By Andy Lane
Farrar Straus Giroux, 2012. 343 pgs. Young Adult
A supposedly dead notorious American assassin is alive in England, and Sherlock’s British diplomat brother Mycroft believes that the assassin is involved in another plot against America. Sherlock, in trying to help investigate, only makes matters worse when his surveillance makes the group of conspirators flee for America. They take along a hostage close to Sherlock to dissuade Sherlock from following; undeterred, Sherlock sails off to America to rescue a friend, save America, and get into more trouble than he counted on.
I enjoyed the second outing in this series just as much as Death Cloud as Sherlock develops his skills and we learn more about the boy who became the world’s greatest detective.