In Too Deep (The 39 Clues)

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In Too Deep
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In Too Deep
Author Jude Watson
Cover artist Catie Alexander
Country  United States
 United Kingdom
 Canada
Language English
Series The 39 Clues
Genre Children's novel
Adventure novel
Publisher Scholastic
Publication date
November 3, 2009
Media type Print (hardcover)
Pages 206
ISBN 978-0-545-06046-2
Preceded by The Black Circle
Followed by The Viper's Nest

In Too Deep is the sixth book in The 39 Clues series. It was written by Jude Watson and released on November 3, 2009. The story is set in Australia and Indonesia.

Plot summary[edit]

14 year old Amy Cahill, her 11 year old brother Dan Cahill, and their older babysitter au pair Nellie Gomez head to Australia to discover what their mother and father knew about the clue hunt and went to different places with a jet. There they meet their friendly surfer cousin Shep Trent, who helps them by transporting them where they need to go in his plane. Amy and Dan are on the trail of a mysterious criminal known only as Bob Troppo, and they also discover a secret expedition their parents went on around the world to look for clues. But following her parents' footsteps reminds Amy of the memories she had of the night her parents died. Memories so painful she can't even bear to share them with Dan.

Amy and Dan have to decide how much they're willing to risk, and what they are. Ian and Natalie Kabra's mother, Isabel, joins the hunt, as she could not stand the mistakes her children have made. The Kabras send the Cahills an 'invitation' to a meeting at a dock in Australia. Amy can't decide which Lucian to trust - the cloying Isabel Kabra, or the serious, but deadly, Irina Spasky. Irina stops following Isabel and helps Amy with the clue hunt. She turned away from Isabel because she lost her boy, Nikolai, when she was on a mission. Amy's life is threatened by Isabel who holds her out to shark infested waters, but she escapes thanks to the Holt family, who helped her because of their previous alliance in The Black Circle. Amy and Dan are briefly distanced from each other when Irina talks (when she is about to die) and tells Amy and Dan`s about their parents being murdered in front of Dan (Amy had been too filled with grief to tell Dan that their parents were murdered)

Amy and Dan continue their search to find out that Bob Troppo was actually Ekaterina agent Robert Cahill Henderson, who came devastatingly close to finding all 39 clues in his Indonesian lab. His work was destroyed by the Krakatoa eruption and he fled to Australia. Amy and Dan find a note written by him, a strange poem seemingly pointing to the clue. The Cahills discover the clue - water - with the help of Alistair Oh. However, Isabel Kabra sets the house they are staying in on fire, and Irina Spasky chooses to save Amy, Dan, and Alistair at the price of her own life. The book ends with Amy and Dan thinking that they now are doing the Clue hunt for their parents.

Preceded by
The Black Circle by Patrick Carman
The 39 Clues Series
Book 6
Succeeded by
The Viper's Nest by Peter Lerangis