In Act III of Newbery Medalist Cynthia Voigt s Mister Max trilogy, the solutioneer sets off to rescue his missing parents!
Ever since Max s parents were spirited away on a mysterious ship, he has longed to find them.
He s solved case after case for other people in his business as solutioneer. And he s puzzled out the coded messages sent by his father. He doesn t know exactly what s happened, but he knows his parents are in danger and it s up to Max to save them.
Max and his friends (and a few old foes) don disguises and set sail on a rescue mission. It will take all of Max s cleverness and daring to outmaneuver the villains that lie in wait: power-hungry aristocrats, snake-handling assassins, and bombardier pastry chefs.
And behind the scenes, a master solutioneer is pulling all the strings.... Has Max finally met his match?
Immensely appealing. "The New York Times Book Review"
A perfect read-aloud, the story will appeal to fans of fantasy, adventure, mystery, and humor. " The Christian Science Monitor""
Voigt brings off the final act in this trilogy with consummate ease a solution all the more satisfying for being so unexpected. "The Horn Book"
This is a strong ending to an involving series, and readers who have eagerly awaited the final title will not be disappointed. "Bulletin"
Carefully crafted and suspenseful, with a satisfyingly dangerous yet successful rescue. Kirkus Reviews
A satisfying conclusion to the trilogy, [and] a rewarding adventure story. "Booklist""
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