The Winning Element
Book 3 in The Specialists With two successful missions behind her, GiGi is feeling confident and comfortable with the Specialists. Unfortunately, things are about to change. TL has informed her that a notorious chemical smuggler was personally responsible for the death of both her mother and father. The government has been trying to track him down for years, to no avail. Enter the Specialists, and this time, GiGi's in charge of the mission. Only there's a catch--the success of the mission depends on many things, including Beaker's chemical expertise. And Beaker is the last person GiGi wants to deal with. When the mission deems it necessary to go to Florida, Beaker is ready. But when her cover has to be a cheerleader at the national cheerleading competition, Goth-girl Beaker is not too pleased. With personality conflicts, mission challenges, and the demanding schedule of the cheerleading competition, it's difficult for Beaker and GiGi to focus on the task at hand. Can they put all things aside and find the smuggler, or will their window of opportunity be shut forever?
- Paperback | 231 pages
- 127 x 175.26 x 20.32mm | 158.76g
- 01 May 2008
- Penguin Putnam Inc
- Penguin USA
- New York, NY, United States
About Shannon Greenland
Shannon Greenland started out writing for adults and found her voice and home in teen fiction. Her award winning spy series, The Specialists, was an ALA top pick and a National Reader's Choice Recipient. Her latest YA single title, The Summer My Life Began, made the Barnes & Noble suggested reading list and was the winner of the Beverly Hills Book Award. Shannon has her Master's in Education, teaches college classes, and is an avid adventurer. She can be found mostly in Florida where she's outside enjoying all the Sunshine State has to offer.
Our customer reviews
Gigi learns how her parents really died and it\'s not an accident like she was told. She flips out and demands to be allowed to go after the uber dangerous man who\'s responsible. TL agrees on the condition that Gigi run the mission and that Beaker goes along with her. Gigi researches and discovers that Eduardo will be in Florida in a few weeks time. Unfortunately, the only way to get close to him is to go undercover as cheerleaders, as the hotel is hosting the tryouts for the America\'s Cheer Team. Beaker, the Goth girl, despises cheerleaders and isn\'t too fond of Gigi, either. Even so, the girls must practice cheering daily to get ready. Can they become bubbly and perky enough to fool everyone, or will their covers be blown? The third book in THE SPECIALISTS series is every bit as good as the first two with close calls, plans that go awry, and a dash of romance. For more cheerleading spies, check out THE SQUAD series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes.show moreby TeensReadToo