Twelve-year-old Reuben spends his days practicing parkour on the highest of buildings in the Lower Downs as a way to escape--but when he finds a peculiar, magical watch, he gets a little more than he's bargained for. When he discovers that the watch has the power to turn its wearer invisible, he's propelled on the adventure of a lifetime.
Now Reuben is being chased by a group of dangerous men called the Directions, and someone--or something--called the Smoke. They all want the watch, and with the help of new friends, it's up to Reuben to unravel the mysteries surrounding it.
New York Times bestselling author Trenton Lee Stewart's latest novel is sure to delight old and new fans alike with the twists and turns of an adventurous mystery reminiscent of The Mysterious Benedict Society series.
An Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade of the Year Choice
ALA Notable Book for Children
Amazon #1 Best Book of 2016 for Children Choice
*"Stewart... has created an exciting, fully imagined world filled with mystery and danger, where children can have real adventures without parental supervision. He doesn't shy from putting the children in true danger, both physical and moral, keeping readers on tenterhooks until the final page."
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
*"Fans of Stewart's Mysterious Benedict Societyand series like it will devour his latest novel. This epic story filled with adventure and twists and turns is certain to keep readers' interest from beginning to end."
—School Library Journal (starred review)
Trenton Lee Stewart is the author of The Secret Keepers and the award-winning and New York Times bestselling Mysterious Benedict Society series. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.