Secret Agent Jack Stalwart: Book 4: The Caper of the Crown Jewels: England (The Secret Agent Jack Stalwart Series #4) (Paperback)
In The Caper of the Crown Jewels, Jack is summoned to solve a matter of grave national importance: the theft of the Crown Jewels of the British Empire from the Tower of London. Arriving on the scene, he is greeted by a traditional Tower guard- a Yeoman Warder (or Beefeater)- who explains what's missing: The Imperial State Crown, the Sovereign's Orb, and the Sovereign's Scepter with the cross containing the finest-cut diamond in the world, the Star of Africa. Jack identifies Ivan the Incredible and his assistant, Jazz, as the thieves immediately--but puzzling out how they did it is stickier. The famous Tower has the most advanced security in the world, and even using his impressive gadgets (the Encryption notebook, Heli-Spacer, Rock Corer, and Rope Tornado) Jack is flummoxed by how the jewels were spirited out. However, Jack can conjure up more than gadgets--he foils the evil magicians with some powerful mojo of his own, dispels an invisibility enchantment, and narrowly avoids the executioner's block before restoring the jewels to the crown and earning the gratitude of the Queen herself!
Elizabeth Singer Hunt is no stranger to the world of espionage. She's the granddaughter of a former spy and author of the award-winning Secret Agent Jack Stalwart chapter book series. The series has been named a "must read" for boys by the British Education Secretary, serialized by BBC Radio, and developed into an animated TV show. She's also the creator of the Secret Agents Jack and Max Stalwart chapter book series, The Secret Agent Training Manual, and The Secret Agent Jack Stalwart iPad app.