Sparrow Hawk Red (new cover)

Paperback | June 22, 2010

byBen Mikaelsen

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When thirteen-year-old Ricky Diaz discovers that his mother was actually murdered by drug dealers, he's desperate for revenge. But his father, a former drug enforcement agent, refuses the mission the DEA now offers: to steal an airplane with an American-made radar detector that the cartel uses to smuggle drugs from Mexico.

Angry with his father for throwing away the chance to avenge his mother, Ricky decides to take matters into his own handshewill steal the plane. He runs away to Mexico, disguising himself as one of the manyrateros, or homeless children. Life on the streets proves extremely hard and dangerous, and he's barely surviving when he meets Soledad, a crafty but kindheartedratera. With her help, he must find a way to get into the drug cartel's compound and take the plane - or end up as yet another casualty in the raging drug war.

In this thrilling novel, author Ben Mikaelsen sheds light on America's war on drugs and the grittiness of street life while exploring an unexpected friendship and the healing power of family.

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When thirteen-year-old Ricky Diaz discovers that his mother was actually murdered by drug dealers, he's desperate for revenge. But his father, a former drug enforcement agent, refuses the mission the DEA now offers: to steal an airplane with an American-made radar detector that the cartel uses to smuggle drugs from Mexico.Angry with hi...

Ben Mikaelsen is the award-winning author of many books for children, includingPetey,Countdown,Rescue Josh McGuire,Stranded, andSparrow Hawk Red. He lives in Bozeman, Montana.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.5 × 5.25 × 0.5 inPublished:June 22, 2010Publisher:Disney-HyperionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1423133617

ISBN - 13:9781423133612

Appropriate for ages: 9

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