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A LIFE ON THE LINEWhen seven members of his family were kidnapped by the Vespers, thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill knew he was in for the fight of his life. He knew he was up against an impossibly powerful enemy. And Dan knew the odds were that some of his family members wouldn't make it.But even as Dan steels himself to accept these facts, the unthinkable happens. The VespersA LIFE ON THE LINEWhen seven members of his family were kidnapped by the Vespers, thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill knew he was in for the fight of his life. He knew he was up against an impossibly powerful enemy. And Dan knew the odds were that some of his family members wouldn't make it.But even as Dan steels himself to accept these facts, the unthinkable happens. The Vespers capture a blameless bystander--Dan's best friend Atticus. With an innocent life on the line, Dan kicks off a frantic hunt that will take him from the back alleys of Prague to the rock caves of Turkey. But Dan better find Atticus fast. If he doesn't, his best friend will surely die....

Title : The Dead of Night
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ISBN : 9780545298414
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 192 Pages
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The Dead of Night Reviews

  • Charissa Sophia de la Rosa
    2019-05-09 05:14

    I LOVE THIS! It's so good! I can't stop myself from turning the pages! It is very thrilling with suspense and action! Really Amy? Ian, Evan and now Jake? I guess Amy has this charisma that always attract handsome guys! XDI totally recommend this! I can't wait to read the next one! And up till now, I still can't believe that Arthur Josiah Trent is, *gulps* (view spoiler)[ is Vesper One.(hide spoiler)](view spoiler)[ Here's an excerpt from the book to prove that Arthur Josiah Trent REALLY is(hide spoiler)](view spoiler)[(view spoiler)[ Vesper One!"Dan, what are you doing?" Amy's voice suddenly called from the doorway. Dan jumped. "Come on in, the door's open, thanks for knocking.""I wanted to talk about Jake," she said softly. "Oh, great," Dan grumbled. "Mr. Congeniality.""He's so angry all the time. I can't bring myself to show him the text from..." Amy's eyes locked on the phone, resting on the carpet. Its screen glowed with a text from AJT. She sighed. Dan scowled. "Here comes the lecture." She sat on the floor next to him. "Dan, Dad was a Cahill. Through and through. Even if he wasn't born one. I wish you could remember his eyes. When you were little, he'd hold you up to everyone and say-" "'Moon face,'yeah, I know, you told me a billion times," Dan said. "You both would flash this big, identical grin," Amy said. "Mom said you were twins separated by a generation. The man wasn't capable of evil. His life was not a lie. If you really knew him, you'dneversay the namesVesperandArthur Trentin the same breath." Here's another one! THE LAST SCENE FROM THE BOOK THAT I'LL NEVER FORGET! Overhead, a news report blared on an airport TV monitor. There was a report about a father and a little boy finding each other after a tornado. They were grinning, and they looked so much like each other.Like twins, separated by a generation... Amy's words echoed in his brain.When you were little, he'd hold you up to everyone and say, 'Moon face!' You both would flash this big, identical grin. Dan sat bolt upright. Of course. He could settle the AJT problem once and for all. Why hadn't he thought of this before? No stranger could possibly know that fact. He checked left and right, then opened the phone again. This time he composed a message and sent it right away: If you're really my dad, can you tell me what special thing you said to make us smile together? The answer came back far faster than he would have expected. Moon face.(hide spoiler)] (hide spoiler)]

  • Mike
    2019-05-07 05:16

    Decent entry in the series for tweens/teens. Probably tweens. The adventures are still world-spanning, against a new class of villain inflicting damage on the extended Cahill family for treasures from Europe and the Far East (and probably some ancient-hidden-science-secret.But a good road-trip audiobook for me and my Youngest, with some peril and some discovery and some growth.[Might qualify for a library Reading Challenge or a Seasonal Reading Challenge -- to be accounted later...]

  • Marie Clarisse
    2019-04-23 08:53

    The roar of an engine blasted from his left—and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle with flame decals jumped in front of him.A small crowd of travelers scattered."How do you say, 'You jerk!' in Turkish?" Jake asked."Erasmus!" Dan cried with relief.Jake balled his fist angrily and shouted, "Erasmus!"The driver pulled off his helmet and goggles, allowing his dark, curly locks to spill over the collar of his black leather jacket. The sun has created a raccoonlike pattern on his face. "At your service.""Wait," Jake said, confused. "Erasmus is his name?DON'T MIND ME. IT'S JUST THAT THIS PART REALLY LEFT ME CRACKING UP.

  • Melissa
    2019-05-07 07:06

    I might be the only middle-aged woman who gets excited every time another one of this series comes out... but that's okay. I don't know how many times Amy and Dan will very nearly almost die... but not quite... before I get sick of these, but it hasn't happened yet.

  • Book Whales
    2019-05-02 02:00

    Originally posted @ Book WhalesWe are finally on the 3rd part of Cahills vs Vespers. With stakes very high on this part of the story we all wonder how can they make the story more interesting. (Like I said before this is a long running series). With Dan and Amy following again another order from the Vesper One they now go to the majestic place of Samarkand. (When I read that they are going to that place I remember book The Amulet of Samarkand which I still dont have the time to read)SPOILER ALERT!!!! I feel like I cant make a proper review without spoiling some part because this happened at the beginning part of the story and is important throughout the whole book. If you read A King's Ransom you know that Atticus was kidnapped. Avant reading this book, I thought that the whole story will be the typical search for something while also saving Atiicus but I'm glad it didn't happen. The kidnapping incident is resolved easily. And then Atticus and Jake becomes a good additional companion to Dan and Amy. Hooray for more brains and intellect (as if Dan and Amy's skills are not enough)Also it's not only focused on Dan-Amy group now. You know the term real time? Just like in the style of Dan Brown wherein multiple event are happening at the same time. In this book, Peter makes good use of all the supporting characters or the other members of the Cahill family. Its nice to see that everyone has their own role to play in this whole scenario. I know they have been doing that since Medusa's Plot but here there are some major advance in the plot of the story. (Specially with what they find in Samarkand)And with the negative opinion. I can't believe my prediction about Dan's character is coming true now. He is now having a dark part inside his character which involves a mixture of sadness. anger, confusion. These are pretty big thing for a boy of that age and the circumstances are not really helping his cause. I think in the next book he will do something big that will probably shock its readers. And did I mentions he now has almost half or half of the ingredients of the serum. I expect that it will be completed in the next one or on the last one (Book 5 is the last one I think)I end my review there. I hope it did not spoil you too much but I think there are a lot of spoilers in this review haha :DRating:

    2019-05-10 04:01

    Dun, dun, dun!((Yeah, you were supposed to say that out loud while playing a bass drum. :P))The siblings Amy and Dan Cahill return in the 3rd book of the series Cahills Vs. Vespers. Also returning are the brothers Jake and Atticus Rosenbloom, along with the Cahills captives. The main plot in the book? Find Atticus, free him, and figure out what it is that Vesper 1 wants now. Complicated? Just a smidge.What I love in this book is the plot and character development. The plot is just amazing, and just....Wow. Amy's character also turns into the Cahill leader that they need in order to save the captives. Something else I enjoyed was that the Dan from The 39 Clues original series showed a little, which made me smile.I was seriously wondering if the texts Dan was getting were really from, well, him. (view spoiler)[That's right! I'm not tellin' who they might be from! Read the books, dude. (hide spoiler)] Then at the end, we find out and I'm just like: "Whoa, seriously?! Whoa, just...No way!" Yep, just like that.This book is just the right length for a 8-year-old. Of course, he or she would need to read the original series in order to understand it and not worry about spoilers. Though, they need to be able to handle reading about explosions, captives, and blood. Otherwise, they'll need to wait until they're a bit older. If your kid doesn't like reading, read the first series to him/her, then read this one. By the time you get the first book in Cahills Vs. Vespers, I would think that he or she will be reading them willingly.5 stars. It's short, but that's my opinion because I'm a teenager. It's the perfect length for younger readers.Recommended to people who read the original 39 Clues series and ages 8-11. If your kid can handle explosions and manage reading about some blood, then this is something you should check out.

  • Denise
    2019-05-03 07:56

    As if the first 39 Clues series didn't have enough action in it for you, the Cahills vs. Vespers spin-off certainly will satisfy your itch for an action-packed, mysterious, and fun read! Of the three books in this series so far, I thought this one was the best yet. Not only did Lerangis continue the plot forward (is Amy and Dan's dad alive? Is he a Vesper?), but he also complicated the secondary characters' subplots as well. Ian goes rogue, Evan seems visibly upset by different things, and the hostages are beginning to plot their escape attempts (now they're acting more like Cahills)! The only thing I wasn't a fan of in this book? Amy's new attraction to Jake. It seems that Amy is a sucker for any handsome fellow that is involved in the clue hunt (Ian, Evan, and now Jake). I was ready for her to stick with Evan and seeing this new attraction actually makes me lose some respect for her character and loyalty to Evan.

  • Aurora
    2019-05-05 03:59

    After reading this book, I have no clue which side half of the characters are on. It's all a big huge mess right now. Ian is off the grid, but he knows that his mom is an even bigger liar. Is AJT really Dan's father, or an impersonator? If Arthur did survive, who was the second body? (Vesper One? Could Arthur have traded places with Vesper One and that's who died in the fire?) And poor, poor Dan. He's just being driven insane by all of this. I really hope that he is able to make it through without damaging himself too much.I don't know what the list of cities is about. I thought about maybe volcanoes, but at least some of them don't have a volcano nearby that I know about. I need to do some research. And also, I have no idea whether or not the Vesper stronghold is actually in Argentina or not. The lizard could just have been placed there to throw them all off.

  • stella yip
    2019-04-25 04:56

    In this book, we get to see Dan's perspective on his view about his dad. And also he's fearing that he's becoming more and more like his dad. You go, bro. Figure it out that whatever your dad is, doesn't make you a part of him. Also we got Ian's view. Hmm, I'm beginning to suspect that his mom is vesper 1 or 2 or 3. Something around there. Powerful enough but not the strongest one. Oh, don't forget Amy too. Guess she's torn between Ian, her first crush, Evan, the sweet boyfriend, and the mean yet handsome Jake. What can a girl do when she's facing these people ? And 3 of them have feelings for her back. Oh my, that's like a four/square relationship ? Gosh, Amy, I'm so jealous of you. Nah, just kidding. I wonder how will you chose....

  • Grace
    2019-05-20 09:48

    You know, at the beginning, when the 39 Clue first started, I fell in love with the series. Now, Dan has turned into Mr. Constant-Evil-Thoughts, Amy has boy problems, and people are dying left and right. What happened? What happened? I tell you what happened: In the bookInto the Gauntlet, Dan (poor, evil kid) happened to memorize the serum to make you the strongest and smarted person alive. He sees it as the solution to all his problems. He doesn't see that it's deadly and will screw everything up.I swear, if the series doesn't clean up soon, I'm not going to finish it. I'm done. There books are getting on my nerves. Where did kid morality go? Kid innocence? All of it - in the series, in Dan and Amy, all went down the toilet. Swirl, twirl, and bye bye.

  • Krishna812
    2019-05-19 07:50

    OH MY GOSH THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD I COULDNT EVEN LET IT DOWN!!! I just finished it and it is EPIC!!!. To think Arthur Josiah Trent is Still allive. Dan'd Dan may be vesper 1 though!!! I wonder if the Vespers end up being good. There are always turns like that in books. Cant wait till the next book comes out....SHATTER PROOF!!!! Its supposed to be about Dan and Amy stealing the HOPE DIAMOND which is the biggest diamond in the WORLD!!!!! Good Job Peter Lerangis!!!!

  • Arem
    2019-05-07 10:04

    When Amy and Dan got all the ingredents for the formula they thout that they were the most powerful family in human history THEY WERE WRONG. When the Vespers kidnap 7 of there family members and threatened them to get them stuff. When they kidnap Atticus Dan goes on a all out surch for atticus that could end in disaster.

  • Angie
    2019-04-20 02:55

    I love love this series!! I gave this one 3 stars though because I thought the hunt for clues was a little confusing. I wasn't really sure what they were looking for. But the main story about the 4 kids was just as good as the rest of the books!

  • Trudee Bealka
    2019-04-28 02:00

    Like always, I loved the characters, the story, the chase, the humor, all of it. I am really enjoying the Amy/Jake interaction and the addition of Atticus as more of a major character. These books are a true delight.

  • Devin Barrett
    2019-04-21 05:16

    I am probably the only adult that gets excited about these coming out, but the follow up series to the 39 Clues has aged well with the target audience. I still feel as interested in the Cahills as I did in "The Maze of Bones." I can't wait until book 4!

  • Cher Cabula
    2019-05-14 03:48

    Next book please! I'm just so overwhelmed by how complex the plot had become since picking up the first book of the series. I love the twists, the humanity of the characters and the fact that I can't second-guess what the endgame is. Keep 'em coming.

  • Harkeerat of the Apollo Cabin
    2019-04-29 03:49

    Ah....this was the most suspense-full book I've read in the Cahills vs Vesper series yet!! It had me freaking out the whole day!!

  • Katie
    2019-05-17 04:49

    Divya, I'm gonna need your help with some codes.

  • Anastasia Antonova
    2019-04-26 03:10

    Всего несколько мыслей в голове: что здесь, черт подери, происходит? И - кто главный враг? Итог: 10 из 10

  • Percyjacksonrox!!!
    2019-04-27 05:07

    Another. Amazing. Book.Lived it!!! Total page turner, I just wish that the books were bigger,,I finished it in two days! But I still really enjoyed it and I can't wait till the next one!!!

  • Jenny
    2019-05-07 08:03

    Love these books-- so happy they come out twice a year!

  • Alana
    2019-05-20 08:50

    someone hurry up and read so i can discuss!!

  • Bookworm007
    2019-04-21 03:02


  • ♠ Tabi ♠
    2019-05-18 10:00 This series just keeps getting better and better and more and more intense. I'm literally scrambling for the next book now. AWESOME!

  • Ginny
    2019-04-25 06:17

    This is an action packed adventure. It was a return to the flavor of the original series--definitely less dark than book 1 in Vespers vs Cahills. I found it a welcome change.

  • Brandon
    2019-05-20 10:01

    Peter lerangis knew exactly what to make the title, The Dead of Night, because this book really was the dead of night and close call for their uncle. It started with catching up with Atticus rosenbloom kidnapped by 2 vespers and forced to do work for him but he accidently lights a bigger fuse, the entire secret base he was kept in! Eventually through tunnel climbing and running he escaped and was able to rejoin main characters Amy and Dan cahill. They are then lead to Uzbekistan to find a "stale orb" which was actually an anagram for the extremely powerful sextant made by ulugh beg. If they were not to find it before midnight in 3 days their uncle as a result would be murdered. Eventually they find it but they have no internet connection and the police are coming so at the very last second they save their uncle. I loved the suspense and worry this book radiates with. It's and action packed adventure but timed, its more like a race for your life than a mystery, or both! I also enjoy the history it teaches you like how they told us about uzbek astronomy and history. But it also has a pinch of fantasy which makes the story fantastic and makes me read more. If there's anything I'd change it would be the death of McIntyre, his death only impacted a single page and that's it which really disrespects his involvement. The intended audience is clearly for late elementary to early high schoolers and I know because it is a novel with not too many confusing sentences or words. Although it has information that requires good comprehension to understand which bumps it up. Adding to it the history and the country uzbekistan itself are not easy to know for young readers.

  • Joshuadaniel
    2019-04-23 05:50

    hen seven members of his family were kidnapped by the Vespers, thirteen-year-old Dan Cahill knew he was in for the fight of his life. He knew he was up against an impossibly powerful enemy. And Dan knew the odds were that some of his family members wouldn't make it. And that kid was named Atticus. Atticus Had to Escape Cheyene and Casper or he would die and the vespers would win.

  • Blackandred04
    2019-05-03 03:49

    Moon Face

  • Kim Dennis
    2019-05-15 03:01

    Meh. This was more of the same.

  • Court
    2019-05-09 10:06

    One thing, REALLY AMY! RIGHT IN FRONT OF EVANS FACE! YOU KISSED JAKE IN FRONT OF EVANS FACE! That's all, don't blame me for getting mad.