The Unbreakable Code

The Unbreakable CodeBy Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

This follow-up to Book Scavenger has Emily and her best friend James solving yet another mystery.  This time they come across the infamous Unbreakable Code, which has gone unsolved for 150 years.  

Emily and James try desperately to crack the code which leads to some kind of treasure.  Along the way, they discover that their teacher, Mr. Quisling, is also trying to crack the code.  In their zeal to beat him, they learn that their teacher is involved in another, much more dangerous quest which is linked to a series of arsons around San Francisco.

Emily and James are only 12.  Should they really get involved with something so sinister? 

With the help of Emily’s brother Matthew and Ms. Linden, a curious librarian who works in the history section of the library, Emily and James embark on another dangerous and thrilling journey through San Francisco.


Book lovers and puzzle solvers alike will love this book as much as the first one. Another great read!

Highly recommended.