After previous assignments in London, the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, and the Australian rain forest, this final adventure in the Hunchback Assignments series finds our hero, shape-shifting, masked spy Modo, on his most personal quest. Along with fellow spy Octavia Milkweed, they search for Modo's biological parents.
But when the Clockwork Guild find Modo's parents first, Octavia and Modo chase them across Europe and North America to the Island of Doom. Joined by memorable characters from the first three books - some lovable, and some who are terrifying and evil - Modo and Octavia dash towards a thrilling conclusion.
Arthur Gregory Slade (born 1967) is a Canadian author. He lives in Saskatoon in Saskatchewan, Canada. He was raised on a ranch in the Cypress Hills and began writing in high school. He attended the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon and received an English Honours degree in 1989. His first short story was published that same year. He then worked as a night auditor at a hotel for several months and as a copywriter for a radio station in Saskatoon for several years. His novel Dust received the Governor General's Award for Children's Literature in 2001.