Tessa McMillan


Outstanding, Intermediate, Young Adult, Roland Smith, Adventure, Mystery, Squid

Document Type

Book Review


Travis Wolfe and his business partner, Ted Bronson, are in need of money to help finance their search for cryptids. The two men agree to a paid expedition to capture a giant squid for the Northwest Zoo and Aquarium of Seattle. Marty and Grace join Wolfe on the sea voyage, along with Marty’s boarding school roommate, Luther. Because Noah Blackwood poses such a threat, Wolfe secretly brings the Mokélé-mbembé eggs onboard under extreme security measures. But Blackwood’s spies and his best hunter, Butch McCall, infiltrate the ship. When Wolfe’s ship reaches the coast of New Zealand to search for the squid, Blackwood stages a pirate raid and captures the Mokélé-mbembé eggs. Blackwood tries to kidnap Grace, but she voluntarily goes with him to everyone’s surprise.