|aTreasure huners(3)|bsecret of the Forbidden City|cby James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein ; illustrated by Juliana Neufeld.
|aSecret of the Forbidden City
|aNew York|aBoston|bLittle, Brown and Company|c2015.
|a419 p.|bill.|c20 cm.
|aContains excerpts of the next House of Robots novels.
|aIncludes a Treasure Hunters world map.
|a"The Kidd children--including twelve-year-old twins Rebecca and Bickford--follow mysterious clues that take them from China to Germany, in the hopes of finding their missing father and the treasure that will finally free their kidnapped mother"--|cProvided by publisher.
Bick and Beck Kidd are desperately trying to secure the ancient Chinese artifact that will buy their mother's freedom from renegade pirates. But when the kidnappers force them to locate an even greater treasure--priceless paintings stolen by Nazis, the Kidds must rely on their own cunning and experience to outwit the criminals, all while their mom's life is on the line.
James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.