By Patrick Carman
A unusual telegram lures fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her more youthful brother, Dan, deep into Russia and clear of the single reliable grownup they comprehend. Signed with the initials NRR, the telegram launches a race to discover a treasure stolen by way of the Nazis and the reality in regards to the homicide of the final Russian royal kin. All too quickly, the treasure hunt starts off to sniff like a Lucian seize. however the bait may simply be impossible to resist . . . what's going to Amy and Dan chance to determine what rather occurred at the evening their mom and dad died?
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Pete’s. ” They’d arrived on the Grand resort Europe, one of many fanciest lodges in all of Russia. yet as they entered the $2,000-a-night suite, Dan made up our minds it wasn’t as much as snuff. “What a scam! ” acknowledged Dan. “Sixty-eight thousand rubles and there’s no pinball laptop? ” Dan raced from room to room, previous all of the dear furnishings and work. “They don’t also have a big-screen television or a Coke desktop! ” “It has great monstrous beds and limitless room provider. Works for me,” stated Amy, rubbing a small merchandise among her palms. It used to be the item she’d stumbled on in Rasputin’s pocket on the palace: a rectangular wood token painted with a coat of palms and a collection of phrases: She’d understood the phrases immediately, a connection with certainly one of her favourite books. Criminals be no longer punished the following needed to suggest Dostoevsky’s vintage Crime and Punishment. Amy enjoyed her books mammoth and sprawling, and this factor was once a doorstop. It was once Dan, along with his prepared eye and significant reminiscence, who had famous the coat of fingers. The Russian guidebook had an entire part on heraldry. He’d properly pointed out this one as belonging to Omsk, the very position the Holts have been headed. Too undesirable they have been being tailed via the Kabras. Amy pulled out Nellie’s mobilephone and charger and looked for an outlet. They’d been too busy to touch Nellie, and the becoming guilt were knotting Amy’s abdominal for hours. “I can’t think we permit her fear approximately us for the total day and evening. For all she is familiar with, we’re nonetheless out trying to find doughnuts in Cairo. ” whilst she glanced over, she observed that Dan used to be at the inn mobile dialing room carrier. He had a tremendous English-Russian menu unfold throughout his lap. Amy shook her head as she plugged within the cellphone and watched the little reveal do its start-up dance. “You don’t have PB and J at the menu, both? wealthy humans meals is not any enjoyable! ” acknowledged Dan. He’d additionally requested for orange soda, chocolate chip cookies, and onion jewelry. “I’m calling Nellie,” Amy interrupted. “Do you must hear in? ” “Hang on,” stated Dan. He hung up, grabbed his machine and the ability wire, and joined Amy at the ground. the 2 of them sat subsequent to one another, the wall outlet among them. “All this gorgeous furnishings and we’re sitting at the ground. What’s fallacious with us? ” requested Amy. “I bet we’re now not too stable at dwelling the excessive lifestyles. great thing. Wouldn’t are looking to prove just like the Cobras. ” Amy couldn’t aid considering Dan had fallen lower than the spell of a Visa gold card lovely quick. “Dan, examine this. She’s received messages. ” The voice mail gentle blinked eco-friendly on Nellie’s cellphone. Amy pressed the RETRIEVE button and activated the tiny speakerphone. “You have seven new messages,” a feminine voice provided. Amy pressed the 7 key and the 1st message got here via, even though it was once a foul connection they usually couldn’t trap the whole thing. “If you men … name ME! It’s taking a protracted … get these doughnuts. The lodge quantity is …” The message crackled so badly on the finish they couldn’t decipher the remainder. 5 extra messages have been of both awful caliber, all from Nellie, her voice changing into extra desirous about each one attempt to arrive them.