Hacking Timbuktu

Hacking Timbuktu

By Stephen Davies

Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780547390161, 264pp.

Publication Date: November 15, 2010

Danny is afreelance IT specialist that is, a hacker. He and his pal Omar are both skilled at parkour, or freerunning, a discipline designed to enable practitioners to travel between any two points regardless of obstacles. This is fortunate, because they're off on an adventure that's filled with obstacles, from locked doors to gangs of hostile pursuers. Together they follow a cryptic clue, find a missing map, figure out how to get to Timbuktu without buying a plane ticket, and join the life-and-death treasure hunt, exchanging wisecracks and solving the puzzle one step at a time.An exotic setting andgripping suspense, as well as an absorbing introduction to parkour, make this thriller a genuine page-turner.

About the Author
Stephen Davies, a missionary, lives in Burkina Faso, West Africa, among Fulani herders. He is a travel writer as well as a novelist. His web site is www.voiceinthedesert.org.uk.

Praise For Hacking Timbuktu

"[A] Dan Brown-esque thriller. . . . Will entice reluctant readers."—Kirkus Reviews

"A satisfying mix of history, exotic locales, computer hacking, and parkour racing. . . . A well-constructed adventure story."—Booklist

"Adventure fans seeking a quick, flashy, and unusual treasure hunting novel will find this one easily fills the bill."—The Bulletin