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Get to know the only kid on the FBI director's speed dial and several international criminals' most wanted lists all because of his Theory of All Small Things in this hilarious start to a brand-new middle grade mystery series.

So you're only halfway through your homework and the director of the FBI keeps texting you for help...What do you do? Save your grade? Or save the country?

If you're Florian Bates, you figure out a way to do both.

Florian is 12 years old and has just moved to Washington. He's learning his way around using TOAST, which stands for the Theory of All Small Things. It's a technique he invented to solve life's little mysteries such as: where to sit on the on the first day of school, or which Chinese restaurant has the best eggrolls.

But when he teaches it to his new friend Margaret, they uncover a mystery that isn't little. In fact, it's huge, and it involves the National Gallery, the FBI, and a notorious crime syndicate known as EEL.

Can Florian decipher the clues and finish his homework in time to help the FBI solve the case?

©2016 James Ponti (P)2020 Tantor

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Who Doesn't Want to be an FBI Agent?

Every kid does, right? It's a perfect premise for high adventure and intricate mystery. Ponti pulls it off masterfully. Enough details to make it believable and enough action to keep you reading. It's amazing that I didn't see the twist coming at the end. I would have loved this book as a kid. Narrator Holden keeps the tension up and throws in a dash of humor, making a very enjoyable listen. His accents for the non-american characters are good. He's completely believable as a 12-year-old detective, a cool, experienced FBI agent, and a crime boss. So well done!

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My kids loved this book!

I read this to the kids a couple years ago. They loved it. I more recently found out that three are 2 more books in the series, all available through Audible. We re-listened to this one together and the performance enhanced the story even more for us. A fun listen!

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Great story

I love this book! It is awesome! I read it at school and came here too see if it was on audible great narrative and story!

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Fun YA Spy/Cozy Mystery Book

This book reminds me a lot of some of the Stuart Gibbs books. A little bit of humor and a bit of mystery mixed with a bit of outlandishness. Overall it is kind of a young Sherlock Holmes crossed with Get Smart, Fun Jungle, and Spy School. Brian Holden does a good job at telling the story. I can't say anything really stands out as being particularly great but nothing stood out as bad about the performance either. Either way I would recommend this fun book for kids and adults both.