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Operation Trinity

Operation Trinity

Clifford, Riley

Young Adult

A brand new adventure from the world of The 39 Clues!For 500 years, the Cahills have been the most powerful family in the world. For 500 years, they've protected the source of their power - the 39 Clues. And for 500 years, they've kept their secrets silent. Until now.This extraordinary stand-alone novel cracks open the Cahill vault to tell the story of the most coveted piece of artwork in the world, a masterpiece that has been the target of seven separate theft attempts: Jan van Eyck’s altarpiece at Ghent. OPERATION TRINITY chronicles the first Vesper attack on the altarpiece in the 1600s, then jumps to WWII and young Grace Cahill’s desperate bid to save the masterwork from the Nazis. The final piece of the novel tells the story of Ian and Natalie Kabra’s first solo operation and features an 11th hour appearance by Grace Cahill on her final mission.History will never be the same.From School Library JournalGr 4-7-For generations, the Vespers and Cahills have sought to steal certain rare artifacts that contain one of 39 clues that will lead to ultimate power for anyone who has all of them. The Madrigal branch of the Cahill family has tried to protect them from discovery. Attending a boarding school in Massachusetts, Grace Cahill is a retired Madrigal Agent who longs to live an artifact-free life. Her dreams are put on hold when a Louvre employee contacts her for help with regard to a stolen altarpiece. Created by medieval artist Jan Van Eyck, it is believed to hold a secret map to the clues' locations. Throughout history, thieves have stolen parts of the masterpiece in search of the map, but have failed. Grace tries to ignore the request until a Vesper disguised as a teacher tries to kill her for information about the item's whereabouts. Can Grace find and the altarpiece and save it from falling into the wrong hands? Will she ever be able to quit getting pulled into her family's disputes? This is a fun prequel to the "39 Clues" series. The World War II setting, conflicts with the Nazis, and the references to the artist Van Eyck add a new level of believable intrigue without overwhelming the plot. Fans of the other Cahill stories or those who like mystery, suspense, and adventure will enjoy this book.-Kira Moody, Whitmore Library, Murray, UTα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. ReviewPraise for The 39 CluesFeatured on NBC's Today Show, Good Morning America, USA Today, The New York Times, NPR's Morning Edition, the Martha Stewart Show"One blazing success." — The Huffington Post"An interactive mystery...it's more than just a reading adventure." — Boys' Life"This is a multi-media adventure where you also search for clues—in books, trading cards and online. Get searching!" — Girls' Life
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Silent Night

Silent Night

Clifford, Riley

Young Adult

A brand new holiday adventure from the world of The 39 Clues!The year is 1914 and war is raging in Europe. Eager to win glory for the Lucian branch, sixteen-year-old Rupert Davenport (Ian Kabra's ancestor) sneaks off to France to join the fighting.But the reality of battle is unlike anything Rupert imagined. Even if he survives the bullets and explosions, he'll have to face an even deadlier threat: the Vespers-the Cahill family's rivals who are plotting a dangerous scheme behind enemy lines.Yet just when Rupert's about to lose hope, Christmas Eve arrives and Rupert witnesses something that changes everything he thought he knew about war . . . and his own family. Is it a holiday miracle? Or a twisted game designed to destroy the Cahills?
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The Submarine Job

The Submarine Job

Clifford, Riley

Young Adult

A brand new adventure from the world of The 39 Clues! After 500 years, the Cahill family's most dangerous secrets are about to be revealed. Read at your own risk . . . Fourteen-year-old Fiske Cahill thinks he's safe when he hides away on the world's first nuclear submarine . . . until he realizes there's a Vesper on board. Does he have what it takes to stand up to a ruthless enemy?
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The Houdini Escape

The Houdini Escape

Clifford, Riley

Young Adult

A brand new adventure from the world of The 39 Clues!After 500 years, the Cahill family's most dangerous secrets are about to be revealed. Read at your own risk . . .Young Harry Houdini's family is eager for a fresh start in America, but secrets from their past have followed them to New York. When the aspiring magician is kidnapped by a dangerous enemy, the Vespers, Houdini discovers a secret talent: death-defying escapes. Will his rare talent allow him to survive the attack? Or will it get him into deeper trouble than he ever imagined?
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The Redcoat Chase

The Redcoat Chase

Clifford, Riley

Young Adult

A brand new adventure from the world of The 39 Clues! After 500 years, the Cahill family's most dangerous secrets are about to be revealed. Read at your own risk . . . With the British marching on Washington under the command of a Vesper General, it's up to a young Madrigal in 1812 to save a treasure hidden in the White House. However, the enemy will stop at nothing to seize the artifact, even if it means burning the city to the ground.
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