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Orca Rising


16-year-old Ocean Daley needs to get away from school, his seaside town and wasting his summer working for his mother's irritating boyfriend. When his mysterious Uncle Frank offers him a place at a summer school for a select group of gifted teens, he jumps at it.

But the school isn't like any other, with classes in hacking, bike racing, psychological tricks and combat. Orca, the secretive organisation behind the school, needs fresh recruits…but for what? Ocean's father co-founded Orca, and joining the organization feels like a way to honour his memory, as well as strengthen bonds with his strange uncle.

Orca demands each teenager push themselves beyond the possible and in return each student gets an impressive salary, international travel and exhilarating field missions-a double life. There is one catch. Joining Orca is a life-binding commitment to support their 'noble' cause. For Ocean, it's the challenge in life he's been looking for.

Others might call it a trap.


“An enjoyable read and if you liked Charlie Higson's Young Bond series or indeed "The Maze" or "The Hunger Games" then I do not believe you will be disappointed. The ending certainly sets up the probability of a sequel for which I certainly will look out for.”

G Heard (Reviewer)

“This is a fast paced, thrilling novel with an engaging mystery.”

Alaa Alkhulaqi (Reviewer)

"A fun, quick read. Interesting premise. Well fleshed out characters. Perfect for younger readers."


“Twists and turns along the way made for a great read. Recommended.”

Beano’s Fighter

“Reminds me of the Alex Rider series, which I love.”

Labyrinth of Stories

“I love Ocean and the fact that this book gave me some Maze Runner vibes and a little bit of Hunger Games too.”

Dora Archie Okeyo (Reviewer)

"Fast-paced and action-packed."

Desiree Rouillon (Reviewer)

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