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Ben is taken to Mexico by his nemesis in the hopes that he’ll finally be able to take down SPYDER in this latest addition to the New York Times bestselling Spy School series.

Thirteen-year-old Ben Ripley has been caught in the snares of SPYDER more than once and knows well enough to be suspicious of anything that seems too good to be true—despite needing special tutoring in advanced survival techniques. So when Murray Hill finally breaks his silence with an offer to hand over the SPYDER elite, Ben knows that there must be something going on. But his hesitation doesn’t stop the assignment.

The Mission: Follow Murray Hill to an undisclosed location with no one else but Erica Hale to identify SPYDER leadership. Once found, contact the CIA to sweep in and finish the job. DO NOT CONTACT SPYDER DIRECTLY.

However, as Ben suspected, nothing goes as planned, and what should be an easy mission quickly turns deadly. Now, Ben and Erica will have to face rogue agents, trained killers, and even very hungry crocodiles in a race against the clock to find out what SPYDER is up to this time—and thwart their evil plans.
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published on October 2, 2018 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 1481477854
ISBN-13: 9781481477857
13 Book Reviews
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  • bookfan2008
    bookfan2008Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 7:54 am44 stars
    Great book! I've been reading the series for 3 years now!
    • bookfan2008
      bookfan2008Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 5:16 am44 stars
      It was okay, not my favourite, but not bad either!
      • jb9
        jb9Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 5:35 am44 stars
        This is such a great book and book series and you should really read this book and this series. 2020
        • blossomreader
          blossomreaderSunday, August 16, 2020 at 5:27 pm
          In Spy School goes south, Spy School, well, goes south. Ben had been told by his nemesis and former friend, Murray Hill, that he can find the SPYDER hideout. Ben knows somethings up, but he pretends to go along with it. He's not supposed to come in contact with SPYDER, but of course everything backfires, adn Ben finds himself in more trouble than ever. What will he do? I loved this book, and I hope you will too!
          • starsabove
            starsaboveSunday, July 19, 2020 at 7:19 pm55 stars
            Another mission, another almost-to-death experience for Ben. In this book, he finds out about Zoe's crush on him and is Erica jealous? This is ond of my favorite books and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
            • sylvie55555
              sylvie55555Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 8:41 pm55 stars
              In this book in the Spy School series written by the author Stuart Gibbs, Ben and Erica are on thier easiest case yet; all thy have to do is follow Murray to SPYDER's head quarters, and take down SPYDER once and for all... except it's not that easy. Will they be able to do it? Read the book to find out! Happy Reading! I gave this book 4 stars becuase even though it was good, the foreshadowing was a bit strong.
              • extrememsb
                extrememsbFriday, May 15, 2020 at 6:56 am44 stars
                This was a really good Spy School book. Ben's mission is to follow Murray Hill to a location which will hopefully be SPYDER's headquarters. Murray ends up betraying them so, they are stuck in a jungle/forest. This book has some adventure and suspense. They have to get out of the jungle/forest and try to find SPYDER. Will they find SPYDER or not. This was a really good book.
                • wijynyby-157244960024
                  wijynyby-157244960024Friday, November 1, 2019 at 8:16 am55 stars
                  I think you should read Stuart Gibbs's Spy School Goes South , witch is a really good book about 5 kids going on an undercover mission that nearly gets them all killed. I really like when Ben, Erica, Zoe, Mike, and Murray get trapped in Mexico while trying to spy on an evil organization. I like this book because one of them has a crush on 2 others and one is from the evil organization! It also conveys the message that you should trust your friends. And those are my reasons to why I think you should read this book.
                  • sylvie55555
                    sylvie55555Friday, July 19, 2019 at 4:51 pm55 stars
                    This is the 5th book in the spy school series written by Stuart Gibbs. In this book Erica and Ben travel to the SPYDER's super secret hideout! Will they make it out alive? Read the book to find out. Stuart Gibbs is an amazing other and this is a wonderful series, as well as the Fun Jungle and Space Case series! I totally recommend this book!
                    • zizonywi-155992117026
                      zizonywi-155992117026Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 11:46 am55 stars
                      Ben is a 12 year old kid that is an spy. His platonic love Erica a 15 year old girl that have desendence of awesome spys. They both go to Mexico to bring down an evil organization called SPYDER. Murray was the person that was captured and brought the to Mexico, but it was a tramp. Luckily Erica and Ben survived also Zoe and Mike got infiltrated in the airplane other two spies. They got to a resort where there where SPYDER. Ben new they needed help to deafet him but Erica knew they cou;ld't depend on the CIA (where they work) because there were moles in there send by SPYDER. Erica called her mom that is a spy in M16 a British spy organization. Could they defeat SPYDER? You will have to read the book to know.