"A Splendid whodunit, exhilarating, low in violence, methodical in construction, and occasionally hilarious ."
- Kirkus Reviews
Middle School is hard. Solving cases for the FBI is even harder. Doing both at the same time - well, that's just crazy.
After helping the FBI solve a heist at the National Gallery of Art and uncovering a D.C. spy ring, Florian Bates is finding normal seventh grade life a little boring. But that's about to change! His FBI handler, Marcus, has a job for him! Is it a bank robbery? Counterfeit ring? International espionage? Actually, it's middle school pranks...
Sounds pretty ordinary, except that the president's daughter may or may not be involved. So Florian and his best friend, Margaret, are going undercover to see if they can use their TOAST skills to catch the culprit before the media gets ahold of the story.
Then a student vanished in the middle of a concert at the Kennedy Center, and things take a real turn! Can Florian and Margaret save the day? Or are they about to get toasted?
2018 Edgar Award
Best Juvenile Novel
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