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Book 3 in the #1 bestselling The 39 Clues series may just be the most thrill-packed yet!

ATTENTION! Amy and Dan Cahill have been located once again, this time in the company of the notoriously unreliable Alistair Oh. Could they have been foolish enough to make an alliance?

Spies report that Amy and Dan seem to be tracking the life of one of the most powerful fighters the world has ever known. If this fearsome warrior was a Cahill, his secrets are sure to be well-guarded . . . and the price to uncover them just might be lethal.
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published on March 3, 2009 by Scholastic
ISBN-10: 0545060435
ISBN-13: 9780545060431
31 Book Reviews
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  • aaa57
    aaa57Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 2:56 pm55 stars
    I want them to FALL IN Like LOVE AGAIN
    • gdub2019
      gdub2019Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 6:04 pm55 stars
      This is my favorite in the series so far! It’s more mysterious and intense!
      • JasonTuesday, May 28, 2019 at 2:33 am
        The book is great for I like the book
        • pdawg272
          pdawg272Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 10:11 am55 stars
          this book looks alright i like it.
          • hernaja234
            hernaja234Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 9:42 am
            becuse i like 39 clues.
            • aria123
              aria123Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 2:30 pm55 stars
              I have read this book and it is awesome the 39 Clues books are so awesome. I would recomend these books to any one who likes adventure.
              • artpanda
                artpandaWednesday, August 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm55 stars
                Blog Culture Clips En Español About Us THE SWORD THIEF BOOK REVIEW This mystery book by Peter Lerangis is the third book in " The 39 Clues" series and is published by Scholastic, Inc. The Sword Thief is written for kids ages 9 to 12. The age range reflects readability and not necessarily content appropriateness. PLOT SUMMARY In the first book in "The 39 Clues" series (The Maze of Bones), Dan and Amy Cahill's wealthy grandmother, Grace, dies and leaves a challenge to her large extended family: Whoever finds the 39 clues she's left behind will gain wealth and prestige beyond their wildest dreams. Orphaned Amy (age 14) and her brother, Dan (age 11), are determined to outplay their vicious, devious family members. In this book, Dan and Amy find their boarding passes missing after Nellie (the kids' au pair [nanny]) has boarded their plane to Tokyo. Uncle Alistair, a competitor, offers to take the kids to Tokyo on his private jet. Though Dan and Amy have been warned not to trust anyone, they have little choice but to accept since Nellie, their only adult-figure, is already en route to Japan. Once in Tokyo, Alistair and the kids discuss Japanese history and decide the clues are pointing them to an ancient warrior from the Thomas branch of the Cahill family named Hideyoshi and his descendants, the yakuza. They've just printed out a map of secret subway tunnels when they realize their computer has been hacked by the Holt family, another competitor. The Holts capture and transport them to the subway, where the whole group looks for clues until they're almost hit by a train. The Holts escape the way they entered, while the kids are saved by Alistair, who pulls them into a secret room within the tunnel walls. Yakuza warriors with swords quickly drive Alistair and the kids above ground, but just as they're about to be captured, Nellie, the two relatives who stole their boarding passes (Ian and Natalie Kabra), and Grace's cat, Saladin, arrive to save them. Alistair and the kids decide to work with the Kabras temporarily. Ian gives Amy a coin with a symbol on it, and in conjunction with a scroll they've found in the subway, the group decides the clues are pointing toward Alistair's homeland, Korea. On the flight, Alistair thinks about his painful discovery: Many years ago his Uncle Bae hired someone to murder Alistair's father. When the next clue leads them to an alchemy chart and a mountain cave containing a new clue, Ian takes back the coin and uses it to seal Amy, Dan and Alistair in the cave while he and Natalie escape to continue their quest. Alistair and the kids find gunpowder fuses and blow their way out of the cave, but Alistair does not emerge from the rubble. The children appear devastated because they think he died. Bae and the elusive man in black (who appears briefly in each book) watch their reactions from the shadows. They also believe Alistair has been killed. As the children and Nellie resignedly head to Egypt to follow the next lead... hoped you liked it!
                • 25minecraft
                  25minecraftMonday, May 8, 2017 at 8:19 am
                  this is one of the most amazing books!:):):):):):):):)
                  • ike541
                    ike541Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 7:47 am55 stars
                    This book is AMAZING!!!!!~!!!! :) :) :) :) :)
                    • ike541
                      ike541Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 7:46 am55 stars
                      I LOVE 39 CLUES!!!!!!!!! The books are AMAZING!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)