This series of novels is intended for children in the 9 – 15 age group and aims to stimulate their imaginations and broaden their horizons beyond computer screens. Baddies are found and brought to justice and the children experience action-filled adventures. At the same time emotional developments are experienced and occasional family tensions are resolved.
The novels deal with kidnappers in England; pirates on the seas between Cape Town and the Comoros Islands; poachers in Botswana and Zimbabwe; stock rustlers in the far south of New Zealand and smugglers in the Samoan Islands of the Pacific Ocean.
Whilst the Petersen family adventures are set in different countries, each book is an exciting and gripping read. It is also informative; there are tips on sailing, camping and the behaviour of wildlife, with glimpses of the cultures and history of the regions encountered.
Forthcoming titles concern art forgers in Hong Kong, crooked gold dealers in Australia and espionage in the USA.