Monday, May 9, 2016

The Salt Mine Mystery

Twelve year-old Gabe Zanadu, his brother, Alex, and dogs Thunder and Lightning face Team Test #2 in Germany’s Berchtesgaden Salt Mines. Fighting a human-trafficking ring, they must successfully negotiate the Egyptian Path of Death to free themselves, the victims and bring their captors to justice. THE SALT MINES MYSTERY Threatened in the streets of Goeppingen, Germany, Gabe and Alex Zanadu make a disastrous decision that plummets them, their dogs Thunder and Lightning, and international friends into the clutches of an evil human trafficking ring. Who sent thugs to attack twelve-year-old Gabe in an alley? What secret does Gabe and Alex, his fourteen-year-old brother, learn at the War Council? Can the boys remember the sailor song clues given by the mysterious ‘G’ and survive? How do Thunder and Lightning keep their masters alive? Will Gabe and Alex’s brotherly ties withstand the onslaught of danger? Who will finish the race through the Egyptian Path of Death? Find the answers to these questions and more in this heart-pumping, action-packed adventure/mystery story. And the Thunder and Lightning saga is just beginning!


This is the first book I've read buy Aaron Zook, and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed his writing.  The Thunder and Lightening Series is great for anyone middle school reader and above thlo enjoy.   The second book in the series,  The Salt Mine Mystery continues the adventures of two brothers and their dogs.  As they are living in Germany,  they are threatened by a group led by  the Machete, and their parents take them on a vacation to get away from danger.  But unknown to the parents, they've led their children right where the terrorist wants them.
A mysterious G, unexplained packages,  a riddle,  a maze,  and a key come together to create a great story.

I really liked the author's writing,  and he did a great job keeping me intrigued.  It is a great book that younger readers can read as well without unneeded drama, and was pretty realistic for the situation the two were going through.  When I first requested this book I didn't think I'd enjoy it much,  but I look forward to reading more of the series, and seeing where it leads.

I rate this book 4.5 out of 5 stars.
I recieved this book free for an honest review.


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