Viper's NestBook - 2010
When Amy and Dan Cahill trace the footsteps of a formidable military leader from the Cahill bloodline, they uncover a devastating secret about the family that changes everything, in the seventh title of the series written by the author of Book Three, The Sword Thief.
The hunt for 39 hidden Clues that lead to an unimaginable power have taken a heavy toll on fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan. They've just seen a woman die. They're wanted by the Indonesian police. They're trapped on an island with a man who knows too much about the death of their parents. And a tropical storm is rolling in. Just when they think it can't get any worse, it does. Because the Cahills have one more rattling skeleton for Amy and Dan to discover . . . the terrible truth about their family branch.
It's no longer a game. The body count is rising. Shaken by recent events, Amy and Dan flee to a distant land and trace the footsteps of their most formidable ancestor yet: a military leader of mythic proportions. Yet just as the siblings begin to master the art of ancient warfare, they confront a dangerous enemy that can't be felled with a sword: the truth. With the stakes higher than ever, Amy and Dan uncover something so devastating it changes everything - the secret of their family branch.
When Amy and Dan Cahill trace the footsteps of a formidable military leader from the Cahill bloodline, they uncover a devastating secret about the family that changes everything.
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"Um, I'm just a stupid au pair, but doesn't that say 'Go now. Beware'?"-Nellie
Dan,"We have a few more minutes. He's going to ask for a rematch."
Nellie,"How do you know?"
Dan,"It's a gut thing!"
Dan would rather go to school in his
underwear rather than get involved
in Amy's love life. But this was different. Ian had fooled them, trapped them in a cave and tried many attempts to kiss HIS sister.
"Dan?"Nellie yelled. "Yo, Indiana Jones, sound off so we know you're alive!" (LATER ON) "AAAAAAGGHHHH! SNAKES!
GET OFF ME!" (Amy rushes to him.)
"That was my Indy imitation."
So there they were, four continents and six Clues later: a fourteen-year-old girl, her 11-year-old brother and an au pair whose main espionage training had involved downloading punk tunes and mastering tattoo pain-
that is, unless she was really a master spy.
"With a secret of this much power, jealousies are inevitable and no alliances will survive."-Irina Spasky's thoughts.
"For someone who's smarter than a supercomputer, sometimes you're a real idiot." - Natalie Kabra
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The search begins the morning after the fire that killed Irina Spasky. Meanwhile, after using their code breaking abilities, Dan and Amy figured that the last words Irina spoke was actually a song, which points them to their next destination: Pretoria, South Africa. They infiltrate a Tomas stronghold, and the Holts chase them. While leaving South Africa, Dan and Amy were captured by the Kabras. Flying Grace's old plane The Flying Lemur, the siblings escape with a vial of green liquid. During a quarrel, the vial breaks and the green liquid spills onto Dan's arm. It turns out to be a Kabra poison. To get the antidote to save Dan, they fly to Grace Cahill's home in Madagascar, where they find out that the clue is aloe and their parents were Madrigals, whom Amy and Dan have been taught to fear
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