Author(s): Justin D'Ath
Sam Fox is on a skiing trip to compete in the Devil's Run Skiing Championships in Tasmania, when a baby falls out of a cable car overhead. The baby is Crown Prince Thomas, four-month-old son of European Princess Monica, and the fall is a result of a bungled kidnap attempt. Sam catches the baby (saving it from certain death) and is chased by the kidnappers. After various escapes and explosions, he is captured and taken to their hideout - an abandoned sawmill in isolated forest - where Prince Thomas's life is in his hands! Not only that, he must act as the pick-up for the million-dollar ransom at a footy match in Hobart, where he's picked on by school bullies! Only Sam's ingenuity and derring-do can get them out of this alive.
Born in New Zealand, Justin D'Ath is one of twelve children. He came to Australia in 1971 to study for missionary priesthood. After three years, he left the seminary in the dead of night and spent two years roaming Australia on a motorbike. While doing that he began writing for motorbike magazines. He published his first novel for adults in 1989. This was followed by numerous award-winning short stories, also for adults. Justin has worked in a sugar mill, on a cattle station, in a mine, on an island, in a laboratory, built cars, picked fruit, driven forklifts and taught writing for twelve years. He wrote his first children's book in 1996. To date he has published fifteen books. He has two children, two grandchildren, and one dog.