Monday, July 17, 2017
Kit Marlowe and the Doomsday Bug
Kit is minding his own business, tolerating a holiday with his family when he finds out that his parents and sister have been kidnapped and that he must get a Faberge egg in order to save them. He gets help from a girl named Abi whose sister was also kidnapped.
As it turns out the kidnapping was actually an initiation test into a secret spy school that his parents were part of, as were Abi's. But there is more going on than meets the eye because Kit found a vial in the egg that wasn't supposed to be there. It is a type of bug that can turn people into mindless zombies and there is a mad Russian who wants it.
This reminded me of Alex Rider but unfortunately I think the book got too long and there was too much extra and not enough action and character development. In the end the vial was kept safe but the bad guys are still out there. I wouldn't be surprised if there are more installments coming.