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Code (Virals Series #3) [NOOK Book]

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Tory and the rest of the Virals are put to the ultimate test when they find a geocache containing an ornate puzzle box. Shelton decodes the cipher inside, only to find more tantalizing clues left by "The Gamemaster." A second, greater geocache is within reach—if the Virals are up to the challenge. But the hunt takes a dark turn when Tory locates the other box—it contains a fake bomb, along with a sinister proposal from The Gamemaster. Now, the real game has begun: another bomb ...
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Overview

Tory and the rest of the Virals are put to the ultimate test when they find a geocache containing an ornate puzzle box. Shelton decodes the cipher inside, only to find more tantalizing clues left by "The Gamemaster." A second, greater geocache is within reach—if the Virals are up to the challenge. But the hunt takes a dark turn when Tory locates the other box—it contains a fake bomb, along with a sinister proposal from The Gamemaster. Now, the real game has begun: another bomb is out there—a real one—and the clock is ticking.
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 7–9—Months ago, 14-year-old Tory and her friends accidentally acquired supernatural abilities while attempting to solve a decades-old cold-case murder. Now, the group has discovered a geocache, left behind by someone they know only as the "Gamemaster." The Gamemaster leads the gang on a scavenger hunt peppered with puzzles, codes, and riddles. As the treasures they find become increasingly dangerous, Tory and her friends suspect that one geocache may be a ticking time bomb. The Virals must race against the clock to find it before it detonates and kills innocent people. While this sci-fi/mystery mash-up has some plot inconsistencies and implausible moments, it will appeal to fans of the first two books. The four Virals-Tory, Shelton, Ben, and Hi-are well defined in the course of the story. Though they are all intelligent and protective of one another, their actions are not always prudent or legally sound. The group's "save the world" mentality thrusts them into plenty of perilous situations, and simply letting law enforcement handle the Gamemaster is never a real consideration. Still, the friends admirably stick together and will stop at nothing to protect the innocent.—Leigh Collazo, Ed Willkie Middle School, Fort Worth, TX
Children's Literature - Shirley Nelson
In this third novel of the "Virals" series, fourteen year old Tory and her friends must battle evil when they find a mysterious geocache. The Japanese puzzle box contains a diagram and a coded message from The Gamemaster. As they decode the message and follow clues to other caches, the messages become more and more threatening. They soon realize that the entire town of Charleston is in danger and only they can stop the carnage. She, Ben, Hi, and Shelton still do not fully understand the canine powers they received when they were exposed to the pathogen at the research institute where their parents work. In a previous adventure, their powers were seen by an acquaintance and they still occasionally "flare" unintentionally, revealing their keen powers of sight, smell, hearing, and speed. Tory, the youngest and only female Viral, is the leader. However, she must deal with her unclear feelings toward Ben and Jason, a classmate. Common teenage issues such as bullying and underage drinking complicate the situation. While mild profanity and alcohol abuse may disturb some readers, this series will appeal to readers who enjoy puzzle solving and action. Reviewer: Shirley Nelson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101608586
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/12/2013
  • Series: Virals Series , #3
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 19,877
  • Age range: 12 - 14 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Kathy Reichs
Kathy Reichs (www.kathyreichs.com), like her iconic character Dr. Temperance Brennan, is a board-certified forensic anthropologist. The creator of the Fox television hit Bones, now in its eighth season, Reichs has written fourteen books in the Temperance Brennan series, all New York Times bestsellers, including #1. Code is her third novel for young readers.



Brendan Reichs (www.brendanreichs.com) was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 2000 and The George Washington University School of Law in 2006. After three long years working as a litigation attorney, he abandoned the trade to co-write the Virals series. He lives in Charlotte with his wife, Emily, daughter, Alice, and son, Henry. He plans to keep writing novels until they drag him from his desk.



Visit www.viralstheseries.com.
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    1. Also Known As:
      Kathleen J. Reichs (full name)
    2. Hometown:
      Charlotte, North Carolina and Montreal, Québec
    1. Education:
      B.A., American University, 1971; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    kathy reichs

    she writes the greatest books.they keep you reading until the end.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2013

    Love

    I love this series it's dramatic and exciting, made for actual teenagets and very well writen. But unlike other books the Virals are'nt putting curses in every other line of text or making it overly dramatic, they are kick butte awesome mutant teens who actuall value learning great read!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2013

    hello?

    Does Tory or um does Ben kiss Tory in this book? I want to know so badly!!!!! Dammit why doesnt Tory see that Ben has feelings for her? He always protects her and drives or boats or whatever he does for her to go to those things where she has to wear a dress. Tory open your eyes and dont see Ben as a brother or a really hot boy when he's angry. OPEN YOUR EYES TORY!!!!# Ben you better make your move fast before Jason does something you will not like him to do to Tory!!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 3, 2013

    Virally altered Hybrid Teens.Put aside everything you know about

    Virally altered Hybrid Teens.Put aside everything you know about K. Reichs previous books.
    Don't expect any typical crime solving Brennan and allow yourself to embrace her creativity in another genre. This is her third venture into the Viral series, a YA sci-fi story with Brennan's great niece as the main character.
    The target audience is pre-teen upwards and is obviously an attempt to win over the new generation of readers. I think it will do that quite successfully and if those readers end up reading her more adult books later on in life because they enjoyed her writing then mission accomplished.
    Tory is very intelligent, dominant and brash. Very much like her mother I would say. The team of virally altered hybrid shifters is confronted with a villain playing a cat and mouse game. In a very Famous Five meets shifter a la Nancy Drew type of mystery solving plot with a load of science and fast paced storyline, this is bound to entertain younger readers.
    I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 20, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    As an adult reading teen fiction

    I appreciate the well-written stories by Kathy Reichs and finding the Virals Series was a bonus to her 'Bones' series.

    Liking the science fiction application to her forensic genre.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2013

    A refreshing book series

    I have really enjoyed this series and it is family friendly. Fun book for kids and adults

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2013

    Really Amazing Series

    When I say that this series is for everyone, I mean just that. My mom, my boyfriend, and I all have read and enjoyed this series thus far. By the time you've gotten this far into the series, you understand the gist of the plot, so I'll spare you spoilers. My main complaint, however, and I'm not the only one, is that the main character is extremely socially inept. As a general rule of thumb, once I've figured out the emotions and motivations of a chracter, all of the characters have as well. Not so in this book, as (again, if you have read this far, there are no spoilers, if you have not, I suggest you not read this further) Tory has two boys nearly killing each other over her and she READ ONE OF THEIR MINDS and yet she still does not see why. Other than that, the book is amazing. I enjoy the Bones TV show and can definitely see some similarities, but the two are quite obviously separate, distinct entities with very different characters. All in all, I recommend this book to literally everyone who asks me what I'm reading.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2013

    Exposure

    I can't wait for exposure to come out next spring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YYYYYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(; SO EXCITED I CAN NOT WAIT FOR THE SPRING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I LOVE THESE BOOKS SO MUCH ,THEY MAKE ME HHHHHAAAAAPPPPYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOK SIERES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!EVERY ONE AHOULD READ THIS BOOK SO SERIOUS RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GOING TO BUY IT AS SOON AS IT COMES OUT !!!!!!!!!!!!!(;

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2013

    I think the Viral Series is great! I hope we will see more from

    I think the Viral Series is great! I hope we will see more from Kathy and Brendan Reich in this series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2013

    Anonymous

    This is such a great book. It will not disappoint you! Full of action/adventure, it is one of the best books I have ever read. I could hardly put it down. She writes such amazimg books. I cannoy wait until the next book comes out

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    L

    I wish netgalley would stop giving you ppl free copies of books for your *reviews*. I dont think they realize that you reveal the entire book in your so called reviews. In doing so you are costing the lost sales. Maybe someone should tell them. Please stop telling everything that happens in your reviews. We would like to read the book too.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2013

    Exposure

    OMG i cant wait for the next book to come out, wonder uf itll be the last book in the series

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    Good reading. Yes it is a "teen book" but it is very good reading.

    I read many types of books but because Kathy Reichs wrote this series I decided to give it a try. Good reading. Lighter than some books but good.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2014

    Group <_> space

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2014

    Moonstar to Firesteel

    Traitor i have not forgotten you...

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    Posted August 4, 2014

    Hahq

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2014

    NRM

    < > with anything in between them disappears and allows you to post curse words.
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    Posted July 29, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2014

    To Firesteel

    Also < 3 > without spaces does the same thing :)

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    Posted July 29, 2014

    Redd

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