GRANDSON: Steve (age 18) — twin brother of DJ
REASON FOR TRAVEL: Steve's sunny vacation in Spain turns sinister when evidence connects his grandfather to an international plot involving nuclear bombs, ruthless spies, Russian mobsters and mysterious codes. But the more Steve and his friend Laia uncover, the more Steve wonders: whose side was Grandpa really on?
"The dialogue is witty and sharp…The Spanish setting oozes charm, beauty and history." —Resource Links for Lost Cause
"With only a forged passport and a coded message as clues, Steve will need all the help he can get to figure out whether his grandfather was a well-traveled business man or a double agent...Steve’s quest is part-Cold War mystery and part-Spanish history lesson...The puzzles are satisfyingly difficult...the information about a little-known chapter in history is interesting and the setting is beautiful." —Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2014
"Wilson does an excellent job of bringing readers back into Steve's world right from the first chapter, detailing the emotions and desires of the protagonist in the character's own words With its absorbing beginning, unpredictable ending, and series of heartstopping encounters in between, Broken Arrow is a great bet for the male tween demographic, though girls will like it, too! Highly Recommended."—CM Magazine, September 5, 2014
"The tone of this book in the series is serious, lightened by Chad’s disguise and Steve’s adoration of Laia. Communication devices land this story right in the present as texts and PDF documents fly across the ocean. The warm, dusty atmosphere of rural Spain and the busy city of Barcelona with its loving traditions bring this story to life. Early teen readers both boys and girls will be quickly drawn in to this compelling mystery that effortlessly teaches history as it entertains with panache."—Resource Links, December 2014