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Down to the Wire
     

Down to the Wire

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by Shannon Greenland
 

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Book 2 of The Specialists

GiGi is back, this time teaming up with electronics specialist Frankie, aka Wirenut, for their next mission. Wirenut has an uncanny knack for breaking into the highest-level security systems that stump even the experts. Which is precisely why he was recruited by the Specialists. So when wealthy entrepreneur

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Book 2 of The Specialists

GiGi is back, this time teaming up with electronics specialist Frankie, aka Wirenut, for their next mission. Wirenut has an uncanny knack for breaking into the highest-level security systems that stump even the experts. Which is precisely why he was recruited by the Specialists. So when wealthy entrepreneur Octavias Zorba hires the Specialists to recover a stolen neurotoxin, the head of the Specialists is sure that Wirenut is perfect for the job. But there’s a catch. The computer-coded hints that will lead to the neurotoxin are hidden in a few precious artifacts. And when these hints are found, there is limited time to get them decoded or they will disappear forever. But as GiGi and Wirenut begin their mission, they suddenly find themselves on a fast-paced hunt for the criminal, with time quickly running out….

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101650899
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
09/06/2007
Series:
Specialists
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
229,471
File size:
338 KB
Age Range:
12 Years

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Meet the Author

Shannon Greenland started out writing for adults and found her voice and home in teen fiction. Her award winning spy series, The Specialists, was an ALA top pick and a National Reader’s Choice Recipient. Her latest YA single title, The Summer My Life Began, made the Barnes&Noble suggested reading list and was the winner of the Beverly Hills Book Award. Shannon has her Master’s in Education, teaches college classes, and is an avid adventurer. She can be found mostly in Florida where she’s outside enjoying all the Sunshine State has to offer.

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4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Francisco Badaduchi, or Frankie, can do anything easily with technology. Creating false accounts, altering IP addresses, and hacking into what are supposed to be the securest systems in the world. There is nothing that Frankie can't do.

Frankie soon takes on a real challenge. Apparently, the security system at the New Mexico Museum of History is impossible to get past. Fortunately for Frankie, he is able to enter the museum with ease. Unfortunately, a thief follows him and takes a precious museum artifact, only to sprint away when security arrives and catches Frankie at the crime scene.

Before he knows it, after being strangely interrogated, Frankie becomes part of The Specialists, the group of agents who each have their own special ability used to catch dirty criminals.

Frankie slowly becomes Wirenut and receives his first case. A neurotoxin has been stolen, and the only way to find it is for Wirenut to crack the computer codes hidden in various artifacts. With his first mission, Wirenut gets paired up with GiGi, who is as much a computer genius as he is.

The case seems easy enough to crack, but trouble quickly ensues when someone who has the exact same talents as the two combined is on the same trail for all the wrong reasons. Wirenut and GiGi have to make sure that the case is the only thing on their mind, which means their feelings for certain people must be pushed to the side -- at least until it's all over.

Witty and very adventurous, readers will not be disappointed with this second installment in the unique THE SPECIALISTS series that takes them through the world of special agents. Shannon Greenland does a wonderful job in developing characters that face the same problems that normal teens do.

Well, except for the training and the missions that they must complete!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a great book. It had action and romance. I want wirenut and cat to be together forever
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bookluva More than 1 year ago
WOW.. i loved i love all her books she is sooooooooooooooo talented .........i heart these books so much........keep on rockin MS.G!!!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Down to the wire was way better than the first Model Spy. It discribes things way better. I cant wait till the next one comes out!! I want to know how GiGi and David knew each other before. But this book is packed with adventure and u will love this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mission two is about to commence and GiGi is ready to go, but this mission will need more than just her and David. Wirenut is tapped for this mission because of his fine B and E skills an also his gadget knowledge. Can he handle the pressure of another thief beating the team to their destinations. And will the unmasking of said thief blow his mind?
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Specialists: Down to the Wire Shannon Greenland Penguin Group: Speak ISBN: 978-0-14-240917-6 Shannon Greenland has done it again. 'Down to the Wire' has everything a reader could want, action, adventure, mystery, and even romance. Greenland's deft ability to draw the reader into the story right away and keep them intrigued is natural, nearly flawless. She weaves an intricate web of deception, betrayal, and emotion while keeping you teetering on the brink. This adventure featuring the GiGi and Wirenut is even better than the first. When we meet Wirenut and discover his abilities, it isn't immediately obvious how he will fit into the specialists, but before long, things start to fall into place. But as is the case with Shannon Greenland's style, things aren't always what they appear and we find ourselves swept into yet another mission that will have a tremendous effect on the lives of all those involved, including the reader. Shannon Greenland doesn't just let you read, she makes you ride along, and I for one love it! And can this author write a cliffhanger!! Karen Syed, President, Echelon Press Publishing
Guest More than 1 year ago
i LOVE this series!!!!! and you all have to read them!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait to read this book I read the first in The Specialists series and I can't wait to find out what happens between GiGi and David....<3