Day of Doom (The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers: Series #6)

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The Ultimate Sacrifice

It started with a kidnapping. A shadowy organization known only as the Vespers snatched seven members of the Cahill family and demanded a series of bizarre ransoms from around the world. Thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill and his older sister Amy began a global treasure hunt, determined to bring back whatever Vesper One needed, so long as it kept the hostages safe.

But when they deliver the last ransom, Amy and Dan discover ...

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Overview


The Ultimate Sacrifice

It started with a kidnapping. A shadowy organization known only as the Vespers snatched seven members of the Cahill family and demanded a series of bizarre ransoms from around the world. Thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill and his older sister Amy began a global treasure hunt, determined to bring back whatever Vesper One needed, so long as it kept the hostages safe.

But when they deliver the last ransom, Amy and Dan discover Vesper One’s terrifying endgame. The objects he demanded are vital pieces in a Vesper plot that will harm millions of innocent people. Now the two siblings and their friends are in an all-out sprint to stop Vesper One . . . before the whole world goes BOOM.

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A 39 Clues novel by bestselling author David Baldacci is a major event and Day of Doom does not disappoint. The sixth installment of the exciting Cahills vs. Vespers subseries catapults forward with fast-breaking action and unrelenting suspense. Editor's recommendation.

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More than 14 million copies in print.
More than 1.8 million registered users on www.the39clues.com.
137 weeks on the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller list and counting!
116 weeks on the USA TODAY bestseller list and counting!
Children's Literature - Mary Thompson
The Vesper and Cahill families are at it again. With Baldacci at the helm of the last volume, the pulse-pounding pressure may be too much for Dan and Amy Cahill to overcome. Seven Cahill hostages have been taken by Vesper One, their release is promised in return for a series of bizarre ransoms. Once the Cahills find the last clue, they realize that the Vesper's plan is more diabolical and heinous than they had originally thought and that it could destroy millions of people. The race against time splits the group in two directions: one group off to find the hostages in the Cascade Mountains while Dan and Amy travel to D.C. to head off Isabella, who they suspect to be Vesper Two. Finally, they meet up under the Rocky Mountains for the hair-raising standoff between good and evil. The squabbling for control within the Vesper camp and the strained loyalties among the Cahills creates an emotional frenzy that makes the book hard to put down. It is up to the few remaining Cahills to decipher the clues, solve the puzzle, find their missing friends, and save the world. The author injects a healthy dose of history, geography, and geology into the storyline. The "39 Clues" series is akin to a kid's version of the classic movie, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, and will have readers glued to the page right up until the exciting conclusion. Reviewer: Mary Thompson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545298445
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/5/2013
  • Series: 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Series , #6
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 59,820
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 620L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author


David Baldacci is the author of 23 books for adults, each of which has become both a national and international bestseller. His astonishing career started with ABSOLUTE POWER, which was adapted into a major motion picture starring Clint Eastwood. David's books have sold more than 110 million copies worldwide, and been translated into more than 45 languages. Together with his wife, Michelle, David established the Wish You Well Foundation® to promote family literacy. David and his family live in Northern Virginia.

Biography

David Baldacci's authoritative legal thrillers operate on the irresistible notion that a sinister undercurrent threads through the country's most powerful institutions.

While his stories hinge on the complex machinations behind the presidency, the FBI, the Supreme Court and other spheres of influence, Baldacci (a former Washington, D.C.-based attorney) finds his way into a mystery through the eyes of the innocents. Semi-innocents, at least: small players who often don't realize they're players at all end up hunting down answers, and their hunt becomes the reader's.

According to Baldacci, reading John Irving's The World According to Garp convinced him that he wanted to be a novelist. Absolute Power -- in which a thief finds himself accidentally connected to a murder involving the president and the ensuing coverup -- was hardly Irvingesque; but it did begin Baldacci's friendly relationship with the bestseller lists, which has continued over his writing career.

Baldacci's style is brief and plot-driven, but he's not afraid to linger on macabre and vivid details, such as a rosary clenched in a plane crash victim's hand, or hard-learned lessons from a sniper's life (pack your food so you can find it at night, by touch). These small but memorable -- indeed, almost cinematic -- details give his books another layer that distinguishes them from the average potboiler.

Although the author has occasionally departed from his usual fare (examples include the tenderhearted coming-of-age tale Wish You Well and the holiday-themed adventure The Christmas Train), it is high-octane thrillers that are his true stock in trade. Whether it's a taut stand-alone or a new installment in his Camel Club series, readers know when they crack the spine of a new Baldacci book, they're in for an action-packed page-turner.

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Good To Know

Baldacci was a trial lawyer and a corporate lawyer for nine years in Washington, D.C.

He worked his way through college as a Pinkerton security guard and by washing and detailing 18-wheel trucks.

Baldacci writes under his own name except when published in Italy, where he uses a pseudonym because it is the homeland of his ancestors.

Bill Clinton selected The Simple Truth as his favorite novel of 1998, according to Baldacci's web site.

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    1. Hometown:
      Northern Virginia
    1. Date of Birth:
      August 5, 1960
    2. Place of Birth:
      Richmond, VIrginia
    1. Education:
      B.A. in Political Science, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1982; J.D., University of Virginia, 1986
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    Third :)

    Its gonna be epic.

    39 out of 50 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Hiya

    It is going to be great!

    37 out of 48 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    39 clues

    I love this book series!

    34 out of 42 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Am excited

    I read the firdt chpr online. I wonder what Amy did to the serum........

    33 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    Cant wait

    To all of the people that said this book will stink you are all wrong

    22 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    First to actually read the book and post on it. You could defini

    First to actually read the book and post on it. You could definitely tell the author was interested in Fiske's character a bit too much. I rate down a star mainly because of a certain favorite character's death. I also didn't approve of Amy's romantic choice. I also disliked how Ian was downplayed him, being such a staple character. But the story and plot was amazing and I liked what he did with Isabel.

    14 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2013

    I really LOVE this book.

    This heart-pounding novel is just EPIC. But it is ALSO very sad.
    Caution: spoilers ahead! I'll give you plenty of space to turn baaaack!
















    Ok. Here it goes:

    Vesper One is really a young guy named Damien Vesper.
    Sinead is the mole but later in the book realizes what she did
    and switches back to the Cahill side.
    AJT was never really Dan's dad; it was Isabel! She found out about the extra flask of syrum Dan kept in his knapsack and...
    (Gasp) took it!!!
    Wait, I need to back up. Dan didn't take the real syrum; Amy
    found it and made a fake one.
    Amy cheats on Evan with Jake... And then Evan DIES!!! It made me (almost) hate her.
    Also, Natalie and Isabel die. Natalie got electrocuted by the Doomsday device and Isabel dies when the device blows up. She wasn't working with Vesper One.
    That's all for now.

    If you read all that and you HATE spoilers, don't say I didn't warn you.
    Worth ten bucks!!!

    12 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2013

    Great finish

    This was a great book to finish the cahills vs. vespers series. I thought that it took the author a few chapters to make it sound like the charachers in the other books. I was happy that he included the hostages much more that the other books. I was very upset at who did not make it in the end. I wish that vesper one would have remained more of a mystery in the book instead of just saying who it was. Loved the choice amy made about eho would be her boyfriend. I thought this was a great book but i gabe it 4 stars due to the author not capturing the characters right away. Cant wait for 39 clues unstoppable book one!! Comes out fall of 2013 and is written by jude watson!!!! For first look, complete the mission for this book on the website

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2013

    Was good/bad more bad

    I didnt like this book as much as the others. I hated it when Evan and Natalie die. I thought Jake was better for Amy but Evan didnt deserve to die. I feel bad for Ian cuz his sister had died right after he saw her :( . Also they shouldnt be using words like hell and crap in CHILDREN'S books. Fiske doesnt talk that way in the other books so i hated him . There was too much romance goin on between jake and amy . Liked it when they crushed the vespers but didnt like it when isabel died. I wish dans dad was alive. It wouldve been better that way. Other than that i liked the book!!!


    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Movie

    Is there going to be a movie? If there is its gonna b epic!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    SPOLIER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am so angry at Amy for choosing Jake over Evan. I really like Evan and am soooo sad he died. Jake often times was a big jerk and i like Evan way better. Why did she choose him? Jake was so cheesy in that closet where he to he he loves her. He is just so self centered. And the who mushy romance thing was stupid. I agree with Dan. Th whole they gazed at each other longingly and the really cheesy bits from Amy were over kill. Super dissapointed with the romance. But i really enjyed the rest of the book. I like how Isabel turns red because Dan mixed red m&ms in the serum. :) Im glad vesper one didnt turn out to be Dan's father. I wonder how they end up. Like do amy and jake get married? I was suprised to hear that theres gonna be anothet book. Seriously? They r really stretching it. Like the warriors series. Good series but too many books. All in all a reccomended book. Glad i bought it.

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2013

    Xsdd

    P.S. Evan shouldn't have died. That was cruel. I remember the guy when the series came out. BUY THE BOOK NOW!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    Amy

    Amy put vegtables in the serum.

    4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2013

    To all the people who said this book was cheesy:

    Um.. i'm pretty sure you guys are kids since im 10.. David, the writer is a famous adult writer. If you havent hit your "Im in love" part of you life you won't like this book. I think they made a good choice though, because they wanted someone who could tell the story because this is the most sobering book in the series. Uh oh. Im starting to sound like my teacher. Sorry if I spelt something wrong or got of track. The reason im writing a " deep thinking" paragraph is because i guess im what you call a reading prodigy. My lexile score is 1410 and last year it was1260 anything above 1300 is above collage age reading. I read the hunger games trilogy in 3 days and the entire harry potter series in 1-2 weeks. Sorry for wasting your time. Usually im very witty with my writing. And i usually dont apoligize as much. ( I think its funny that im a great reader, but a terrible speller. Do you? I am currently writing a novel ( im a great writer, not a good spell) it will be out within 2 years id say. Its called Elementles:Flame-Boiler, Winter-Frost, and Wide-Ocean . Its the first nook in the Followers Trilogy

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    I need to poop

    I need to poop

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2013

    Awesome book!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    Wierd

    Awesome book but on page 63, ian calls his mom mom, not mum

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    Plz

    Plz lend me book

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2013

    Day of Doom!

    This book is AMAZING!!!! I was a little disapointed on who doesn't make it, but the rest of the book makes up for it!! I won't say any spoilers, but I couldn't believe most of Fiske's plans!! I wont say what they are, but they were pretty EPIC!!!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    The 39 clues

    Just can't wait for the next book to come out. Cahills! Assemble!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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