A King's Ransom

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A King's Ransom

By Jude Watson

Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780545298407, 190pp.

Publication Date: December 6, 2011


Amy and Dan are in a race for their lives . . . and the enemy may be even closer than they think.

When seven members of their family were kidnapped by a sinister organization known as the Vespers, thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill and his older sister, Amy, vowed they'd stop at nothing to bring the hostages home. But then the ransom comes in and the Vespers demand the impossible. Amy and Dan have just days to track down and steal an ancient map. The only catch? No one has seen the map for half a century.

Now Amy and Dan are on a desperate search that will lead them to the Nazis, spies, a mad king and some of history's dirtiest secrets. It's the race of their lives . . . and one misstep will mean certain death for the hostages.

About the Author
Jude Watson, aka Judy Blundell, is the National Book Award winning author of What I Saw and How I Lied. As Jude Watson, she is the author of the bestselling Star Wars: Last of the Jedi and Jedi Quest Books. She lives in Katonah, New York.