Adam and Emma return in Adam Undercover, The Consortium Directive. The two friends have become the youngest secret agents in the Arcanum Trivindico. Having just survived their first dangerous undercover mission (not to mention the grueling schoolwork their teacher makes them do), they are enjoying a nice summer vacation. Adam isn’t complaining about the break that he has been given, but near the end of it he starts to get really bored, which is why he is so excited to get the letter marking the start of his “private school.”
He and Emma both arrive at the Trivindico Headquarters, wondering what this year would bring. Shortly after their schooling starts, they find that they won’t be the only kids there this year. They are joined by two old friends they never would have guessed would be there. Their schooling continues in earnest, but soon another roadblock is thrown at them. The U.S. government asks for the Trivindico’s help in a very tricky case. Will the Trivindico succeed in stopping this threat, or will the seemingly limitless reach of their enemies prove too much for them this time?
I loved this book! The amazing blend of action, adventure, and suspense kept me wanting more from start to finish. I loved how the author, Aaron Foster, was able to make this book so completely realistic. I felt like I was right there with Adam as things were happening. When something happened that wasn’t really fair, it made me think of how I would respond if I were one of the characters. It was also great that the author built on the characters so much more from book one, which meant that we got to see more of their fantastic personalities.
The storyline flowed really well; there weren’t any spots where the book got slow or boring. Fast cars, cool gadgets, powerful enemies, and the element of danger will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first page to the last. I would recommend this book to anyone who has read the first book or to anyone ages 12 and up.