In the second book of the action-packed Double Vision series, ordinary twelve-year-old Linc Baker must go undercover in Washington, DC, to stop a CIA mole from assassinating the president. With an unforgettably funny voice, high-stakes espionage, and real American spy history dating back to the Revolutionary War, this is the latest adventure in the Double Vision series that ALA Booklist says "fans of Alex Rider and 39 Clues will love."
After the government receives a threat on the president's life from someone named Dagger, supersecret spy agency Pandora wants Linc to go to Washington, DC, to protect the first daughter, Amy, and find the dangerous double of George Washington's legendary coat, rumored to make its wearer invincible. Unfortunately for Linc, his by-the-book agent nemesis, Ben Green, is already on the case and making him look bad. With Amy's help, Linc will have to dig deep into the history of America's first spies—the Culper Ring—to beat Ben at his own game and stop Dagger before it's too late.
About the Author
F. T. Bradley is originally from the Netherlands and still likes to travel, like Linc, whenever she gets a chance. She lives in Mississippi with her husband and two daughters. This is the third book in her trilogy about Lincoln Baker and Ben Green.
What People are Saying About This
“A cool caper with great Washington D.C. locations. Theperfect page-turner for reluctant readers.”
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Linc Baker didn’t want to be a spy, he wanted to be just a regular kid. When he was recruited by a top-secret agency, Pandora, he was kind of annoyed. Luckily, he completed the mission, saved the world, blah blah blah, and he was called out of action. Well, he was out of action until now. When a secret agent steps out of a black car and asks for Linc, he knows Pandora is looking for him to go on another mission. To make matters worse, Linc is on the same case as agent Benjamin Green, an agent that looks exactly like Linc but is totally annoying and no friend to Linc. Linc flies out to Washington D.C. to get his mission. Apparently, George Washington’s coat makes the wearer invincible and the coat has gone missing. A villain named “Dagger” plans to kill the president while wearing the coat. Linc and Ben need to find it, but they hate each other. They do what any two feuding agents would do. They make it a competition. Linc finds an ally in Amy, the president’s daughter. Together Linc and Amy set out to stop Dagger, save the president, and show up Ben. Code Name 711 is the second book in the Double Vision Trilogy. Double Vision (Published in October 2012). doublevisionThe books do not have to be read in order because I was completely into this story even though I didn’t read the first book in the series (although Double Vision is now on my must read list). I really liked this book. Ms. Bradley writes an adventure story that is exciting and interesting and totally appropriate for middle grade readers. I love that it takes place Washington DC and that it involves history a little bit. Linc is an awesome character. He is very realistic and believable as a kid. I like that he has the assignment to guard the FIrst Daughter (Amy) and that they make a good team in trying to defeat Dagger. The idea of two people looking exactly alike (Linc and Ben) and that they hate each other is hysterical. I like the idea of the “Dangerous Doubles” in the book (things in history that have a magical power that had to have a copy made to make it less suspicious). Ms. Bradley has a great writing style and wrote a thrilling spy adventure for kids. I can’t wait to read Book 1, and then, I’ll wait for Book 3! *NOTE I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Lincoln Baker is back for the second installment in F.T. Bradley's Double Vision series. During a "perfect" Sunday of video games with friends, feeling pretty good about his schoolwork and waiting for his mother to put spaghetti and meatballs on the table, super secret agency Pandora approaches Lind with a new problem. There's another "Dangerous Double" posing a threat to the life of the President of the United States and her family. (Yep, the Commander in Chief is a woman!) Linc convinces his family he's part of the Junior President's Club and is going on a field trip to Washington, D.C. Once there, he has to deal with Benjamin Green, an arrogant "real" kid agent who just happens to look like Linc. With the help of Henry the twelve-year-old gadget genius and First Daughter, Amy, Linc again solves puzzles and follows clues to try to be the first to get to a special, and very dangerous, artifact once belonging to George Washington. Bradley weaves history, D.C. landmarks, the Culper Spy ring, puzzles, danger and laughs into another fun and fast thrill ride of a book. The target audience may be reluctant readers, but anyone will enjoy the adventures of a likeable, normal kid who gets caught up in extraordinary situations.
Once again Mr. Bradley has written a fantastic spy mystery! Although the target age for this book is 8-12 years of age, I am “older” and it is an absolutely fun book to read. This book is the second in a trilogy and while you don’t have to have read the first book (“Double Vision”), it would be helpful in recognizing the main characters in this second book. I was pleased to see that the setting for “Code Name 711” was Washington, DC – a city that really is full of mystery itself. The author has done an excellent job of helping one picture the city and I could easily see Linc and Amy running the through the streets to avoid danger. Great book! Great read! Great fun! I am looking forward to reading the third book in this series when it is released in the Fall of 2014! (rev. P.Howard) DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy of Double Vision Code Name 711 was provided to us in exchange for our honest review by the author, F.T. Bradley. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer. No compensation was received for this review.