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Storm Warning: 10/02/13
Storm Warning by Linda Sue Park is is 9th book in the original 39 Clues series. Dan and Amy are in the Caribbean. Though they still have Nellie in tow, they no longer trust her. Worse yet, there's a man in black following their every move.
In previous books the plot has been evenly divided between the Cahill drama of squabbling families fighting to find the clues, and the history of the region. Here though, the history of piracy in Jamaica and the Bahamas is pushed aside for the troubling aspects of Nellie's secret and the Man in Black.
After all the previous well crafted and interesting blending of history, mystery and adventure — Storm Warning felt rather slapdash. I realize that the series was in the process of wrapping up and Park probably had some key points she had to hit. But the blending could have been smoother.