|aFive Ancestors Out of the Ashes 2: Lion|cJeff Stone
|a1st Yearling ed.
|aNew York : |bYearling, |c2013
|a276 p. ; |c20 cm.
|aThe five ancestors: out of the ashes ; |vbook 1
|aWhen their home is robbed, thirteen-year-old Phoenix Collins, an up and coming amateur dirt-bike racer, discovers a shocking mystery about his grandfather, and Phoenix must travel to China and then to Texas to find some answers
After being poisoned by his uncle as a guinea pig in a drug-testing trial, Ryan must now rid his body of the toxins through hard exercise and self-control. When the opportunity arises to go to California to learn road-bike racing from his mother's cousin, Ryan and his friends jump at the chance. What they don't realize is that confederates of Ryan's uncle think the four friends still know too much. Suddenly they find themselves in the crosshairs of a gang that will go to any length to shut them up.
JEFF STONE lives in the Midwest with his wife, their two children, and a python named Yokwan (Cantonese for "Jade Bangle"). Mr. Stone holds a black belt in Shaolin-Do kung fu. He had the honor of traveling to China with the Shaolin-Do grand master and testing for his black belt at Shaolin Temple. Like the Five Ancestors, Mr. Stone was adopted as an infant. He began searching for his birth parents when he was 18 and found them 15 years later.