The Doomsday Box
By Herbie Brennan
(Balzer & Bray/Harperteen, Hardcover, 9780061756474, 328pp.)
Publication Date: December 2010
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When the CIA created a program to research time travel in the 1940s, they never imagined it could lead to a global pandemic decades later. But after an undercover agent, code name Cobra, exploits the time-travel operation to send the black plague into the twenty-first century, the supernatural teen spies of the Shadow Project are recruited to go back in time to Cold War-era Russia and prevent this devastating chain of events from occurring.
There's just one problem: How do four teenagers deter a seasoned CIA agent from his life-or-death mission? Michael, Danny, Opal, and Fuchsia, a new agent with mysterious abilities, will have to use their powers of astral projection and persuasion to convince Cobra that what's at stake could hit closer to home than he can imagine. That is, if they can even manage to survive in Moscow in the early 1960s, where the KGB wants them dead. . . .
“Well populated with interesting characters, this story is nicely paced and told, a solid sequel that indicates there is room for more.”
“Readers who enjoy their action/adventure laced with weird science and real politics will enjoy this fast-paced, exciting second in the series.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“This book has something for every reader: suspense, history, time travel, adventure, and a little romance and humor.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
Praise for Herbie Brennan’s THE SHADOW PROJECT:“A hard-to-put-down read
Praise for Herbie Brennan’s THE SHADOW PROJECT: “Fans of Anthony Horowitz’s Alex Rider Books should be right at home.”
Praise for Herbie Brennan’s THE SHADOW PROJECT: “The kind of mind candy that action/adventure junkies will gobble right up.”
-The Horn Book