When James goes to visit Charlotte's family for winter break, he thinks that they will finally be able to relax after the harrowing action at school. However, when Charlotte's uncle Leander goes missing and an underground fake-art ring surfaces, they must go on a trip to Berlin to track him down and hopefully save him. They are embroiled in danger- mainly from the powerful Moriarty family. James and Charlotte must have the wits to figure this out and save themselves and Leander from the influence of the Moriarty's.
I enjoyed this book very much, but not as much as the previous novel. The characters and plot were all very well written, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. However, I felt that the ending was very confusing, and not much was explained. I think that people who like crime mystery novels and action would like to read this, as would readers of the first book and Sherlock Holmes. There was also plenty of teen romance/drama, which was also very well written. I would definitely recommend this book to others, but the first book should be read for it to make more sense.
Reviewed by NK, Grade 10