Inventor Arthur Crankshaw has manager to keep his children, Ace, Shufty and the Quads, fed and clothed since his wife’s death, but now they are penniless and it’s up to Ace and Shufty to take control.
While Arthur continues to develop the jet-propelled BBQ which is the world’s most advanced solution to really fast food, Ace decides that entering the Great Space Race is what will save the family. With a prototype monkey-robot, Barry and the ingenuity of his musical sibling, what could possibly prevent Ace and his £5 ebay rocket from winning the race and defeating the dastardly Zack Zircon?
Joshua Mowll began his career as a graphic artist for the Mail on Sunday in 1994. Since then he has illustrated and drawn everything from space flights, medical procedures and aircraft crashes to ancient pyramid theories, invasions, SAS assaults and laser-guided weaponry. Joshua’s first novel, OPERATION RED JERICHO, was published to much fanfare by Walker Books in 2005, and is to be followed by two sequels, TYPHOON SHORE and STORM CITY.