A terrific page-turner, full of unexpected twists and revelations. Buckle up. -James Patterson The first book in a new action-packed series from New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman is perfect for young fans of James Patterson and John Grisham. Eli Frieden lives in the most perfect town in the world: Serenity, New Mexico. Honesty and integrity are valued above all else. The thirty kids who live there never lie-they kw it's a short leap from that to the awful problems of other, less fortunate places. Eli has never left Serenity ...why would he ever want to? Then one day, he bikes to the edge of the city limits and something so crazy and unexpected happens, it changes everything. Eli convinces his friends to help him investigate further, and soon it becomes clear that thing is as it seems in Serenity. The clues mount to reveal a shocking discovery, connecting their ideal crime-free community to some of the greatest criminal masterminds ever kwn. The kids realize they can trust one-least of all their own parents.
Gordon Korman has written more than seventy middle-grade and teen novels, including the New York Times bestselling THE 39 CLUES: CAHILLS VS. VESPERS BOOK ONE: THE MEDUSA PLOT; the Swindle series; UNGIFTED; the Island series, POP; SCHOOLED; NO MORE DEAD DOGS; SON OF THE MOB; and many other favorites. Gordon lives with his family on Long Island, New York. You can visit him online at www.gordonkorman.com.