Book 2: Thicker Than Water

Published: 2014

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School for S.P.I.E.S. is back in session, with the further adventures of Max Segredo and his friends.

Max has learned that not only is his father still alive, but he was working with LOTUS, the evil spy operation that wants to bring down S.P.I.E.S. Now Simon Segredo is on the run from LOTUS, and Max’s surrogate family at Merry Sunshine Orphanage is being threatened from without and within. LOTUS is trying to drive the school out of business, while the Ministry of Health is investigating an anonymous complaint about the orphanage.

To top it all off, the trainee spies are riddled by fear and squabbling amongst themselves. Into this chaos strolls a mysterious billionaire who hires S.P.I.E.S. to steal a powerful mind control device. The fee for the job will help save the school, but there’s a catch: They’ve got just three days to pilfer the device from an ultra-secure facility before LOTUS steals it first.

Can the S.P.I.E.S. crew beat its rivals to the prize before the orphanage closes its doors for good?

Boasts a generous balance of droll narration, comedic dialogue, and racing action.

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books