The Secret Abyss (Jack Mason #2)

Author(s): Darrell Pitt


'Mr Doyle,' Scarlet said. 'You have not explained what we are doing.'

'I thought you'd never ask. We are travelling to Colchester Prison.'

'Colchester Prison?' Jack caught Scarlet's eye. The detective might as well have suggested a trip to the moon. 'Why?'

'To prevent a terrible crime.' Jack, Scarlet and Mr Doyle return for their next action-packed adventure.

When the world's deadliest assassin, the Chameleon, escapes from prison, Jack begins his most dangerous investigation yet. With only the scantest of clues, the team travels from London to New York, a bustling metropolis filled with airships, steam cars and exciting new ideas. Here they uncover a terrible plot that threatens the president's life and brings the nation to the brink of civil war. Can Jack track down the Chameleon in time? And just what is the mysterious whip of fire that has the power to wreak destruction across the world?


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* Wide review coverage in major newspapers such as Herald Sun, Adelaide Advertiser and NZ Herald * Review coverage in specialist YA and children's magazines including Magpies, Viewpoint and DMag * Interviews in specialist children's and trade magazines * Radio interviews across Australia and New Zealand * Online review coverage on blogs such as Hypable, Alphabet Soup and Speculating on Spec Fic * Online author interviews and guest posts on sites such as Kids Book Review, Gobblefunked and Diva Booknerd * Joint bookseller and consumer competition for kids and schools to win $1000 worth of books from their local bookshop. Entry forms available through Penguin and Text. * Advertisements in literary and current affairs publications such as Spine Out (Good Reading) and The Big Issue and on their associated websites * Online advertising and giveaways on education sites such as Australian Teacher Magazine * Significant budget for bookseller catalogues * Reading copies available to the trade

Darrell Pitt began his lifelong appreciation of Victorian literature when he read the Sherlock Holmes stories as a child, quickly moving on to H.G. Wells and Jules Verne. This early reading led to a love of comics, science fiction and all things geeky. Darrell is now married with one daughter. He lives in Melbourne. Three Jack Mason Adventures, The Firebird Mystery, The Secret Abyss and The Broken Sun, will be released by Text in 2014.

General Fields

  • : 9781922147967
  • : Text Publishing Co
  • : The Text Publishing Company
  • : 0.3
  • : April 2014
  • : 198mm X 128mm
  • : Australia
  • : June 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 256
  • : Paperback
  • : Darrell Pitt