The Fugitive Factor (On the Run Series #2)

The Fugitive Factor (On the Run Series #2)

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by Gordon Korman
     
 

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Aiden and Meg Falconer are now celebrities ... for all the wrong reasons. It's much harder to be on the run when the whole country's looking for you.... Aiden and Meg Falconer are out to find the evidence that will free their parents from a life sentence in prison. But in order to do that, they have to live undercover. Ever since they broke out of a juvenile…  See more details below

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Aiden and Meg Falconer are now celebrities ... for all the wrong reasons. It's much harder to be on the run when the whole country's looking for you.... Aiden and Meg Falconer are out to find the evidence that will free their parents from a life sentence in prison. But in order to do that, they have to live undercover. Ever since they broke out of a juvenile detention facility, they've been chased by the FBI ... and by a strange killer they've nicknamed Hairless Joe. Now their story has hit the airwaves, and suddenly everyone is looking for the Falconer kids. They think they can hide with an old family friend ... but when she turns them in and Meg is put in jail, the danger and adventure only increase.

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Children's Literature
If you are searching for a fast-paced, action-packed adventure novel this book is for you. Reading the first book in the series, On the Run, is optional because in book two the author brings the reader up to speed with information in the prologue. Fifteen-year-old Aiden and eleven-year-old Meg have a dilemma. They believe their parents are falsely imprisoned for harboring foreign terrorists. The Falconer children escape from a protective juvenile detention facility in order to uncover evidence to free their parents. Fortunately, the young fugitives happen to be wise and resourceful beyond their tender years. Aiden and Meg are desperately seeking a potentially-helpful CIA agent, Frank Lindenauer while being pursued by the police, FBI and a psycho assassin named Hairless Joe. The escapees board a duck boat and a sudden gust of wind blows the papers Aiden is holding. Miraculously, Meg is able to grab the only paper containing Frank's address. Portions of this story are far-fetched, but this makes it a fun read. What in the world happens next? Find out in the third book of the series. 2005, Scholastic, Ages 8 to 12.
—Mary Jo Edwards

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545632041
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
07/30/2013
Series:
On the Run Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
168,072
File size:
777 KB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Gordon Korman is the author of The 39 Clues Book 2: One False Note, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, and The 39 Clues Book #8: The Emperor's Code. Gordon has written more than sixty books for kids and young adults, including Zoobreak, Swindle, and Son of the Mob, as well as the On the Run series and the Island, Everest, Dive, and Kidnapped trilogies. A native of Ontario, Canada, Korman now lives with his family in Long Island, New York.

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The Fugitive Factor (On the Run Series #2) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
MariannC More than 1 year ago
My Son is in the 6th grade and is so exicted to read this series! We borrowed the first book from school but had difficulty getting the rest. We purchased the set as a Christmas gift and he LOVES it! It's great that he is motivated to read again!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aka Shawn Legere
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a very good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aiden and Meg Falconer, children of convicted traitors John and Louise Falconer, have escaped from Vermont where they almost got killed by a mysterious assassin they`ve nicknamed Hairless Joe. They go to Boston, where they can find a former girlfriend of Frank Lindenauer, a man who can clear their parents names. They go to Boston, and meet with the woman, Jane. But when they go to her apartment, they find that she called the police and Meg is arrested, but Aiden flees. Later, Aiden comes back and disguises himself as a police officer to rescue Meg. At the end, Hairless Joe is about to capture them, but accidentally chases his car, and the Falconers escape.
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lovebooksSB More than 1 year ago
This novel is a great read! I am a fourth grade teacher and I read it because I intend to assign it as reading for my class. I enjoyed it so much that I am requesting the first, third, and fourth books as Christmas gifts. I know that my students are going to really enjoy the excitement and innovative moves made by the Falconer children because I certainly did.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
When we last left Aidan and Meg Falconer in CHASING THE FALCONERS, they were fleeing Vermont--and a man they've dubbed Hairless Joe who seems to want to kill them. Miguel Reyes, a former juvenile who was housed with them at Sunnydale Farm, has been shot and captured, and Aidan and Meg know that they don't have much time before the police--and FBI agent Emmanuel Harris--catches up with them.

Aidan found the photograph that he was looking for in the summer house in Vermont, that shows in living color that CIA operative Frank Lindenauer is a real, live person. They seem to be out of options as to what to do next, though, until Aidan spots a clue in the photo--the name of a hotel where "Uncle" Frank and his then-girlfriend, "Aunt" Jane, stayed during that summer vacation.

The kids make it to the hotel and eventually unearth a name and address for "Aunt" Jane, all the way in Boston, Masachusetts. So Aidan and Meg are on the run, once again, heading towards Boston while trying to avoid the police, Hairless Joe, and Agent Harris.

"Aunt" Jane, though, doesn't provide the miracle that they were looking for. She doesn't have any new information about Frank Lindenauer--she doesn't even know where he lives. And when she turns the Falconers into the police, it's only luck that allows him to escape, even though Meg is taken into custody.

Aidan attempts a desperate rescue, infiltrating the police station where Meg is being held until FBI agent Harris and a member of the Juvenile Department of Corrections can arrive to pick her up. Aidan does find one thing that might be able to help them, though, a file of old traffic tickets on "Uncle" Frank. A daring rescue ensues, and Aidan and Meg narrowly avoid a station full of police officers, a very close encounter with Hairless Joe, and Agent Harris.

The kids are on the run once again, this time with an address for Frank Lindenauer in California. I can't wait to read the next book in this high-energy action-adventure series, NOW YOU SEE THEM, NOW YOU DON'T. Highly recommended!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book is the best book in the in the world. You have to try this amazing series by J.K Rowling. This book has made tons of children learn to read!!! What happens is Harry starts out at home with the Dursleys. Harry is having a terrible summer. Then someone comes to make it worse. . . . . Aunt Marge!!! Harry is being treated so badly he runs away and leaves for Hogwarts where he meets his best friends Ron and Hermione, but there are still dangers with dementors and Serius Black. Will Harry survive with all these dangers? I highly recommend this book to people who love fantasy, Lemony Snicket, Sisters Grimm, and Spiderwick Chronicles. Have fun reading!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fugitive Factor is the sequel to Chasing the Falconers. Hairless Joe attempts to kill Aiden and Meg again! Miguel is no more their enemy. Fugitive Factor is a mysterious mind sharpening book. It gets more and more dangerous. I recommend this book for third grade and up because it gets a little violent. You should read this book if you like adventure and fast action.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love this serious!! you should read all the books! i love how they use mac mulvey. you should really read all the on the run and kidnapped series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is really fun! It is mysteroius. If you like or love mysteries, this book is for you! When I read this book, I didn't read the first one. But, when I finished it, I was like I have to read the next books, because I need to find out what happened to them!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When we last left Aidan and Meg Falconer in CHASING THE FALCONERS, they were fleeing Vermont--and a man they've dubbed Hairless Joe who seems to want to kill them. Miguel Reyes, a former juvenile who was housed with them at Sunnydale Farm, has been shot and captured, and Aidan and Meg know that they don't have much time before the police--and FBI agent Emmanuel Harris--catches up with them. Aidan found the photograph that he was looking for in the summer house in Vermont, that shows in living color that CIA operative Frank Lindenauer is a real, live person. They seem to be out of options as to what to do next, though, until Aidan spots a clue in the photo--the name of a hotel where 'Uncle' Frank and his then-girlfriend, 'Aunt' Jane, stayed during that summer vacation. The kids make it to the hotel and eventually unearth a name and address for 'Aunt' Jane, all the way in Boston, Masachusetts. So Aidan and Meg are on the run, once again, heading towards Boston while trying to avoid the police, Hairless Joe, and Agent Harris. 'Aunt' Jane, though, doesn't provide the miracle that they were looking for. She doesn't have any new information about Frank Lindenauer--she doesn't even know where he lives. And when she turns the Falconers into the police, it's only luck that allows him to escape, even though Meg is taken into custody. Aidan attempts a desperate rescue, infiltrating the police station where Meg is being held until FBI agent Harris and a member of the Juvenile Department of Corrections can arrive to pick her up. Aidan does find one thing that might be able to help them, though, a file of old traffic tickets on 'Uncle' Frank. A daring rescue ensues, and Aidan and Meg narrowly avoid a station full of police officers, a very close encounter with Hairless Joe, and Agent Harris. The kids are on the run once again, this time with an address for Frank Lindenauer in California. I can't wait to read the next book in this high-energy action-adventure series, NOW YOU SEE THEM, NOW YOU DON'T. Highly recommended!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is a very cool book if you like adventure it is for you it is a very good book i recomend it to all ages
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. After the cliffhanger at the end of the book Chasing the Falconer it really answered some of my questions. This is a good book for a quick read as I mentioned in the headline. The story continues the adventure of Aiden and Meg as they try to help save thier parents.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a outstanding book. Some parts are funny, Some are scary, and just plain cool. If you are intraested in aventure books. This is the one for you!