~I received the Bodyguard Book Series for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
With the rise of teen stars, the intense media focus on celebrity families, politicians, and a new wave of billionaires, adults are no longer the only target for hostage-taking, blackmail, and assassination – kids are too. That’s why they need a bodyguard who blends right in. That’s why they need Connor Reeves to protect them.
Recruited into the ranks of a top-secret young bodyguard squad, teenage kickboxing champion Connor Reeves embarks on a rigorous training course, taking lessons in surveillance, anti-ambush exercises, hostage survival and unarmed combat. As the son of a bodyguard who sacrificed his life on the job, Connor is determined to do his father proud and follow in his footsteps.
When the U.S. President summons Connor to protect his impulsive teenage daughter, Connor’s training is put to the ultimate test. Connor discovers that the First Daughter, Alicia, doesn’t want to be guarded, she just wants to have fun. And with no clue that Connor is her bodyguard, Alicia tries to elude her Secret Service agents and lead Connor astray. But unknown to her, a terrorist sleeper cell has been activated. Its mission: to take the president’s daughter hostage.
Combining pulse-pounding action, diabolical enemies, and an insider’s knowledge of the tricks of the trade, the BODYGUARD series is the perfect target for fans of Alex Rider, James Bond, and Jason Bourne.
Following the nail-biting cliff-hanger of Bodyguard 1: Recruit, the action resumes in Hostage as martial arts expert and trained bodyguard Connor Reeves battles to protect the US president’s daughter, Alicia, from mortal danger . . . even if it means putting his own life at risk.
Connor is her last line of defense—an invisible shield kept secret from everyone, including the First Daughter herself. Yet danger lurks around every corner, and the terrorist plot to kidnap Alicia is already under way, the net tightening as the enemy prepares to strike.
Martial arts expert Connor Reeves isn’t your typical bodyguard–in fact, he looks like a regular kid. He blends in with the crowd. That’s why he’s so good at his job.For his new assignment Connor’s been posted to a luxury yacht. His mission: to protect the twin daughters of an Australian media-mogul. It’s a watertight operation, more a vacation than a dangerous duty–until the unthinkable happens. Far out at sea, heavily-armed pirates hired by enemies of the twins’ father launch a high-powered attack against the yacht in an act fueled by greed and a desire for vengeance. It’s up to Connor to push back the pirates and stop them from reaping destruction.
Picking up where the electrifying third Bodyguard installment, Hijack, left off, young bodyguard Connor Reeves and the the twin daughters of an Australian media-mogul he is tasked to protect are under attack–and the odds are far from even. In the middle of the ocean somewhere off the coast of Somalia, a group of merciless pirates, wielding enormous firepower, hijack the twins’ yacht and incapacitate the ship’s adult crewmembers.
Yet the pirates are out for money rather than blood, and seeing a golden opportunity, they demand a multi-million-dollar ransom in exchange for returning the twins to safety. But there’s a flaw in their plan. They didn’t count on Connor being aboard.
Chris Bradford is a true believer in “practicing what you preach.” For his BODYGUARD series, Chris embarked on an intensive close protection course to become a qualified professional bodyguard. His bestselling books, including the Young Samurai series, are published in over 20 languages and have garnered more than 30 children’s book award nominations internationally. He is a dedicated supporter of teachers and librarians in their quest to improve literacy skills and provides free Teachers’ Guide to his books on his website. He lives in England with his wife and two sons. Follow Chris on Twitter @youngsamurai.
I think this series would be especially great for boys and reluctant readers as there is nothing boring going on in these books. Each one is action-packed and true page turners. The teenager is an under cover spy taking on missions to protect other teenagers. I would have LOVED this series as a teen myself. A great series to pick up and binge read for the summer!