Amy and Dan Cahill are no strangers to impossible tasks. After seven of their relatives were kidnapped, the siblings scoured Europe for the priceless artifacts Vesper One demanded in exchange for the hostages. But then the Cahill kids are given an assignment that pushes them to their breaking point-a journey to a legendary city. Amy and Dan know they can't afford to fail, yet they're running out of options. . . and running out of time. With the body count rising, the hostages are pushed to desperate measures that will either change the game-or eliminate some of the players forever.
Roland Smith first worked with animals at the Portland Zoo, and he has been involved in animal rescues and conservation work around the world for more than twenty years. He is the author of Jack's Run, Zach's Lie, Cryptid Hunters, Peak, and most recently Tentacles, his Scholastic debut. He is also the co-author of numerous picture books with his wife, Marie. Roland lives with Marie on a farm south of Portland, Oregon, and he enjoys writing, traveling, and visiting schools. You can find him online at www.rolandsmith.com.