From School Library Journal
Grade 5–8—After overcoming terrorists in Steel Trapp: The Challenge
(Disney Editions, 2008), 14-year-old Steven "Steel" Trapp returns in this second adventure (Hyperion, 2010) by Ridley Pearson. Steel's FBI father has secured him a position at the highly secretive Wynncliff Academy. The teen hopes to escape the "nerd" label which hangs over him because of his astonishing memory skills and is thrilled when his favorite adventurous redhead, Kaileigh, also enrolls. It's not long before the pair realizes that Wynncliff is not your normal East Coast boarding school, but a training ground for future spies. Each student has been recruited because of a unique ability, and Steel and Kaileigh are quickly given their first mission to destroy a ring of pickpockets. Narrator William Dufris delivers a straightforward telling with enough tension and suspense to hold listeners' attention. Pearson is setting the stage for an enjoyable series that will be popular with middle school boys. This volume stands easily on its own and is a great choice for reluctant readers.—Tricia Melgaard, Centennial Middle School, Broken Arrow, OK
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About the Author
Ridley Pearson is the award-winning coauthor, along with Dave Barry, ofPeter and the Starcatchers, Peter and the Shadow Thieves, Peter and the Secret of Rundoon, Peter and the Sword of Mercy, Escape from the Carnivale, Cave of the Dark Wind, Blood Tide,
. He has also written more than twenty best-selling crime novels, includingKiller View
, and the young adult fantasiesKingdom Keepers-Disney After Dark, Kingdom Keepers II-Disney at Dawn,
andKingdom Keepers III-Disney in Shadow
. He was the first American to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Oxford University.