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How do you keep your head in the game when someone wants you gone? When those dearest to you are far away and the future is so uncertain . . .

Kensy and Max are back in London for no time at all before things begin to heat up – quite literally. As a result, Granny Cordelia ships them off to Australia on an undercover mission. The twins find themselves planted in a posh Sydney school where first appearances prove to be deceiving.

What seems like a straightforward assignment turns into something so much bigger. Kensy and Max must employ all their spy skills – the fate of their parents, and who they’ve been searching for, depends on it.

Reviews

It’s another superb action filled adventure which will be equally enjoyed by both boys and girls from around ten years upwards. Kensy and Max are both extremely likeable characters each with their own personality foibles that make them even more relatable. Each adventure is also liberally sprinkled with humour and lighter moments to leaven the seriousness of the ‘spy’ factor and of course, the decoding of each chapter heading also provides an extra soupçon of fun. This series, as with Jacqueline’s previous much-loved books, focuses on important themes of family bonds, loyalty, trust, friendship, courage and resourcefulness.

Sue Warren, Just So Stories blog

Jacqueline Harvey's 'Undercover' delivers another fast-paced story. She is the master of creating exciting characters, set in the backdrop of her familiar home-town Sydney . . . The author continues to develop significant themes of friendship, sibling loyalty, creative problem solving and personal growth.

Rhyllis Bignell, Read Plus

The Kensy and Max books are highly entertaining with their pace-filled plots and highly developed characters who show amazing resilience in the face of danger and uncertainty . . . A great way to enjoy international intrigue from the safety of your own home!

Better Reading

Perfect for your up-and-coming independent readers who want characters they can relate to and events that they can picture themselves being involved in and emerging victorious of course, as they try to solve the clues as they read and using the mysterious Caesar code to encrypt the chapter headings.

Barbara Braxton, The Bottom Shelf blog

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143791904

    March 5, 2019

    Random House Australia Children's

    400 pages

    RRP $21.00

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  • Audio Download

    9781760891091

    April 2, 2019

    Random House AU Audio Child

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  • EBook

    9780143791911

    March 5, 2019

    RHA eBooks Child

    400 pages

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