Spy School at Sea (Libro en Inglés)

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ISBN: 9781534479449
ISBN: 9781534479449
Editorial: S&S Books for Young Readers
Autor: Gibbs, Stuart
Año de edición: 2022
N° Paginas: 384
Tipo de pasta: Pasta blanda
Descripción: In the ninth addition to the New York Times bestselling Spy School series, Ben Ripley faces his nemesis, Murray Hill, on the high seas.Thanks to the evidence Ben uncovered in his investigation of the Croatoan, the CIA has tracked his nemesis, Murray Hill, to Central America, where they believe he is boarding the world’s biggest cruise ship, The Emperor of the Seas, on its maiden voyage around the world.His mission: Pose as part of a family, with Alexander and Catherine Hale as his parents, Erica as his sister, and his best friend Mike as his brother, to find out what Murray is plotting.At first, it sounds exciting to have a mission on the most glamorous ocean liner on earth, but as usual, nothing goes according to plan. There is action, danger, and plenty of surprises as Ben and his team quickly find themselves in hot water.Review"Recommended purchase for all libraries where plucky kid sleuths and the “Spy School” is popular." -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNALAbout the AuthorStuart Gibbs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Charlie Thorne series, FunJungle series, Moon Base Alpha series, Once Upon a Tim series, and Spy School series. He has written screenplays, worked on a whole bunch of animated films, developed TV shows, been a newspaper columnist, and researched capybaras (the world’s largest rodents). Stuart lives with his family in Los Angeles. You can learn more about what he’s up to at StuartGibbs.com.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.Chapter 1: Debriefing1 DEBRIEFINGOffice of the PrincipalNathan Hale BuildingThe Academy of EspionageWashington, DCMay 151500 hoursThe principal was acting stranger than usual.In my sixteen months at the CIA’s Academy of Espionage, I had seen the principal display many aspects of his personality, none of which were good. He had been angry, bitter, paranoid, churlish, jealous, contemptuous, ornery, disdainful, mercurial, obnoxious, flummoxed, confused, passive-aggressive, and just plain mean. But the day I was assigned to Operation Deadly Manatee, his behavior was the most unsettling of all.He was trying to be nice.With most people, of course, this would have been a good thing. But with the principal it felt wrong, as though he was fighting every natural instinct he had. Watching him try to be nice was like watching a tiger try to eat a salad.“Benjamin!” he exclaimed upon opening the door to his office, with what was obviously forced enthusiasm. “Such a pleasure to see you!”“Er… thanks,” I said warily.“Please come in. Make yourself comfortable. Everyone else will be here soon.” The principal waved me into his office and attempted to smile. It was evident that the man hadn’t smiled very much and wasn’t quite sure how to do it. Instead of appearing friendly and welcoming, he looked like someone suffering from a bad case of indigestion.I cautiously stepped into his office—or rather, what remained of it. Nine months earlier, I had accidentally blown up the principal’s office with a mortar round. (Which explained some of the principal’s general ill temper toward me, but not all of it.) Budget issues and red tape had kept the repairs from proceeding quickly, forcing the principal to temporarily relocate his office to a broom closet, which he had been extremely peeved about. When I had been notified to report to his original office, I expected to find that it had been restored to its previous condition.This was not the case. In fact, almost no work had been done on the office at all. The entire exterior wall was still missing. A haphazard attempt had been made to reinforce that side of the room with a spindly framework of two-by-fours, but there was still a gaping hole—and since we were on the fifth floor of the Nathan Hale Administration Building, this meant that a misstep could result in a quick plummet down to the campus quadrangle. The furniture hadn’t been replaced and was all slightly charred, while
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