I ordered this not realizing it was a kids book. And, after noticing the cheesy illustrations and extra-large type, I almost didnt even bother with it. In the end, though, it actually wasnt half bad. The writing was mature enough to hold my interest, but not enough to make me want to check out Brandon Keiths other TV tie-in novels for THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. and I SPY. If only Id discovered this author back when I was a kid! He would have been a big hit with me during my Franklin W. Dixon faze.