Deadly Danger

Deadly Danger

Deadly Danger

by Joan Marie Verba

A Mom’s Choice Awards® Silver Recipient

Finalist in the 2010 Scribe Awards

Virgil Tracy, the second of Jeff Tracy’s sons, pilots the heavy-rescue craft, Thunderbird 2, which carries the specialized rescue equipment to the danger zone. In addition to his expertise as a pilot and engineer, Virgil is also a talented pianist and artist. Virgil’s calm disposition serves him well in the extreme hazards that he faces as a member of International Rescue. In Deadly Danger, Virgil will have to draw on all of these skills to meet the challenges he faces: a California wildfire, a mine disaster in South Africa, a volcano eruption in the Pacific, an airliner in trouble, a town in Peru in danger of vanishing into a sinkhole, a bridge collapse in India, explorers in danger of grinding ice in the Antarctic. Most of all Virgil and his brothers and associates must find a warped genius who will stop at nothing to build and deploy a fleet of advanced machines to prove he is the greatest rocket scientist of the 2060s.

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Review by the Midwest Book Review
January 2010 Small Press Bookwatch

“Thunderbirds: Deadly Danger” is another novel of science fiction based on the famous television series as the Tracy family is again faced off with evil as a mad rocket scientist threatens the world to prove he is the most skilled at his trade the world has ever known. Jeff Tracy must stop this madman before he threatens lives even further, making International Rescue’s job ever more difficult. “Thunderbirds: Deadly Danger” is a choice pick for fans of the series or simply young science fiction fans.


Joan Marie Verba earned a bachelor of physics degree from the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology and attended the graduate school of astronomy at Indiana University, where she was an associate instructor of astronomy for one year. An experienced writer, she is the author of

Voyager: Exploring the Outer Planets (Lerner Books, 1991), as well as numerous short stories and articles. She is one of the authors of the novel, Autumn World (Stone Dragon Press, 2000), which she wrote in collaboration with Tess Meara, Deborah K. Jones, Margaret Howes, and Ruth Berman. She is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She also wrote ThunderbirdsTM novels Countdown to Action! and Action Alert!