A Perilous Journey of Danger & Mayhem: The Final Gambit

by Christopher Healy

(December 2020, Walden Pond Press/HarperCollins)

It is 1884, and Molly and Cassandra Pepper, Emmett Lee, and Emmett’s long-lost father are sailing back to New York following their death-defying adventure in Antarctica. Having discovered a subterranean world at the South Pole while saving the world from certain doom once again, surely their accomplishments will finally earn them the recognition they deserve.

Unless, of course . . . well, you know by now.

And so do the Peppers and Lees. They’re used to having their deeds covered up by the government in order to protect powerful men, and frankly, they’re sick of it. And when their return to New York doesn’t go the way they’d planned, they decide that maybe it’s best to go into hiding and accept that, perhaps, the forces aligned against them are just too great.

As the 1884 presidential election approaches, however, our heroes discover a plot against leading candidate Thomas Edison that only they can stop. It’ll be up to them to decide whether to come out of hiding, make the perilous journey to Washington, DC, and do the right thing one last time. Even if it means risking everything they have left.


“Dazzles… A fitting farewell, packed with action, humor, and heart.” — Kirkus Reviews

“A FABULOUS way to say adieu to a series that has taught us so much, entertained us to no end, and both broken and mended our hearts a million times over. If you’re looking for adventure or even to simply be inspired, this is the series for you!” — Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

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          1. I got a hardcover copy for Christmas and CANNOT put it down. So. Many. Plot. Twists. Your book is like the Silk Road, but more funny and less difficult. Although both are perilous.