Everyone Danny Caulfield is close to is in danger. The man Danny thought was his father has been shot. The woman he thought was his mother has been taken hostage. The school for spies he calls home and the classmates he calls friends are vulnerable to attack. And the Upper and Lower Worlds have been driven to the brink of war by the devious hand of Ambrose Longford, the leader of the group of master spies known as the Ring of Five. To save those he loves, Danny must confront the most destructive forces in two worlds - and in himself.
Eoin McNamee was born in County Down, Northern Ireland. He is also the author of the Navigator trilogy for children, and he is critically acclaimed as a writer of novels for adults, the best known being Resurrection Man, which was made into a film. He was awarded the Macaulay Fellowship for Irish Literature, and has also written two adult thrillers under the name John Creed.