Welcome to Balabad, birthplace of the international secret society known as the Brotherhood of Arachosia. And rumored hiding place of the grandest riches the world has ever known. Balabad is also the country Oliver Finch calls home ever since his father was reassigned to this dull, war-torn dust bowl.
Each day runs into the next for Oliver until a 500-year-old sacred carpet is stolen. Then one of the few friends he has disappears. Oliver is determined to figure out what exactly is going on. But in order to do that he’ll have consult with a one-eyed warrior, track down the far-flung members of the Brotherhood, and unlock a centuries-old secret! Suddenly, life in Balabad for Oliver has become a whole lot more interesting . . . and dangerous.
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About Paul Haven
A born and bred New Yorker, Paul Haven has traveled around the world working as a reporter for the Associated Press. He currently lives with his wife and daughter in Madrid, Spain.
Published by Random House Books for Young Readers Jan 27, 2009| 288 Pages| Middle Grade (8-12)| ISBN 9780375892493