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Buffalo Bill Cody and his Wild West show are in London! Wiggins and the rest of the Raven League are thrilled when they sneak backstage and meet the great frontiersman himself. But then a policeman is attacked and beaten--and the clues point to Buffalo Bill and one of his troupe, a Sioux warrior. As the plot thickens, Buffalo Bill turns to Sherlock Holmes for help, but the great detective is nowhere to be found. It's up to the Raven League to prove the Americans are innocent--but can they do it without the help of Mr. Holmes?
Playing detective in a mystery simulation, Net Force Explorer Matt Hunter investigates the high-profile murder of a wealthy young socialite--last seen alive with the heir apparent to a political dynasty. But this mystery is based on reality, and someone will go to any length to keep the more than 40-year-old case closed.
The inside secrets of big business are being leaked onto the Net. But the culprit is not just a kid hacker showing off. It's a cadre of spies who are using a revolutionary, new "wearable" computer to tune in to people's thoughts. And Net Force Explorer David Gray must try to keep the people he works with -- and his friends -- from being fatally crushed by the unknown spies...
Here comes a Clancy first: a new series of novels for young adults starring a team of troubleshooting teens--the Net Force Explorers--who know more about cutting edge technology than their teachers!<P> Computer savvy teens, a war game gone awry, and good old-fashioned intrigue are the elements of The Deadliest Game, a high-octane episode in Tom Clancy's wildly popular teen series Net Force. Clancy and co-author Steve Pieczenik envision a futuristic society where people enliven their dull lives with intense virtual experiences. One of the most favored of these virtual realities is a medieval war game called Sarxos. Players leave their physical bodies at home while an implant in their head carries them through their computer to the virtual Dominion of Sarxos, a land where they may be anyone-- from a reigning warlord to a practicing hedge-wizard. But when players who are winning too many battles in Sarxos start getting stalked and attacked in the real world, it becomes clear that one player has begun taking the game far too seriously.<P> Enter teen cyber-sleuths Meg and Leif, experienced Sarxos players. As members of the Net Force Explorers, a teen auxiliary of the cyber-crime-stopping Net Force, Meg and Leif start questioning characters in the alternate reality. Even when their boss instructs them to stop, they stay hot on the trail of the online Sarxian player who is "bouncing" any threatening opponent out of the game. But time is running out in the search for the online criminal, and Meg and Leif may find themselves the next bouncees!<P> In Net Force, Tom Clancy has created a cyber-thrilling series that will transition into the next millennium with ease. The breathless action and abrupt plot transitions between the real world and virtual reality will fascinate teen computer fiends and young video gamers alike.
The Secret Formula Everyone Wants! A scientist finds a way to create perfect humans, heal the lame and cure the sick. Dr. Aron Esterhazy's new formula can even turn ordinary people into superbeings. Everyone who finds out about it wants it--but who will control it? Spider-Man wants to make sure the serum doesn't wind up in the wrong hands... but it may also cure his Aunt May. Hobgoblin wants to become a superpowered player ... but it may also allow him the revenge he seeks. The Kingpin wants it to create an army of super-thugs ... and cure his wife. Daredevil wants to keep it out of the Kingpin's control but it may also restore his sight. One person Will use it, One person will die, But who?
Atlantis- a floating city five hundred feet in the air- is suspended by the force of the magical Magestone. But its power comes at a price. The precious gems must be strip-mined from the earth by human and Dwarven slaves under the ruthless command of Atlantean overseers. Sarah Ythlim, head of the Black Powder Rebels, is a woman with only one thing on her mind: the destruction of the Atlantean Empire. In secret, she plots with her cohorts to introduce a new weapon to the fight: gunpowder. Blaize is an elite Guardsman who lives to serve the Atlantean government. When his superiors discover that a rebel group plans to attack the empire, Blaize is ordered to act as a spy. But during his covert assignment, Blaize discovers that the lines between good and evil are often blurred. Now he must decide where his allegiances lie.
The techno-teens of the Net Force Explorers are just as smart as their adult counterparts when it comes to 21st century crimes and misdemeanors.<P> Now, the Explorers must delve into cyberspace--and the secrets of the past--to prove their commander innocent of murder....
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