In this fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling series from Edgar Award winner James Ponti, the young group of spies take on New York City in another international adventure perfect for fans of Spy School and Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls.
The City Spies head to the Big Apple when a credible threat is made to a young climate activist who is scheduled to speak in front of the upcoming United Nations General Assembly. With Rio acting as alpha and a new member in their ranks, the team’s mission to protect a fellow teen takes them on an exciting adventure in, around, and even under the greatest city in the world as they follow leads to the outer boroughs, the UN Headquarters, and even the usually off-limits stacks that extend deep under the main branch of the New York Public Library.
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James Ponti is the New York Times bestselling author of three middle grade book series: the all-new City Spies, about an unlikely squad of five kids from around the world who form an elite MI6 Spy Team; the Edgar Award–winning Framed! series, about a pair of tweens who solve mysteries in Washington, DC; and the Dead City trilogy, about a secret society that polices the undead living beneath Manhattan; and The Sherlock Society, launching in fall 2024. He lives with his family in Orlando, Florida.
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Jake Burt is the author of the middle grade novels The Ghoul of Windydown Vale; Greetings from Witness Protection!, an Indie Next selection; The Right Hook of Devin Velma, a Junior Library Guild selection, and The Tornado, which School Library Journal called "one of the best stories about bullying for middle grades,” in a starred review. His newest novel, Cleo Porter and the Body Electric, was praised as a "thrilling sci-fi adventure" by #1 New York Times bestselling author Alan Gratz. Jake teaches fifth grade, and lives in Hamden, Connecticut, with his wife and daughter. Visit him at Jburtbooks.com.