Author(s): Andrew McNamara
International criminals are attempting to gain control of the world’s weather. A twelve year-old girl named Sybilla Dankworth is determined to stop them.
A new uncle, Bang, turns up. He likes to blow things up. Sybilla loves him, but her gay dad Martin is alarmed at Bang’s arrival.
Six coded messages arrive and Sybilla and her uncles learn of some weather control demonstrations they must sabotage. They travel to three continents for their spy work.
Of course, things go wrong. Sybilla’s uncle Ravi is taken hostage and Sybilla has a rather unpleasant face-to-face encounter with the leader of the world’s most successful criminal enterprises.
But, at last, Sybilla finds out who actually killed her parents. This makes her more determined than ever to stop criminal organisation Terst’s weather control scheme.
Middle Grade (ages 8 to 12)