I know I’ve been teasing the new series I’m doing for months. Much longer than I expected. I was waiting for my publisher to lock the cover and do their official reveal. So, rather than draw this out any longer…
Here’s the cover:
Exciting, right? Another beauty by Lucy Cummins.
Here’s the idea:
Throughout history, the greatest scientists — Einstein, Darwin, Gallileo, Newton — have made discoveries that were too dangerous to trust humanity with, so they hid them. The CIA — and many other people — have been searching for these for decades to no avail.
But now, an evil organization is closing in on the most dangerous discovery of all — an equation developed by Albert Einstein himself that could destroy the world. Desperate, the CIA has no choice but to recruit the most brilliant person they can find to help them: A twelve-year-old genius named Charlie Thorne.
The catch: Charlie isn’t like any genius you’ve ever encountered before. She’s a daredevil. A troublemaker. And possibly a criminal.
Now, Charlie finds herself unwillingly dragged into a perilous mission that will take her from the ski slopes of Colorado to the tundra of Greenland to the secret tunnels underneath Jerusalem. Along the way, she’ll have to crack a series of clues left by Einstein himself. She’ll have no idea who to trust. And her life will be in constant jeopardy.
But she’ll have to survive. Because she’s the only one who can save the world.
Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation will debut on September 17, 2019. Only nine months from now!
Update: This book is already available for pre-orders. If you really like buying books way ahead of time, click here.
Another update: Just got the first review for this book. It’s from Booklist, and it’s pretty great. Excerpt:
“Gibbs deftly pens an Alex Rider–level adventure with this series starter… The plot moves at breakneck speed from start to literal cliffhanger finish. Charlie is a wildly entertaining protagonist whose intelligence is balanced by normal preteen rebellion. It doesn’t take a theoretical physicist to predict that this series will be popular.” — Booklist