NOWHERE TO RUN by Jude Watson


From the "39 Clues: Unstoppable" series, volume 1
Age Range: 8 - 12
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The Cahill super serum is in jeopardy…or has it already been compromised?

Just when 13-year-old Dan and 16-year-old Amy Cahill began to think life might approach some semblance of normalcy at the Attleboro, Mass., estate they inherited from their grandmother Grace, the former matriarch of the Cahills, they are attacked at the graveside services for their attorney, Mr. McIntyre, and nearly buried alive. Then their faces are splashed over every tabloid and gossip website in town along with outlandish lies that portray them as spoiled rich kids. And then the federal government begins to investigate them for embezzlement. Someone is definitely after them. Following the trail leads to media mogul J. Rutherford Pierce, who came out of nowhere to control newspapers and businesses across the country. Disturbingly strong and invulnerable henchmen keep attacking; could the serum that Dan and Amy fought so hard to protect, the biggest secret of the Cahill clans, have been leaked? What would that mean to the Cahills…and the world? Good thing the branches of the family are still working together. Series veteran Watson kicks off a new quartet of Cahill adventures with a collection of showy, unrealistic action scenes sprinkled with a few puzzles and populated by two often inconsistent main characters. Pedestrian writing won’t matter to series fans.

Trading cards and online games will drive this offshoot series to the Gordon Korman–penned conclusion next year. (Multiplatform fiction. 8-12)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-545-52137-6
Page count: 224pp
Publisher: Scholastic
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 2013


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