Legend tells of the Clan of the Scorpion, four mighty meerkats who are armed to the teeth with ninja-know-how. They are sworn to protect the world from their longtime nemesis, the Ringmaster...The Clan of the Scorpion are escorting their mentor, Grandmaster One-Eye, to a reunion of Grandmasters deep in the mountains of Chile, when they are ambushed by a horde of enormous spiders - the Trained Tarantulas of Santiago! But the eight-legged creeps are a cunning diversion, and the Clan soon realize that Grandmaster One-Eye has been katnapped! The Clan sets out to follow the attackers south, all the way to a colossal mountain fortress in icy Antarctica - but will they reach One-Eye before the trail runs cold?
Gareth P. Jones is the author of many books for children, including the Ninja Meerkats series, and The Considine Curse, for which he won the Blue Peter Book of the Year 2012 award. He also works as a producer of TV documentaries. He lives in London with his wife and son.