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The Resource Countdown Zero, Chris Rylander

Countdown Zero, Chris Rylander

Label
Countdown Zero
Title
Countdown Zero
Statement of responsibility
Chris Rylander
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Carson Fender returns to the Agency after receiving a note in his school lunch informing him that Agent Nineteen has three days left to live, and that there might be someone inside the Agency working against them"--
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Review
  • Grades 4-7 Thirteen-year-old Carson Fender, aka Agent Zero, finds school and even pulling pranks dull after his stint as a secret agent a few months prior. As if in response to this ennui, Carson is pulled from retirement to infiltrate a secret lab hidden in the depths of Mount Rushmore and save a fellow agent. This mission, however, is just the tip of the iceberg, as double-crossings and a deadly virus pit Carson against the clock and put the fate of the world in his hands once more. Second in the Codename Conspiracy series, this book is packed with laughs, gadgets, and close shaves. -- Smith, Julia (Reviewed 01-01-2015) (Booklist, vol 111, number 9)
  • Gr 6 – 8 — This sequel to Codename Zero finds former kid agent Carson Fender back in the civilian world. After foiling the dastardly villain and his terrorist plot, Carson is happily spending his days as a normal, carefree middle schooler. But when he learns about another potential mole and that one agent's life is in danger, he finds himself back in the wild world he'd left behind. A fun series for readers who enjoy James Bond-esque thrill rides. --Staff (Reviewed March 1, 2015) (School Library Journal, vol 61, issue 3, p167)
  • Fresh off a stint as an "actual, real-life" secret agent who almost singlehandedly saved the world, Carson Fender, aka Agent Zero, is having trouble adjusting to post-mission life as an ordinary seventh-grader back in North Dakota. Naturally, then, when HQ once again comes calling for the assistance of their top kid agent, Carson is in, no matter the stakes. The whole mission coincides perfectly with a class field trip to Mount Rushmore, making Carson the ideal candidate for the job. While his friends are taking in the sights, Carson must infiltrate a secret agency conveniently located in Teddy Roosevelt's head, deliver the cure to a deadly virus, save Agent Nineteen, trapped inside, and get back before anyone from his class realizes he's gone missing. Missions, however, never go quite as planned. Carson soon finds himself involved in a much larger and more dangerous plot, spearheaded by his old nemesis, the evil Mule Medlock. Though readers must wait too long for the start of the mission and the story meanders, once things get rolling, there are some great action scenes and several plot twists that force Carson to question whom he can really trust. Both established fans of Agent Zero and those new to the series will surely find Carson a funny and endearing mini-Bond, right down to the supercool gadgets. (Adventure. 9-12)(Kirkus Reviews, December 1, 2014)
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10392506
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Rylander, Chris
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Interest level
MG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 8
Reading level
5.7
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Codename conspiracy series
Series volume
0002
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Spies
  • Middle schools
  • Schools
  • Humorous stories
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Countdown Zero, Chris Rylander
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1065255
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9780062120113
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014022225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062120113
  • (OCoLC)881848471
Label
Countdown Zero, Chris Rylander
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1065255
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9780062120113
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014022225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062120113
  • (OCoLC)881848471

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