Article Title




Outstanding, Intermediate, Young Adult, Roland Smith, Brothers, Radicalism, Cults

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Book Review


After waiting a year, Pat O’Toole finally receives a package from his missing brother, Coop. Inside is a digital voice recorder detailing Coop’s exploration of an unknown society beneath New York City. When Pat’s letters go unanswered, Pat makes his way to New York City’s underground. There Pat meets Kate, a girl who needs Pat’s help in rescuing Coop from her grandfather, Lod or Lord of the Deep. Together they travel to the mysterious lair of the Pod where Coop is being help captive. Kate gets all three of them out of the Pod and a friend, known as the Librarian, helps them escape to the above. However, they must stay on the run because Lod and his minions are on their trail.