Jude Watson has written the first book in the latest 39 Clues series. This time the Cahills are up against an adversary that seems unbeatable. He controls major media outlets and has begun a campaign to ruin their reputation and possibly cover up their deaths as being accidents during dangerous stunts. No matter where they go, he keeps Amy and Dan plastered on the newspapers, magazines and gossip websites with terrible headlines that make them out to be spoiled rich kids playing pranks for amusement. Meanwhile, he has his goons hunting them down and trying to kill them. The only hope for the Cahills lies in old journals Grace has stored away for them in a safe-house. As the crew swings back into action they travel to Ireland, then Istanbul and Nellie bravely takes on their opponent closer to home in Delaware. Jonah, Ian, Hamilton, Jake, and Atticus are also working to defeat this mysterious enemy.
If you've followed the 39 Clues through the original series and then Cahills vs. Vespers, you won't want to give up now. Try out this latest series and prepare for more adventure, danger, and ancient cultures. Don't forget to join the online game at the Scholastic website. (The website is open for Scholastic Kids accounts only. Sign up for an account if you don't have one yet.)
I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley, but we have a copy in the library. If you have followed the Cahills this far, you need to come check out this latest release. Watch some Reader's Theater with a few of the authors from the 39 Clues series.