HarperCollins, Hardcover, 9780062104373, 256pp.
Publication Date: October 16, 2012
Fans of 39 Clues and Artemis Fowl will enjoy the fun, fresh thrill ride through this humorous, action-packed adventure from debut author F. T. Bradley.
In the trilogy opener, twelve-year-old Lincoln Baker finds himself in a world of trouble First, Linc's seemingly harmless prank on a school field trip ends in expulsion and a lawsuit. Then two mysterious figures from a secret government agency called Pandora show up at Linc's house with a proposition for him.
Turns out Linc looks exactly like one of Pandora's top kid agents, Benjamin Green, who vanished while on a critical spy mission in Paris. If Linc agrees to take his place, they ll get him back in school and make that costly lawsuit disappear.
But the mission is a lot more complicated than it seems. A highly valuable copy of the Mona Lisa has gone missing and now Linc must make sure it doesn t fall into the wrong hands. Too bad Linc isn t a black belt math genius who can run a four-minute mile like his double, Ben, because he ll need those skills to make it out alive. . . .
“A great voice, with a good heart, some self-awareness, and a funny style.”
-Horn Book Magazine
“Lincoln Baker is an awesome main character: savvy, funny, and like a young James Bond, he can’t resist the chance to start some trouble. Give him a mystery to solve, stick him in Paris, arm him with gadgets, and watch stuff go boom.”
-Jack D. Ferraiolo, Edgar Award nominated author of THE BIG SPLASH