Praise for Michael MacInnes

“Memorable characters . . . a colorful and bizarre series of unbelievable stunts.” —The Buffalo News

“Carney captures the rollicking spirit of rebellious youth at odds with adult authority.” —Signal (The International Reading Association)

“The setting is authentic, the pacing is brisk, and the action non-stop, a book that makes history fun to read. . . . a bit of James Bond, with a touch of Sherlock Holmes. . . .” —Children’s Literature

“Carney maintains a stylized 1920s sensibility in this densely plotted and well-paced school story . . . solid and satisfying throughout.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“A riotous romp. Plenty of action, mystery, and suspense to appeal to both genders in this riveting debut novel.” —VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates)

“A rip-roaring, action-packed spin on the comic books and adventure stories of yore. . . . Incredible characters . . . Michael is an enormously personable champion.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Zounds!, as the characters would put it. There's lots of swashbuckling fun to be had in this period piece that reflects rather more up-to-date attitudes.” —KLIATT

“Reminiscent of Robert Cormier's The Chocolate War . . . with touches of humor.” —School Library Journal

“It's not often that an author comes around who's daring enough to delve into the complex issues many authors dare not write about. . . . Jeff Carney has created a great piece of historical fiction with a very modern twist that many teens can identify with.” —

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