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Linc Baker can’t ever seem to stay out of trouble. Things get seriously out of hand when Linc causes some major league mayhem on a chicken farm during a school field trip. Landing him in even more hot water than usual, when the farm decides to sue his family for a million dollars, Linc is desperate.
Enter a secret government agency with an offer Linc cannot refuse. Their top kid agent, Benjamin Green, has vanished. Pandora (the secret agency) needs Linc to take Benjamin’s place during an exchange, otherwise the operation is a total bust and hundreds of man hours wasted. In exchange for Linc’s help, Pandora will make the lawsuit disappear. Why is the agency so bent on having Linc help them? He could be Benjamin Green’s twin!
Chaos follows Linc to Paris where the exchange goes wrong, he is beaten up by a girl and arrested all on his first day!
This book has it all: spies, double, gadgets, puzzles, trouble, heroes, danger and chickens! Everything you look for in a great action adventure book!
This is a really fun and smart spy novel! I enjoyed reading it! I rooted for Linc all the way thru, hoping he would finally find a way to use his natural tendency for chaos to help complete his mission and save his family.
The absolute best thing the author does is slip in knowledge (AKA learning), without ever distracting her readers from the central storyline. Which is a great fast paced spy / espionage novel! The use of codes and code breaking such as Morse Code, Pigpen Cipher and Hobo Signs were all used to great effect in the book. Another example was the Parisian setting, The Louvre and The Mona Lisa again were describe well and again were central to the plot and any learning was well hidden.
I would recommend this to a male reader (sorry girls, it is told exclusively from the guy perspective, however it does have a strong female character in it) between the ages of 8-12 who are looking for an action-packed book they will never get bored reading!— Amber
One's a Secret Agent, One's Not.
Twelve-year-old Linc is a trouble-maker with a dilemma. His antics on a recent school field trip went way overboard, landing his already poor family with a serious lawsuit. So when two secret agents show up at his house, Linc is eager to take them up on their offer to make the lawsuit disappear. They just need one tiny favor.
Turns out Linc looks exactly like one of their top kid agentsan agent who's vanished during a vitally important mission. But no debriefing can prepare Linc for how dangerous the mission really is. It's too bad he isn't a black belt, a math genius, or a distance runner like his agent double. He'll need all those skills and more if he hopes to make it out of this mission alive. . . .
About the Author
F. T. Bradley is originally from the Netherlands and still likes to travel, like Linc, whenever she gets a chance. She lives in Mississippi with her husband and two daughters. This is the third book in her trilogy about Lincoln Baker and Ben Green.
“A great voice, with a good heart, some self-awareness, and a funny style.”
-Horn Book Magazine
“Lincoln Baker is an awesome main character: savvy, funny, and like a young James Bond, he can’t resist the chance to start some trouble. Give him a mystery to solve, stick him in Paris, arm him with gadgets, and watch stuff go boom.”
-Jack D. Ferraiolo, Edgar Award nominated author of THE BIG SPLASH