What if you were the president's son and you were constantly surrounded by Secret Service agents?
In Wildfire Run, Luke Brockett, the president's son is vacationing with his friend Theo at Camp David--one of the safest places in the United States. But when you're constantly watched, how much fun can you have? Luke really wants Theo to like Camp David so he'll want to come back, but when a major earthquake hits Missouri, Theo and his dad will have to get back to the White House immediately. Luke begs his dad to stay at Camp David and the president agrees, not knowing that a fire is making its way directly toward the presidential retreat.
As the raging wildfire gets closer, the Secret Service is forced to shut down the camp until the fire is under control. Although there's an evacuation plan they've all practiced, things go awry and it's up to Luke to get everyone out alive, but that means overriding the security systems, getting through an impassable gate, and saving those who were supposed to save him.
Debut author Dee Garretson delivers an adventure you won't want to put down. Page turn after page turn will leave you wondering if Luke can find the strength to overcome the power of nature and deliver his friends to safety. Who ever said being the president's son was all pomp and circumstance?
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (August 31, 2010)
Source of review copy: Publisher