In this noir mystery middle grade from Newbery Honor author Eugene Yelchin, a boy stumbles upon a secret that jeopardizes American national security. It's 1953 and the Cold War is on. Communism threatens all that the United States stands for, and America needs every patriot to do their part. So when a Russian boarder moves into the home of twelve-year-old Jake McCauley, he's on high alert. What does the mysterious Mr. Shubin do with all that photography equipment? And why did he choose to live so close to the Air Force base? Jake's mother says that Mr. Shubin knew Jake's dad, who went missing in action during World War II. But Jake is skeptical; the facts just don't add up. And he's determined to discover the truth-no matter what he risks.
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by Eugene Yelchin
by Nancy Krulik
by William Ritter
by Barry Lyga
by Mac Barnett
by Florence Parry Heide
by Gordon Korman
"Narrator Jonathan Todd Ross perfectly portrays 12-year-old Jake, a young spy enthusiast who tasks himself with figuring out the mystery behind the Russian tenant who is living in the attic of his family home. It's the 1950s, when suspicion of Communists in the United States is running high. Ross creates a spirited voice for Jake, which contrasts with the gruff voices of the adult espionage characters and their matter-of-fact tones. Listeners will be transported to an era of Cold War tension and high-stakes spycraft, and will be be eager to join Jake as he discovers the truth behind the new visitor and his father, who has been missing in action since WWII. M.D. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"
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