Operation Red Jericho
A sister and brother's search for their missing parents uncovers a mysterious secret society in an action-filled sea-and-land saga centered in 1920s Shanghai.For Joshua Mowll, it was the surprise of a lifetime. There, among the archives inherited from his great-aunt Rebecca MacKenzie, was a 1920s... show more
A sister and brother's search for their missing parents uncovers a mysterious secret society in an action-filled sea-and-land saga centered in 1920s Shanghai.For Joshua Mowll, it was the surprise of a lifetime. There, among the archives inherited from his great-aunt Rebecca MacKenzie, was a 1920s journal recounting the thrilling and dangerous adventures of fifteen-year-old Rebecca and her younger brother, Doug, in the wake of their parents' mysterious disappearance in the deserts of China. Now carefully re-created in a lavish volume — complete with cloth binding and a journal-style elastic clasp — the siblings' tale begins aboard the Expedient, their uncle's enigmatic research ship, and moves at a breathless pace through the streets of Shanghai and on to a terrifying island fortress. Along the way, Doug and Becca encounter an ancient order of Chinese mercenaries, a brutal pirate warlord, a feisty Texan heiress, and a stolen cache of a volatile explosive called zoridium. By their saga's end, the intrepid duo has exposed a murderous plot involving their parents and uncovered a high-minded secret society hidden from the world for hundreds of years. Interspersed are such "archival" elements as: — elaborate diagrams and maps — vintage photos and illustrations — documents with stamps, seals, and watermarks — four full-color gatefolds, the largest a six-page foldout — extensive appendices and notes Painstakingly researched and packed with authentic detail, OPERATION RED JERICHO is the first of three nonstop-action tales of intrigue by first-time author Joshua Mowll — historical fiction at its finest.
Publish date: August 9th 2005
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages no: 271
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Historical Fiction
Series: The Guild of Specialists (#1)
I was in the library checking out another book to read, and saw this one sitting on the shelf. I picked it up and liked the look of the pages and thought it was interesting with all the detailed drawings and maps and fold out pages. Sure, I'll read this I thought and checked it out. It was good, an...
7/6/11 ** If you're ready for some action/adventure mixed with pseudo-science and historical fiction, grab this series. If this sounds like an odd mix, well, author Mowll pulls it off well. Teen siblings Becca and Doug only want to know where their parents are. The last they heard, their folks had...