Excellent, Intermediate, spies; kids; Washington, DC; codes; code-breaking; missing children; ciphers;
During a class field trip to Washington, DC, the Code Busters (a club of four kids) try to be the first team to follow clues to visit places in DC and win the visit with a real FBI agent. During the hunt, one of the students in the class disappears, and it looks like the game is over. However, the Code Busters have noticed several clues and they determine to figure out what is going on and where the missing classmate is. Through following clues and decoding messages, they find the missing classmate and simultaneously win the prize.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"Code Busters Club: Case 5, The Hunt for the Missing Spy,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 39:
2, Article 13.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol39/iss2/13