To Trap a Thief

A man who hands out $100 notes like they were peanuts.
A small-town loser robbed of a big lottery win.
A young woman held against her will.

Connor Clark expects little from his campervan holiday with his soon-to-be step-grandparents. ‘Mega boring’ is how he describes it to his best mate Harvey, who tags along to keep him company.

However when strange messages arrive, sending the boys on mysterious missions in search of a mega prize, life gets exciting and increasingly dangerous. Connor and Harvey come to realise it is no longer a game – it is a fight for survival!

Written by Des Hunt


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A gripping read from much-loved author, Des Hunt, this intriguing mystery story appeals to kids interested in gaming and BMX riding.

Additional book description

So … what would you do if you won Lotto? Since the sudden death of Connor’s dad in an aircraft accident two years ago, it’s been just him and his Mum. Now she’s got this new boyfriend, Morgan, and they want to get married. But that’s not the worst of it – Morgan’s parents (Denzil & Rosen) aren’t keen on the idea either and have come over to make sure everyone knows it. To escape the tense situation, Denzil suggests he and Connor go for a walk to the old quarry. After a run-in with the local bad-boy on the way, who nearly runs the old man over, Denzil stops off to buy a Lotto
ticket. And THAT’s when life gets interesting for Connor and his mate Harvey … involving a campervan holiday in the Marlborough Sounds, with a quest to solve on the way, and fraudsters to expose!

Meet the Kiwi author

Des HuntFind out more about much-loved New Zealand author Des Hunt on his author page.

Additional information

Dimensions19.8 × 12.8 cm
First published



Paperback edition



Page count


Published by

Scholastic NZ

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