About the book:
Eastway Academy, a shadowy organization steeped in espionage, values obedience above all else. Although a well-trained agent in his third year, 16-year-old Davy Prince struggles to find his morals when every mission seems to put innocent lives at risk. How will Davy react when sabotage turns an already risky job into an all-out struggle for survival?
The 16th Academy is a bizarre concept of a very unique type of school for orphaned, distraught youth.
After the mysterious and very upsetting deaths of his parents, young David Jones was put in Foster care and had a very difficult time staying in any school because of his mischievous antics.
Finally, he went to far.... He was given a choice of prison or The Academy. Neither sounded at all appealing, but at least there was a promise of having a life after The Academy.
The 16th Academy has only a few students and its curriculum is very different than any other secondary school in preparing its students for the future. However, it is small and each student receives individual attention.
For an adventurous, action packed suspense/mystery, this is sure to keep the readers interest. It is very unpredictable but at times graphically violent. The ending will surprise the reader.
The varied characters are portrayed in a way they will seem real. The situations are very easily visualized - for better or worse.
The Book Cover and Title perfectly depict the story.
I offer a Four Stars rating for this book.
*This book was sent as a gift and in no way was I pressured to offer a positive review.. This is my honest review.
“Camelot is ready. The operation is a go,” a voice crackled through the
transceiver in my ear. The mission was being initiated and a part of me was
annoyed. Only halfway through my fried chicken, I was still pretty hungry. I
hadn’t eaten since the night before, since the plane ride down that morning
served no breakfast. Given that I was going to meet with a drug kingpin in a
few minutes, the last thing I wanted was for my stomach to be growling.
I sat in the first floor food court of the Franklin Building, El Paso’s premier
commercial block and the headquarters of the global fast food chain Beef n’
Wings. It was just after noon and the area stirred with visitors eager for their
lunch. From my position I could see two other field agents, the only other two
in the building. Far off to my right, just outside the crowds and colorful
cacophony of restaurants, a hulking teenaged boy seemed to have the same
idea I had as he snacked on a beef hot dog from one of the stands. He wore
a blue hard hat, with matching blue overalls and heavy-looking harnesses
which clung to his body. At his side he loosely held a squeegee as well as
some napkins, presumably for his meal. After taking a big gulp, his lips began
to move. It was much too noisy in the food court to pick up any word he was
saying naturally, but on the transceiver I could hear him perfectly. Percival is
ready. Let’s get this over with.”
About the author:
Spencer Yacos is proud to be publishing his debut novel at Cedar Fort. He has been writing on the local level as well as for magazines such as Teen Ink. Spencer was also accepted into the Emerging Writers Institute at Brown University over the summer of 2015. He looks forward to continuing with the series as he heads off to study in college.
Author Residence: Wyckoff, NJ