The Doublecross (Prebound)

And Other Skills I Learned as a Superspy

By Jackson Pearce

Turtleback Books, 9780606385558, 304pp.

Publication Date: June 14, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/14/2016)
Hardcover (7/14/2015)

List Price: 18.40*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Everyone in twelve-year-old Hale's family is a spy going way back. They've all worked for the Sub Rosa Society, an elite organization that's so top secret that new agents aren't recruited; they're born. His parents may be the ultimate spy team at SRS, but Hale isn't your typical stealthy spy--he is, as his mother puts it, "big-boned," and as some of his classmates put it, "fat." Still, he's convinced he will someday be a great field agent. After all, it's his legacy.

But when both his mother and father disappear while on a secret mission--likely captured by the SRS's number one enemy--it's Hale's time to step up and (with a little help from his acrobat-cheerleader little sister) save the day.

With a hilarious and charismatic cast of characters, popular teen author Jackson Pearce dives into the middle-grade arena.

About the Author

Jackson Pearce lives in Atlanta, where she graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and a minor in Philosophy. She began writing when she got angry that the school librarian couldn't tell her of a book that contained a smart girl, horses, baby animals, and magic. Her solution was to write the book herself when she was twelve. Jackson is the author of a series of teen retold fairy-tales, including "Sisters Red," "Sweetly," "Fathomless," and "Cold Spell," as well as two stand-alones, "As You Wish" and" Purity." As J. Nelle Patrick, she is the author of "Tsarina." "The Doublecross" is her debut middle-grade.