The Forbidden Stone by Tony Abbott
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is clearly for fans of the 39 Clues series, those who have moved on to longer reads but still love the conspiracy serial motif. My prediction? In a few years they'll be Dan Brown fans.
A series of seemingly unrelated "accidents" around the world might be ignored, but the death (ok, murder) of Uncle Henry can't be. Soon Wade, step-brother Darrell, cousin Lily and her friend Becca and father Roald are off to Berlin ("city of spies") and then Italy, fleeing the mysterious Knights and decoding messages left in hidden crypts. Cliffhanger after cliffhanger ensues all leading to some device that Copernicus created... I think. That's what we know now, but later? We'll have to see.
ARC provided by publisher.