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Children's LiteratureThirteen-year-old Nick Simple leads a life that is anything but simple. First, he refuses to help a Scotland Yard investigator who wants him to go undercover in order to get information from the fifteen-year-old hardened criminal Johnny Powers, who is also known as Public Enemy Number One. Shortly thereafter, Nick finds himself framed and coincidently, sharing a cell with Johnny. Nick is a likeable and believable character. He cleverly pretends to befriend Johnny and the two of them escape the facility together. They join up with others and enter a dangerous underground world. Nick is brave and intelligent, but a great deal of dumb luck is what helps him to escape Johnny's band of thugs and ultimately to get the information needed to clear himself and crack a major case. The quick pace and fast action in this book make it difficult to put down. This book is the second in a series called "The Diamond Brothers Mysteries." The talented and popular author, Anthony Horowitz, is well known for the "Alex Rider Adventures" series. 2004 (orig. 1997), Philomel Books/Penguin, Ages 10 up.