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Sara Martinez is a hacker facing years in juvenile detention, until she meets Mother, a spy who gets her out of jail and into MI6, British Secret Intelligence.

Operating out of a castle in Scotland, the City Spies are five kids from around the world who've fallen through the cracks only to form a family like no other. When they’re not at the local boarding school, they’re mastering spy skills like sleight of hand, breaking and entering, covert observation, and explosives. So they can go places in the world of espionage where adults can’t.

Before she knows what she’s doing, Sara's off to Paris for an international youth summit, hacking into a rival school’s computer to prevent them from winning a million euros, dangling thirty feet off the side of a building, and trying to stop a villain…all while navigating the complex dynamics of her new team.

No one said saving the world was easy…

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After thwarting a notorious villain at an eco-summit in Paris, the City Spies are gearing up for their next mission. Operating out of a base in Scotland, this secret team of young agents working for the British Secret Intelligence Service’s MI6 division have honed their unique skills, such as sleight of hand, breaking and entering, observation, and explosives. All of these allow them to go places in the world of espionage where adults can’t.

Fourteen-year-old Sydney is a surfer and a rebel from Bondi Beach, Australia. She’s also a field ops specialist for the City Spies. Sydney is excited to learn that she’ll be going undercover on the marine research vessel the Sylvia Earle. But things don’t go exactly as planned, and while Sydney does find herself in the spotlight, it’s not in the way she was hoping.

Meanwhile, there’s been some new intel regarding a potential mole within the organization, offering the spies a lead that takes them to San Francisco, California. But as they investigate a spy who died at Muir Woods, they discover that they are also being investigated. And soon, they’re caught up in an exciting adventure filled with rogue missions and double agents!

This mission is hot! The City Spies are a go!


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After taking down a mole within their organization, the City Spies are ready for their next mission—once again using their unique skills and ability to infiltrate places adults can’t. The sinister Umbra has their sights set on recruiting a North Korean nuclear physicist by any means necessary, and the City Spies plan to keep an eye on his son by sending Paris to the chess prodigy’s tournaments in Moscow and Beijing.

Meanwhile, Sydney’s embedded as a junior reporter for a teen lifestyle site as she follows the daughter of a British billionaire on tour with the biggest act on her father’s music label to uncover what links both the band and the billionaire have to a recent threat from an old Soviet missile base.

From a daring break-in at one of London’s most exclusive homes to a dangerous undercover mission to a desperate search and rescue operation on the streets of Beijing, the City Spies have their work cut out for them on their most dangerous mission yet.


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Codename Kathmandu, better known as Kat, loves logic and order, has a favorite eight-digit number, and can spot a pattern from a mile away. So when a series of cyberattacks hits key locations in London while the spies are testing security for the British Museum, it’s clear that Kat’s skill for finding reason in what seems like randomness makes her the perfect candidate to lead the job.

And while the team follows the deciphered messages to Egypt and the ancient City of the Dead to discover who is behind the attacks and why, Kat soon realizes that there’s another layer to the mystery.

With more players, more clues, and involving higher levels of British Intelligence than ever before, this mission is one of the most complex that the group has faced to date. And it’s also going to bring about a change to the City Spies…

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City of the Dead

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The City Spies head to the Big Apple when a credible threat is made to a young climate activist who is scheduled to speak in front of the upcoming United Nations General Assembly. With Rio acting as alpha and a new member in their ranks, the team’s mission to protect a fellow teen takes them on an exciting adventure in, around, and even under the greatest city in the world as they follow leads to the outer boroughs, the UN Headquarters, and even the usually off-limits stacks that extend deep under the main branch of the New York Public Library.

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Mission Manhattan

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Florian Bates and his best friend Margaret Campbell use TOAST (The Theory of All Small Things) to solve a baffling mystery of art stolen from the National Gallery. Along the way they became special consultants for the FBI and are plunged into a world of international intrigue in this Edgar-nominated series starter was featured on twlevestate award lists. School Library Connection says that it, "Will grab readers from the first page with its witty characters and non-stop action." 


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Winner of the 2018 Edgar Award, VANISHED brings back Florian and Margaret as covert consultants for the FBI's hush hush Special Projects team. In this case, a young cellist disappears during intermission at the Kennedy Center and the heroes follow the mystery all the way to the White House. In its starred-review, Kirkus Reviews called it "A splendid whodunit: cerebral, exhilarating, low in violence, methodical in construction and occasionally hilarious."

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Florian and BFF Margaret are back for their third adventure as they try to uncover a spy ring and clear the good name of Marcus, their friend and FBI handler, in a mystery that Kirkus Reviews calls "A top-shelf test of courage, friendship, and ingenuity." Along the way they try to evade a suspicious FBI agent, decipher a secret code that has been used for years to pass secrets in the open and escape from a vault underneath the Library of Congress.


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"An action-packed plot to breathe new life into the zombie genre."

-Suzanne Collins

Author of the Hunger Games

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All 3 Dead City books are now available in

a single volume the Dead City Saga. Just

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In this thrilling trilogy (a thrilogy?) 12-year Molly Bigelow is a seventh grader at MIST, the Metropolitan Institute of Science and Technology, a premier science magnet school and home to the Omegas, a secret society that has policed the undead of New York City for more than a century. 



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