Playing With Fire

Playing With Fire

Book - 2013
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Juvenile delinquent and budding pyromaniac Max Segredo belongs in juvie hall. At least, that's what his most recent foster family would tell you. Instead, Max ends up on the doorstep of Merry Sunshine Orphanage-their very heavily guarded doorstep. As he begins to acclimate to his new home, Max learns a few things straightaway: first, cracking a Caesar Cipher isn't as hard as it seems; second, never sass your instructor if she's also holding throwing knives; and third, he may not be an orphan after all. Soon, Max and the rest of the students are sent on a mission to keep a dangerous weapon out of the hands of LOTUS, an international group bent on world domination. Of course, all Max cares about is finding out more about his father, the man he's now sure is still alive. As the stakes get higher, Max must make some difficult choices, including who to trust, and finally learns the true meaning of family.
Publisher: New York : Disney/Hyperion Books, c2013
ISBN: 9781423168508
Branch Call Number: J HAL
Characteristics: 308 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Dorman, Brandon


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Aug 07, 2015

I personally loved this book kept me at the edge of my seat
I would recommend this book for 10-13 years old

Nov 11, 2013

I really enjoyed this book. It has lots of action, great characters, and a good story about spies.

It is for older children than the Chet Gecko series by the same author.

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Apr 21, 2018

green_tiger_2421 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 13

Jun 23, 2014

red_ant_2668 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over


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