Xtreme - the Edge
(Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, May 28, 1999)
"Written in short, episodic bursts awash with snarling dialogue this pacily energetic first novel is highly readable." - "Book for Keeps" magazine. Declan Murray has made mistakes. Caught up in a downward spiral of graffiti-spraying and theft, and narrowly escaping death in a warehouse fire which takes the lives of his friends, he has been given a second chance - a re-start programme in the Canadian mountains. But second chances aren't easy. For a start he is being tormented by the ghosts of the UXT's, and secondly he is being tormented by other people - like Big Foot who is unnervingly always one step ahead of Declan, and Mad Dog, eerily like someone Declan knew in his old life. A fantastic, fast-paced and exciting snow-boarding story, from an author to watch. Vivian Richardson (Ben Bo) is the author of the sequel to "Xtreme: The Edge", "Xtreme: Skullcrack", and also "Surfshredder", also published by Bloomsbury. He lives in South-West London with his wife, who is Australian and a teacher.