Being a 16-year-old safecracker and active-duty daughter of international spies has its moments, good and bad. Pros: Seeing the world one crime-solving adventure at a time. Having parents with super cool jobs. Cons: Never staying in one place long enough to have friends or a boyfriend. But for Maggie Silver, the biggest perk of all has been avoiding high school and the accompanying cliques, bad lunches, and frustratingly simple locker combinations.

Then Maggie and her parents are sent to New York for her first solo assignment, and all of that changes. She'll need to attend a private school, avoid the temptation to hack the school's security system, and befriend one aggravatingly cute Jesse Oliver to gain the essential information she needs to crack the case…all while trying not to blow her cover.


"The mystery element does lead to an exciting, energetic, running-around-NYC ending. What’s really great about this, though, are the voices. Even if you don’t think you like spy stories, this one is fresh and fun."
– Booklist (starred review)

"Benway offers a rollicking take on the 'spy kids' premise, buoyed by fun characters."
– Publishers Weekly

"Teens will surely relate to the realistic characters and the situations that Maggie encounters and enjoy the humorous bits throughout."
– School Library Journal

"It's smart, laugh-out-loud funny, hugely entertaining…and I can't wait to see what Maggie & Co. get up to next. Highly recommended to fans of Ally Carter."
– Kirkus Online

"Benway's three-dimensional characters leap off the page. She captures the trials and tribulations of growing up with wit and whimsy, humor and perception — making this novel a real joy."
– Romantic Times 

2014 ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers