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Survival, Jimmy Coates

Sometimes truth means destruction

Jimmy has survived the explosion of Neptune’s Shadow, the second largest oil rig in the world. NJ7 still thinks he died in New York—although Miss Bennett, the agency’s cruel and calculating director, will leave no stone unturned in searching for his body.

Now France and England are on the brink of war, and Jimmy is partly responsible. The simplest way to settle the conflict would be to admit he caused the explosion. But coming clean would put more than his own life in peril. Is there a way to keep his family safe and prevent an international disaster?

Joe Craig

Joe Craig is an award-winning novelist, songwriter, screenwriter, and performer. Since studying philosophy at the University of Cambridge, he has also been a comic, a public-speaking and conversation coach, and a semipro cricketer. Since the first book in his bestselling Jimmy Coates series was published in 2005, the series has won over young fans across the world and converted thousands of previously reluctant readers with an electric mix of action, suspense, and thrilling twists. The Times of London calls Craig “one of the best spy kids authors . . . outstanding at both writing and plotting.” Craig’s work has earned him a place alongside Anthony Horowitz, Charlie Higson, and Robert Muchamore. 

Craig tours the world entertaining packed houses at festivals, bookshops, libraries, and schools with The Joe Craig Show. His tall tales, improvised stories, and surprising theories about writing have enthralled audiences every bit as much as his books. In spare moments he eats sushi, plays the piano, watches movies, reads, draws, plays snooker and cricket, invents snacks, cooks, does martial arts training, and sleeps.

Craig lives in London with his wife, broadcaster and adventurer Mary-Ann Ochota; his dog, Harpo the labradonkey; and his dwarf crocodile, Professor Sven. He keeps in touch with his readers through his website,, and he is @joecraiguk on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.