Leo Lomax is about to turn 13; and everything in his world is shifting. His parents are missing and presumed dead. He and his brother are leaving home to live with their strange, antiques-dealing uncle. All in all, Leo has very little to hold on to.
Then he receives a long-lost letter from his father telling the boy he's a sound bender; someone who can hear the past by touching an object. And there's one object in his uncle's antiques warehouse that's speaking very loudly. It's a helmet...and it's directing Leo halfway around the world to stop a military plot endangering many. Will Leo follow the call? Does he have the courage to face an unknown enemy?
Filled with twists and turns, this middle-grade fiction will appeal most to kids who enjoy supernatural thrillers.