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The 39 clues. 3, The dead of night
Publication Information:
[Solon, Ohio] : Playaway Digital Audio : [Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC, [2012], p2011.
Physical Description:
1 sound media player (4 hr., 45 min.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
General Note:
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.

Requires headphones for use.

"Bonus! Listen to news received from a Cahill command center!"--Container.
Added Author:
When seven members of his family were kidnapped by the Vespers, thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill knew he was in for the fight of his life. He knew he was up against an impossibly powerful enemy. And Dan knew the odds were that some of his family members wouldn't make it. But even as Dan steels himself to accept these facts, the unthinkable happens. The Vespers capture a blameless bystander -- Dan's best friend Atticus. With an innocent life on the line, Dan kicks off a frantic hunt that will take him from the back alleys of Prague to the rock caves of Turkey. But Dan better find Atticus fast. If he doesn't, his best friend will surely die.
System Details:
Playaway Digital Audio.


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Amy and Dan have managed to rescue one of the Cahills kidnapped by the Vespers, but the remaining hostages are still in peril. Their search for the next ransom item leads Amy and Dan to Turkey and then to Italy where a visit to the site of an ancient disaster changes everything. The Vespers are far more dangerous than the siblings ever imagined and, even worse, it looks like they have an undercover mole posing as a Cahill. Amy and Dan have to face the biggest decision of their lives with nowhere to turn... and no one to trust.

Author Notes

Peter Lerangis was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1955. He graduated from Harvard University with a degree in biochemistry. He moved to New York and began working as an actor in musical theater and a freelance copy editor, before becoming a full-time author. He wrote the award-winning six-book sci-fi/mystery series Watchers, and the two-book survival epic, Antarctica. His recent works include the novels WTF and Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am, which won the ALA 2012 Scheinder award, as well as the series, The 39 Clues and Seven Wonders. His title Lost in Babylon made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2013 and Tomb of Shadows made the list in 2014.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

Horn Book Review

Eager to save their kidnapped family members, siblings Dan (thirteen) and Amy (sixteen), continue to take orders from their enemy, Vesper One. Crisscrossing the world, the Cahills search for ancient artifacts, while dodging Interpol and the conniving Wyoming siblings from the clue hunt. The high-stakes (if formulaic) plot moves quickly and builds suspense, while historical facts are woven into the stories. [Review covers these 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers titles: The Dead of Night and A King's Ransom.] (c) Copyright 2012. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.