Young Nate Fuller is ready for adventure as he boards the Lusitania, the biggest, grandest ocean liner ever to sail the seas. Nate is hoping to sharpen his detective skills with some help from his mentor, Harry Houdini, and to rub elbows with Teddy Roosevelt, as both legendary men are also making the voyage. Everything seems set for a smooth journey to England. Then shots ring out! A cunning would-be killer tries to assassinate the former president. As the waters become choppier, Nate and Houdini must race to find and foil their suspect before he makes a second attempt.
With the fast pacing and clever historical detailing that made Danger in the Dark such a "thoroughly enjoyable" read (Kirkus Reviews), Tom Lalicki has created another first-class setting and suspense-filled story line, including revealing details of one of Houdini's famous tricks.
Shots at Sea is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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“Lalicki's follow-up to Danger in the Dark shows the title characters to be durable series sleuths.” —Booklist
“Lalicki is well-versed in his subjects.” —Kirkus Reviews