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The Viper's Nest: 07/26/13
The Viper's Nest by Peter Lerangis is the seventh of the original 39 Clues books. Of the original set, this one is my favorite. Although it did leave me humming "Marching to Pretoria" for about a week after finishing the audio book.
After their disastrous trip to Indonesia, Amy and Dan are understandably on edge. Nellie's new skills (like being able to fly a plane) is also making them suspicious.
Lerangis doesn't gloss over South Africa's history. Dan, initially taken in by a slim biography of Shaka Zulu ends up taking the lead on this piece of the clue hunt. Along the way they learn about Winston Churchill, the Boer War, Apartheid, and Grace Cahill's time in South Africa.