Andrew Lane has written some thirty-odd books, ranging from fiction to nonfiction and from science fiction novels based on popular TV series to adult crime novels. He has also written nearly thirty short stories which have been published in various magazines and anthologies. His best-known work to date is the highly successful Young Sherlock Holmes series of YA novels, of which eight have currently been published.
Dawn of Spies (Crusoe Adventure Series #1)by Andrew Lane
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Rescued from a deserted Caribbean island, 17-year-old Robinson Crusoe and his female friend, Friday, find themselves in late 1600s London, a bustling city that proves as treacherous for them to navigate as the remote island they just left behind. Thanks to their honed survival skills, Crusoe and Friday are recruited by a young writer named Daniel Defoe to work as agents for Segment W, a covert spy group that reports directly to the Crown. Crusoe, Friday, and Defoe must rescue the Countess of Lichfield from a kidnapping plot. They discover that a mystical and mysterious organization known as the Circle of Thirteen is plotting to destroy Segment W and change the course of history through a royal kidnapping. With an illustrious cast of historical characters including King Charles II and Sir Isaac Newton, Dawn of Spies is the first installment of a series that thrusts a young Robinson Crusoe into a new world of espionage, intrigue, and peril.
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