By Pierdomenico Baccalario
Within the 3rd installment of the Century Quartet, Italian writer P. D. Baccalario maintains the secret that may take 4 towns and 4 impressive young children to solve.
PARIS, JUNE 20
When new details turns up in regards to the big name of Stone, the item they discovered in manhattan, Mistral, Elettra, Harvey, and Sheng meet back in Paris. Harvey brings the stone to teach to his dad's archaeologist good friend. And it seems that the buddy is aware even more concerning the kids' quest than they can have imagined. She supplies them a clock that after belonged to Napoléon, and he or she tells them that in the event that they can work out the way it works, it's going to cause them to one other item of energy. The clock sends the children everywhere Paris, via previous church buildings and forgotten museum shows, looking for an artifact associated with the Egyptian goddess Isis. yet a lady with a penchant for venomous snakes and carnivorous plants—and her immense community of spies—is staring at their each circulate. . . .
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