Danger Down the Nile (Treasure Hunters, Book 2)

By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein, Juliana Neufeld

The sequel to James Patterson's bestselling sequence release Treasure Hunters is one other hilarious, hair-raising and highly-illustrated experience for the 1st family members of Action!

Bick Kidd and his globe-trotting siblings Beck, typhoon and Tommy could have accomplished their first treasure hunt after their father was once misplaced at sea, yet their abducted mom continues to be within the fingers of nasty pirates. Their look for a rescue plan takes them down the Nile river in Africa, the place they'll need to navigate every thing from Egyptian pyramids within the wasteland to wet-and-wild jungles—not to say life-threatening encounters with desert ailments, offended hippos and a few heavily undesirable guys—in order to discover the treasure and keep the day.

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Typhoon had additionally been style adequate to say that “the hippopotamus is likely one of the such a lot competitive creatures in the world and probably the most harmful animals in all of Africa. ” hurricane had additionally shared the proof that hippopotamus tooth sharpen themselves as they grind jointly and that their decrease dogs can turn out to be twenty inches lengthy! stable to understand. specially while you’re staring down the wide-open mouth of 1. I’d hate to be this guy’s dentist. when you imagine morning breath is undesirable, you have to get a whiff of hippo mouth. however the hippo didn’t chunk us together with his jumbo-sized choppers. Oh, no. It did anything a lot worse. bankruptcy fifty two It flipped the raft! It dipped its ginormous head below our raft and pitched us over like half-baked pancakes. Beck and that i tumbled into the water. i used to be considering piranhas. i used to be pondering crocodiles. i used to be pondering water snakes! i used to be considering that hippo with the large tooth. And leeches over ninety nine. nine percentage of my physique. convinced, thrashing round within the mud-swirled waters, all i may take into consideration have been all these exceedingly hideous, toxic, and predatory creatures typhoon had warned us approximately. I reached out blindly with either arms, hoping to discover Beck, yet somewhat fearful that i'd be sticking my palms down the raft-tossing hippo’s throat. thankfully, my palms locked onto Beck’s and, even if we couldn’t see one another, we scissor-kicked our option to the skin. after we broke throughout the water and gasped for breath, the hippopotamus was once long past. So used to be Lord Fred. “You imagine the hippo received him? ” acknowledged Beck. “Maybe,” I answered. “Could’ve been a crocodile, although. Or a piranha. Might’ve been a toxic water snake. ” “So Lord Fred is, essentially, useless? ” We have been either treading water, maintaining our eyes out for any slow-moving logs with eyeballs—better often called crocodiles. I kicked off my sneakers simply because I swim higher barefoot. “I bet there’s an opportunity Fred escaped,” I acknowledged. “After all, he advised us he was a undercover agent. perhaps he remembered a few of his MI-Five survival talents. ” “Well, what approximately us? ” demanded Beck. “He’s our consultant! He simply leaves us stranded in the course of a lake with a ruptured rubber raft? ” A sheet of limp plastic drifted by means of like a deflated pool drift after a person attacked it with a pitchfork. “Maybe you could call for money back from Sonkwe,” I advised. “Don’t fear. i'll! ” “Meanwhile,” I stated, “why don’t we swim to that island. ” “That’s now not an island, Bickford. That’s pointy rocks with a tragic little tree. ” “Without any hippos on them,” I stated. “Or piranhas, or leeches, or…” “Fine. You win. ” And so we swam. speedy. After dwelling such a lot of our lives at the ocean, Beck and that i are either very good swimmers. We soared throughout that lake like we have been driving Jet Skis. We might’ve crushed the Olympic list for the 100-meter freestyle. in fact, the crocodile that began chasing after us most likely had whatever to do with our record-breaking pace. Crocodiles are usually nice motivators. We made it to the double rocks. And, for the 1st time, in spite of everything these years of being at sea, the 2 folks have been truly stranded on a wilderness island… in the course of the jungle.

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