Day of the Assassins
Day of the Assassins: A Jack Christie Adventure
Day of the Assassins
Nick Hardcastle, Johnny O'Brien
The year: 1914The place: Sarajevo The mission: the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand (ages 9-14)Jack Christie and his best friend, Angus, find themselves at the center of a momentous event that will shape history for decades to come. Their dilemma: Should they intervene? Their problem: Can they survive? Join Jack on a dangerous chase from the dockyards of England to the rain-sodden trenches of the First World War. Will he escape the evil authorities who believe in the mysterious Vigil Imperative?

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Fiction
  • Series

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Jack Christie and his best friend Angus enjoy playing their Point-of-Departure World War 1 video game although they do not realize what an impact World War I has on their present day lives. How could something in the past affect the present? After Jack and Angus discover a secret library in Jack's house that used to belong to Jack's father, their adventure begins. When the boys bring in an artifact found in the library to show their history teachers, they learn about things that they thought were impossible and somehow end up in 1914. They learn that time travel does exist.

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