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The Black Circle
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Author Patrick Carman
Main Setting(s) Cairo, Egypt; Various locations throughout Russia
Publication date August 11, 2009
Pages 178
Series 39 Clues
Preceded by
Beyond the Grave
Followed by
In Too Deep

Summary

A Game of Cat and Mouse

"A strange telegram lures fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan, deep into Russia and away from the only trustworthy adult they know. Signed with the initials NRR, the telegram launches a race to uncover a treasure stolen by the Nazis and the truth behind the murder of the last Russian royal family. All too soon, the treasure hunt starts to smell like a Lucian trap. But the bait might just be irresistible...what will Amy and Dan risk to find out what really happened on the night their parents died?"