This is my second experience with the Spy University series, and I’m beginning to learn the flow of the books. Basically, each book has two complimentary parts. The dominant part teaches us about the subject of the book, which in this case is the art of security; its fundamentals and enforcement. Different ideas are provided on how to better secure secret documents, important locations, and even people. In the subordinate part, we are given what is essentially a ‘choose your own adventure’ scenario in which we are planted in a mission which requires high levels of security to succeed and allowed to make our own choices based upon the circumstances given to us. In this case, the “mission” is a surprise birthday party for your “dad” who has a great nose for snooping.
Examples are taken from The Civil War, Cold War, Vietnam War, and others to bolster the information taught.
Conclusion. Good – kids interested in espionage will enjoy this series.
Review © 2015 Laura Verret