By Patrick Carman
A unusual telegram lures fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her more youthful brother, Dan, deep into Russia and clear of the one reliable grownup they recognize. Signed with the initials NRR, the telegram launches a race to discover a treasure stolen through the Nazis and the reality in regards to the homicide of the final Russian royal family members. All too quickly, the treasure hunt begins to sniff like a Lucian capture. however the bait could simply be impossible to resist . . . what is going to Amy and Dan threat to determine what relatively occurred at the evening their mom and dad died?
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He yelled. Amy sighed. once more, her brother was once locked in a dream within which their cousin Irina Spasky used to be shredding a liked baseball card along with her fingernails. “Wake up, Dan. You’re dreaming. ” Amy had by no means felt so drained in her existence, and her brother used to be, as traditional, appearing like an fool. “Telegram! ” The knock on the door got here back. “Dan! Get … the … door! ” Amy crammed her face in a pillow and screamed. She used to be conscious for solid and he or she knew it. Peering previous her pillow, she observed that Nellie used to be nonetheless absolutely lifeless to the area. “Coming! ” cried Amy. “Hold your horses! ” whilst she reached the door, she hesitated, a well-recognized worry gripping her insides. What if she permit an individual risky in? Come on, Amy, get a grip. Amy opened the door, her eyes picking an Egyptian bellboy status within the corridor. He was once shorter than she was once via a mile, donning a spiffy pink uniform with gold buttons up front that was once no less than sizes too large. In his fingers used to be a sealed envelope. “For you, madam, from the table. somebody has leaved it. ” Amy took the envelope, and the bellboy stepped a tiny bit nearer, beaming at her hopefully. “I convey message from the desk,” acknowledged the bellboy. “For you, madam. ” His toes have been midway in and midway out of the room, which made Amy frightened. “Is there whatever else you have got for me? ” requested Amy. “Someone has leaved it for you,” he acknowledged, pointing on the envelope with a cheerful grin. “Give him this,” acknowledged Dan. “Then i will be able to return to sleep. ” Dan’s voice was once muffled, and whilst Amy circled, she observed that he used to be conversing into the carpeted ground, too lazy to boost his head. He used to be retaining up a five-pound Egyptian be aware, worthy approximately one buck. Amy close the door. interest had killed any wish of going again to mattress. The envelope were addressed on an old-style typewriter that seemed to be lacking the capital A. The underline was once additionally randomly caught on a number of the letters. She tore it open and sat at the sofa, her face whitening as she scanned the notice. Saladin meowed hungrily and raised his again, claws bared at the gold bedspread. “Dan, you larger wake up right here. ” Dan didn’t circulation, so she yelled. “TELEGRAM FOR DAN! ” Dan lifted his head as though mustering the power for a comeback, yet Amy may possibly inform her brother was once nonetheless clawing his approach out of dreamland. He stood up from the ground and dropped seriously onto the sofa. Nellie used to be nonetheless curled up below the covers on one of many beds within the room, the skinny white wire of her iPod ear-buds snaking out from lower than a pile of 7 pillows overlaying her head. “That lady may well sleep via a demolition derby,” stated Dan. “Dan! pay attention! ” Amy stated, keeping the telegram as she started to learn. “‘Cairo foreign Airport, locker quantity 328. 56-12-19. NRR. ’” “Sounds like a lame capture set through one in all our opponents. Let’s order room carrier and return to mattress. ” “I don’t imagine so,” stated Amy. She held out the message so Dan may possibly learn it. What he chanced on at the paper took his breath away. Lazy Dan left the development and used to be changed by means of Alarmed Dan. “No one is aware approximately this, no longer even Nellie.