Roll Call

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Malcolm Rose

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Luke Harding's third thrilling case involves a series of mysterious murders in which the victims seem to have only one thing in common -- the same name, Emily Wonder. In the bitter cold of winter, the teenage forensic investigator and his robotic assistant, Malc, investigate the three crime scenes and struggle to identify the murder weapons used, as no traces have been left behind. When a young homeless girl named Emily Wonder is reported missing, Luke and Malc rush back to the slums of London to try to save her from the murderer—and from a giant tidal wave that threatens to destroy the city.

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Chapter One
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Emily Wonder's eyes did not narrow when the dazzling sunshine fell across
her face. Her numbed eyelids did not snap shut to protect her from the
blinding light. Lying across the sofa, she was helpless against the
unbearable burning pain in her eyes. Tears and sweat rolled down her cheeks
into the soft cushion. She was not tied to the sofa, but she was completely
unable to shift her position. However much she tried, she could not move an
arm, a leg, her head, or any other part of her body. She could not even blink
an eyelid.

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The combination of forensic investigation and futuristic genres is a promising mixture for this series...


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Malcolm Rose

Malcolm Rose is the author of more than twenty-five novels for young adults. A former professor of chemistry, he is a well-known crime and thriller writer. Rose has won many awards over the years, including the Angus Book Award for Tunnel Vision and the Lancashire Book of the Year Award for Plague. His first book in the Traces series, Framed!, was selected as a 2006 Best International Book by the International Reading Association.

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Trade Paperback
Kingfisher
October 2005
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780753459232
ISBN10: 075345923X
Middle-Grade Fiction
7 2/5 x 5 3/10 inches, 224 pages
Age Range: 10 and up
Grade Range: 5 and up
$5.95
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