinctive personalities. Alex, Harry, Angela and George are highly intelligent and ingenious. I was impressed with Alex’s analytical thinking, how he thinks outside of the box, and isn’t afraid to act on his instincts. It is refreshing to read a book where the protagonist uses his intellect and follows his gut feelings. This book is a sensational suspense novel that will captivate readers from their teens on up.
-Reviewed By Susan Sewell