"Kelly Novak's action and adventure mystery novel for children and preteens, Doubloon Cove: The Secret of the Ancient Visitors, is grand fun no matter how old you are....Novak's characters are fresh and original....I was thrilled to discover that there's future adventures planned for the inhabitants of Doubloon Cove, and I'm certainly looking forward to reading about them. Doubloon Cove: The Secret of the Ancient Visitors is most highly recommended."
From the Back Cover
Unable to crack the safe, the burglars flee the house in a hurry, leaving behind a backpack filled with their own artifacts. Jeffrey immediately recognizes these artifacts as relating to his parents' research into early Viking settlers in what would become Massachusetts. This research was initially shunned but is apparently worthy of these burglars' attention. Jeffrey, together with his little sister and his best friend, feels compelled to examine the artifacts and follow wherever they lead--namely, a nearby cave full of treasure, skeletons, and danger.
Did Vikings really arrive in Massachusetts centuries before the Pilgrims? Can these kids uncover the mystery before the burglars? Set in the 20th Century, before smartphones and search engines, they have only their wits to guide them.