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What if you knew your missing parents were alive, but you couldn’t tell anyone? How would you find them and who would you trust?

Kensy and Max are now agents-in-training at Pharos, a covert international spy network. Christmas break sees the twins back at Alexandria for training and a celebration like no other, but where are their parents and why can’t they come home?

Thankfully, a school trip to Rome provides a welcome distraction. Amid the history and culture of Italy’s capital, they discover a runaway boy and whisperings of Mafia involvement. It looks like Kensy and Max’s harmless excursion may just turn into their very first mission.

Reviews

Jacqueline Harvey has a real talent for creating very believable characters and scenarios which immediately engage her readership and leaves them begging for more . . . Highly recommended for your readers from around Year 3 upwards who enjoy everyday stories with a hefty twist of wild adventure, sleuthing and drama.

Sue Warren, Just So Stories blog

There’s fast driving, secret passages and explosions, as well as new friendships and a lovely bond between the twins – they always look out for each other. I really enjoyed this book’s fast pace and interesting characters.

Carissa Mason, CBCA Reading Time

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  • Paperback

    9780143780632

    September 3, 2018

    Random House Australia Children's

    368 pages

    RRP $16.99

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  • EBook

    9780143780625

    September 3, 2018

    Random House Australia

    368 pages

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  • Audio Download

    9780143792727

    September 3, 2018

    Penguin Random House Australia Audio

    RRP $13.99

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