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When we went on our last vacation we read this book out loud to our two boys who are 10 and 12 years old. Every time we got in the car both of our boys demanded I start reading the book again. When we finished the book, we all wished we had a sequel to read. Martin McMillan was a really fun story that kept our attention right up to the end. We also learned a lot about Inca history. I have recommended this book to all our friends. My son's good friend couldn't put the book down and when he finished it he said to his mother, "Where's the seqeul?" –- Randy Chinn

This is a fun, interesting adventure story told through the eyes of Martin, who is in his "tween" years. Martin is a sweet kid who, while going through those tough pre-puberty years, is forced to move away from his friends and the suburban life he loves to go to a remote town in Peru with his family. He's not thrilled about the move, but he gives his new home a chance, and discovers that life is what you make of it. He develops some new friendships, learns about new cultures, and finds himself in the middle of a good mystery. The story is well-written and includes a lot of interesting information about Inca history and it's relationship with Peru. I can't wait to read it to my daughter! --Jennifer Mannix

My daughter and I read this book at the same time and enjoyed discussing the story. The book provides kids with adventure, cultural information, and a range of interpersonal relationships. Teaches kids to make the best of a situation that initially seems negative. We can't wait for the sequel! --Bob Kurlychek

I read this book on a plane on the way to visit my grandkids. It was to be a gift for them, but I couldn't put it down until I found out what happened! Intelligent, engrossing, mysterious, fun for all ages over about 8. --Sharon Potts

This is the best novel about two teens brought together with a mystery to solve that I have read.”

      -  Judy Bean, Maine in Print

"History comes to life in an intriguing ways as two young adults discover what true companionship is all about." 

-  John Quinn, The Eagle

"It's better than The Raiders of the Lost Arc, packed with historic facts that are fun to read about. It's an excellent choice for any teen or junior-high history teacher. Full of excitement, adventure and love."

 - Carol King, The Irregula