Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Wildfire Run

Do you ever wonder what life is like for the son or daughter of the President of the United States? Author Dee Garretson wondered the same thing, so she wrote her first book - Wildfire Run.

Twelve-year-old Luke is the son of the President. Secret service agents follow him everywhere - even school! One of the only places he can just be a kid is at Camp David, the outdoor retreat for Presidents. It is also one of the safest places in the world, with multiple, high-tech security systems.

Luke and his friend Theo are enjoying a fun, robot-building and tree house-climbing kind of weekend when there is a national emergency. An earthquake strikes Missouri and they feel the tremors all the way to Camp David. Luke's dad has to leave for Washington D.C., but he believes Luke will be completely safe at Camp David. No one knows, however, that the earthquake has started a nearby forest fire that will threaten everyone at Camp David.

Luke, Theo and the chef's daughter, Callie, soon find themselves in lots of danger and they are the only ones who can figure out how to escape from the safest place on earth! Dee Garretson's first book is action-packed. I can't wait for her next book - Wolf Storm.

Click here to listen to an audio file from Wildfire Run by Dee Garretson.