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June: Gabrielle Lord, January 29—February 10, 2013

My rating: ♦♦◊◊◊
JuneAnother lacklustre instalment of the back-and-forth saga that is Conspiracy 365.

Having totalled his dead uncle’s helicopter in mere minutes, Cal “Houdini” Ormond is, for the millionth time, giving the slip to authorities and villains alike, finding an internet café and having a moan to Boges – the most resourceful school kid in history.

Life-threatening catastrophes and earth-shattering news has become so run-of-the-mill for Boges that he even puts Cal off until he’s finished sweeping the kitchen and darning his socks.

Post-runner, Cal then spends most of the book mooching around, being miserable, recapping incessantly and questioning Winter’s motives.

Towards the end, there is a development that may or may not be significant but it’s quickly forgotten because, you guessed it, Cal’s on the run again and there’s yet more nail-biting will he/will he escape before the traditional shock ending whereby the lead character, speaking in first person, finds himself in seemingly mortal danger.

Wishful thinking, Cal. We’re only halfway there.


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