This book is about a Ladd family adventure in Hawaii. The main character is the son named Josh Ladd. The father ends up saving the mayor’s children from drowning. Josh gets it all on camera and a mysterious looking man walks in front of the camera. The mysterious man turns out to be a criminal. Since it was the mayor’s children that were saved from drowning, the video was seen on the news, to be shown to the world. Once the criminal finds out that he might be caught by the police since this video has been shown, he kidnaps Mr. Ladd (the dad). The kidnapper hides him near a small village which is blocked off because of the exploding volcano. He agrees to exchange the father for the videotape, but the trade goes wrong. The kidnapper agrees to give them one last chance on the trade. Will they ever find Mr. Ladd again? Will they find him before he is buried in lava? Find out by reading The Legend of Fire by Lee Roddy.
My favorite part was the end…but I don’t want to give anything away! I’d recommend this book to people who like action and adventure books because it’s full of action!