The Accidental Secret Agent


Author: Tom McLaughlin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780192744395
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Page: 240
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When you hear the words 'international super spy with a licence to kill', you're probably not thinking of a thirteen-year-old boy with an overactive imagination called Kevin. But through an incredible mix up, Kevin happens to be the secret service's latest recruit and the fate of the world rests in his hands.

The Accidental Billionaire


Author: Tom McLaughlin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780192749567
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Page: 240
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A new, hilarious book from author Tom McLaughlin, creator of the highly-acclaimed The Accidental Prime Minister. Funny by Name. Funny by Nature. Jasper Spam is mad about science, the problem is that all of his experiments tend to end in a BANG, until one day quite accidentally Jasper manages to invent something that will change the world forever . . .One crazy experiment involving a shed, a mallet, and a poorly aimed laser beam results in Jasper's cat Rover, becoming the world's first talking cat. Finally an invention that works - the Cat Chat 2000! Soon people are handing over all of their cash to get a talking cat. With his new found wealth Jasper can finally live the life he's always dreamed of - buying a mansion, sports team, and producing a Hollywood blockbuster. But is there a huge price to pay for bringing talking cats to the world, and money won't be able to solve the problem that the Cat Chat 2000 hascaused.

The Accidental Agent


Author: Andrew Rosenheim
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446492311
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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1942: THE RACE IS ON TO CREATE THE ATOMIC BOMB. James Nessheim has gone back to college and thinks he has left his life as a spy behind. But the covert nuclear programme at the University of Chicago has been infiltrated by an enemy agent, and Nessheim is persuaded by the FBI to help track him down. At the same time, an old flame re-enters Nessheim’s life and he finds himself falling in love. But can it be coincidence that she appears just as he becomes a special agent again? Nessheim’s personal and professional lives grow dangerously intertwined as he struggles to protect the war’s deadliest secret – and work out who he can trust.

The Accidental Father Christmas


Author: Tom McLaughlin
Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children
ISBN: 0192758977
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
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The latest hilarious caper from author Tom McLaughlin. Funny by name. Funny by nature. Ben has one important thing on his Christmas list, and it's the same thing every year. He wants his dad to be at home for Christmas. But his wish never comes true. And Ben's starting to get a bit sceptical about Father Christmas's existence, he needs proof. So, on Christmas Eve, he sets up an elaborate booby trap to capture the jolly bearded fella as he comes sliding down the chimney. Kicking off a sequence of hilarious events that makes this Christmas the most bonkers ever!

The Accidental Sorcerer


Author: K. E. Mills
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 0732286042
Category: Fantasy fiction
Page: 442
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'a rip-roaring Harry Potter for grown ups ...magic' HERALD SUN HIS LAST ASSIGNMENT BLEW UP IN HIS FACE ...IS NEW OTTOSLAND READY FOR THIS? For the life of him, Gerald Dunwoody can't seem to keep a job or a roof over his head. When disaster strikes again it looks like his days of being a wizard are over for good ...until his friend Monk, genius of the government's secret research department, helps him to get appointed as Royal Court Wizard to the King of New Ottosland. His offsider, Reg, an ensorcelled bird with a mysterious past, isn't so sure this is a good idea. But Gerald's choices are limited. It's New Ottosland, or starve. But once Gerald arrives it quickly becomes clear that King Lional isn't the vain, indolent young man he first appeared to be. And with the passing of time, it becomes even clearer that Lional's plans may not, in fact, be in Gerald's best interests ...'unputdownable' NEXUS

Milo Speck, Accidental Agent


Author: Linda Urban
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544633733
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 304
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When magic came to Milo Speck, it came in the form of a sock. “Figures,” said Milo. So begins Milo’s adventure in Ogregon, a place populated with hungry ogres, dino-sized turkeys, kidnapped kids, and—Dad? What’s Milo’s regular-old salesman father doing in Ogregon? For that matter, how did a shrimp like Milo end up there? He’s no hero. He can’t help those kids. Right? But there’s no time for Milo to get the answers. After all, hungry ogres like nothing more than a tasty bite of boy, and what kid is going to stick around for that? A fast escape back home to Downriver is all that matters—until Milo realizes that what’s really afoot in Ogregon goes far beyond an ogre quest for snack food. And his own family may be somehow mixed up in the dastardly plot. But what can a small boy in a very big world possibly do about that?

The Story Machine


Author: Tom McLaughlin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408839326
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Elliott is a boy who likes to find things and, one day, he stumbles across a machine. At first, he can't work out what the machine is for – it doesn't beep or buzz like all his other machines and it doesn't have an ON/OFF button. Then, quite by accident, Elliott makes the machine work. The machine makes letters! Elliott thinks it must be a story machine but, sadly, Elliott isn't very good at letters and words. How can he make magical stories without them? But, wait, some of the letters look like pictures. Elliott is good at pictures and, as he discovers, pictures make stories. An inspiring, uplifting picture book about the simple joys of a typewriter in a world of hi-tech machines. Perfect for fans of Oliver Jeffers.

The Cloudspotter


Author: Tom McLaughlin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408880474
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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His real name was Franklin. But everyone called him The Cloudspotter ... The Cloudspotter doesn't have many friends. He spends his time, all by himself, spotting not just clouds but adventures in the sky. This way, he doesn't feel so alone. Then, one day, an unexpected visitor appears in his adventures and it throws everything up in the air. Could it be that two cloudspotters are better than one?

Accidentally Engaged


Author: Mary Carter
Publisher: Kensington
ISBN: 1617739014
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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I'm just the messenger. Please, don't kill me. . . Don't hate me because I'm psychic. . .everybody else already does. My name's Clair Ivers and these days my "gift" seems more like a booby prize. It all started when this crazy woman tried to bribe me into skewing a reading to warm her future sister-in-law's cold feet. Then the prospective sister-in-law threatened to kill herself at the altar if I didn't give her a phony reading saying she should break off the engagement. Oh, and did I mention she ran out, leaving her three-carat rock of a ring right there on my table? So what's an honest woman to do? Find the man who belongs to the ring, of course. And boy, have I found him. The minute I lay eyes on Jack Heron, I know he's the one. . .for me, that is. The problem is making him realize it once he finds out that I may be responsible for the flight of his fiancée. At least his grandmother likes me. Of course she thinks I'm someone else. And then there's the best man who keeps calling me for dates. . .and stock tips. Between the people who think I'm someone else, the people who wish I were, and the people who just want a bead on the winning Powerball numbers, I'm seriously considering packing in my deck for good. But not until I throw caution to the wind and make a play for my very own Jack of Hearts. . .

The Secret of Lizard Island


Author: Ernest Herndon
Publisher: Zondervan Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780310382515
Category: Adventure and adventurers
Page: 128
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When a computer error causes the CIA to select twelve-year-old Eric as an agent for their new wildlife conservation branch, he finds himself spying on renegade scientists who are tampering with the monitor lizards on a Pacific island.

Our Man in Charleston

Britain's Secret Agent in the Civil War South
Author: Christopher Dickey
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307887278
Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Page: 388
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"The little-known story of a British diplomat who serves as a spy in South Carolina at the dawn of the Civil War, posing as a friend to slave-owning aristocrats when he was actually telling Britain not to support the Confederacy"--

The Ministry of SUITs


Author: Paul Gamble
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 1250086825
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 384
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Memo: For Ministry of Strange, Unusual, and Impossible Things Operatives Only RE: The Ministry of SUITs by Paul Gamble (winner of the Eilís Dillon award for a first children’s book) A series of strange incidents have been reported in Belfast: * Oddball kids are going missing * There are several unconfirmed signs of pirates. * A wild bear known to be a very sore loser at musical statues has escaped from the museum and is on the rampage. Fortunately, our newest recruits, Jack Pearse, a curious boy skilled at logical thinking and seeing what's actually there, and Trudy Emerson, the most dangerous girl in his school, are on the case. As per Ministry policy, they are currently being trained in the use of The Speed (patent pending) and will have full access to Ministry supplies (assuming they manage to navigate the paperwork without going insane), so we are confident that they will succeed in their mission to discover and foil this villainous plot. Please provide all assistance possible, as a) they don't know who they are actually up against, b) the world is much stranger than they realized, and c) they are only 12 and have to be in bed by 10 p.m. P.S.-Could all Ministry operatives who have borrowed dinosaurs in the past two weeks please return them? We're running low on inventory.

Witches Incorporated


Author: K.E. Mills
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 0316077941
Category: Fiction
Page: 576
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It's a case of espionage, skullduggery and serious unpleasantness And it's also Gerald's first official government assignment. He's hunting down a deadly saboteur, and time is quickly running out. Old enemies and new combine forces to thwart him. Once again, innocent lives are on the line. He needs his friends. He can't do this alone. But Princess Melissande and Reg have troubles of their own. With the help of Monk Markham's brilliant, beautiful sister, they've opened a one-stop-shop witching locum agency, where magical problems are solved for a price. Problem is, the girls are struggling to keep the business afloat. Things are looking grim for Witches Incorporated - and that's before they accidentally cross paths with Gerald's saboteur. Suddenly everybody's lives are on the line and Gerald realizes, too late, that there's a reason government agents aren't supposed to have friends ... WITCHES INCORPORATED is the second novel in the Rogue Agent trilogy, from one of fantasy's newest stars.

The Accidental President


Author: Tom McLaughlin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780192758989
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Page: 240
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On a visit to the US things take a strange turn for 12-year-old Ajay when, completely at random and totally by accident, he is sworn in as the new president. Well, I guess he can't be any worse than that guy who had the job before him, right? Wrong. It's quite easy for power to go to your headand Ajay, overwhelmed by it all, goes rogue. Soon he's too busy ordering sparkly capes and enforcing the new national spider plan to spot the dastardly plot unfolding right under his nose.

Granny Undercover

A Secret Agent Granny Mystery Book 2
Author: Harper Lin
Publisher: Harper Lin Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
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A hilarious new mystery series from USA TODAY Bestselling Author Harper Lin! Retired CIA agent Barbara Gold decides to take up gardening to pass the time in Cheerville, a quaint New England town. Before she can pay for her peat moss and a copy of Gardening for Numbskulls at the garden shop, she overhears two ladies gossiping about the death of Cheerville’s best gardener. Based on her extensive secret agent training, Barbara quickly concludes Archibald didn’t die in a freak accident via hedge clippers, but was murdered. The local police are no help, ruling the death a suicide. To solve this case, Barbara must go undercover on her own—with a 9mm pistol, of course. From taking Seniors Yoga to infiltrating an underground gambling club, Barbara must use her best asset—her guise as a sweet seventy-year-old granny—to find the murderer, while not letting her babysitting duties to her thirteen-year-old grandson, Martin, and attention from a new love interest distract her. Read the action-packed 2nd novella (30,000 words) in the Secret Agent Granny mystery series. keywords: senior sleuths cozy mystery secret agent thriller CIA training humor funny novella mystery new cozy mystery series quick read

The Accidental Truth


Author: Lauri Taylor
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1590792742
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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Lauri Taylor was just your average suburban PTA mom and marketing exec. Then tragedy struck. When her mother is found dead in Mexico, Lauri finds herself embarking on a journey of discovery. She strives to uncover the identity of her mother’s murderer while struggling against the unbearable guilt of having been powerless to prevent her murder—but what she finds isn’t what she was expecting. Lauri Taylor’s memoir The Accidental Truth: What my mother’s murder investigation taught me about life tells the true story of a woman’s quest as she seeks understanding and atonement. With the help of famed FBI profiler Candice DeLong, Lauri begins her transformation into a skilled and unrelenting investigator, earning the praise of even the most seasoned cold-case detectives. As she works to unearth the secrets buried in her mother’s life and death, key evidence comes to light and a shocking revelation unfolds. The Accidental Truth is a profound narrative of true crime, family bonds, and the grief of sudden death. Lauri Taylor’s achingly intimate story chronicles her personal journey as she empowers herself with truth, finds the courage and compassion to forgive her mother and herself, and eventually learns to let go.

Wizard Squared


Author: K.E. Mills
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 0316052914
Category: Fiction
Page: 560
View: 1992

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When the staff of Witches Incorporated receive a visitor from an alternate reality, they are shocked to learn that life in the parallel world next door is anything but a bed of roses ... and it's all because of Gerald Dunwoody. At a crucial moment in time, their Gerald turned left ... but the alternate reality Gerald turned right. Now the parallel world next door is in the grip of terror, staring down the barrel of a thaumaturgical war -- a war that threatens to spill across the dimensions and plunge every reality into a nightmare. The only person who can stop a rogue wizard gone mad is another rogue wizard. But what do you do when another rogue wizard can't be found? WIZARD SQUARED is the third novel in the Rogue Agent series, from one of fantasy's newest stars.