In the shadow of the Smithsonian museums, the Washington Monument, and the Kennedy Center lies a mystery about lost Confederate gold. Nick and Eve are two teenagers brought together from afar by God to solve the mystery. Nick’s father is a senator, and Eve’s father is a Georgetown professor. When they all get invited to dinner at the Endelbourg Embassy, intrigue is the main course.
It is up to Nick and Eve to work out their mission, with the help of Eve’s priest friend, Father Romero. They also have Mrs. Grant, Eve’s lonely curmudgeon of a neighbor, and Natalia, the Goth daughter of the Endelbourg ambassador. My favorite part is Nick’s large family, with 5 other kids that are a major distraction at some of the main attractions of Washington, D.C. The kids help Nick and Eve elude the mysterious men following them, with a showdown at a cemetery in broad daylight.
This book is a cross between The President’s Daughter book series by Ellen Emerson White, and the movie, National Treasure. The action never stops as Nick and Eve decipher clues to the gold and try to stop an international incident. Along the way, will they discover feelings for each other that run deeper than the Potomac?
Winner of the Illumination Book award, Leslea Wahl’s adventure with a Catholic worldview and a nod to disabled veterans is sure to entertain your teenager and anyone who appreciates a patriotic story.