Genre: Young Adult Historical Fiction
Setting: London, England
Main Characters: Mary Quinn, James Easton, Mr. Harkness
Series: yes, #2 The Agency series
Dates Read: April 1 - April 7
Number of pages: 337
Off the Shelf (pre-2012)? Source?: yes, NOOK Stockpile
Category for 12 in 12 challenge: Class schedule, English Lit
In the second installment of the Agency Mary Quinn is disguised as a young boy and working at the construction site of Big Ben. Bricklayer Wick has been found at the base of the clock tower and investigation by the police has not turned up any indication of what happened, so the Agency has been hired to find out.
A special safety inspector has been hired to determine what needs to be done to get the site back on track, and Mary may be compromised because the inspector is none other than an old acquaintance James Easton. Will he see through her disguise? If so, will he give her away?
The action in the book is pleasantly spread along with the personal dilemma for Mary. This series seems to be perfectly designed for young adults with hidden agendas of moral quandaries.