Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Rocket Robinson and the Secret of the Saint by Sean O'Neill

Rocket, Nuri and Screech are in Paris with Rocket's Dad, seeing the sights and learning history.  They also have the opportunity to see Nuri's Uncle play in a band and let her have a short visit.  When they visit the museum to see the Mona Lisa, Rocket notices another painting that seems to be more interesting.  It's of a Bishop of long ago.

BoilerRoom Studios sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can order a copy now.

When Nuri's Uncle is framed for a theft, they attempt to explain to the police he didn't do it.  They saw him that night but it seems the theft was earlier so he could have done both.  Nori knew he didn't.  Now how are they going to prove it?

The story involves the Knights of Templar and the Nazis.  The bad guy's goal is to recover the treasure that was stored away and use it for his own use.  The kids know nothing of this, they are just trying to prove her Uncle wasn't guilty of the theft.

The actual thief tries to kill them more than once, one of the cops is a Nazi and traitor, and the whole adventure is fast paced, dangerous, and requires some quick thinking.  My favorite part of the story is Screech.  He's an adept little money that can slither in and open locked doors and always manages to keep them out of direct trouble.  How can you not like a little troublemaker that can be a hero?

Go ahead and give it a read.  You won't be bored.

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