Blood Sun - USA
Max Gordon, the 15-year-old adventurer from The Devil’s Breath (2008) and Ice Claw (2010), is a 007 type, with fewer gadgets and more bruises, but here he wanders straight into Indiana Jones territory. When he receives a khipu, a Mayan artifact containing a secret message regarding his mother’s long-ago death, off he goes, from England to Miami to the jungles of Central America, with the action crosscutting between Max, his best friend, a MI5 agent pursuing him, and a ruthless assassin. Gilman remains a top-tier author of books like this—basically, intelligent, extended chase scenes—and the smart action never lets up.
Booklist - Daniel Kraus