Nicki Haddon Mystery #2Immediately upon her arrival in London to train as a spy, sixteen-year-old Nicki Haddon is assigned to help the British Secret Service infiltrate a drug cartel that is smuggling large amounts of heroin into the country. Placing herself in the midst of a tough East End street gang, she uncovers a plot to create a super-potent opiate and also discoversNicki Haddon Mystery #2Immediately upon her arrival in London to train as a spy, sixteen-year-old Nicki Haddon is assigned to help the British Secret Service infiltrate a drug cartel that is smuggling large amounts of heroin into the country. Placing herself in the midst of a tough East End street gang, she uncovers a plot to create a super-potent opiate and also discovers a royal connection -- one that goes all the way back to Queen Victoria. Nicki puts her life at risk as she goes after the kingpin of the cartel. Her kung fu skills are severely tested in this action-packed thriller, as the teen spy-in-training tries to unravel not only "the secret of the golden flower," but the ongoing mystery of her own past....
|Title||:||The Secret of the Golden Flower|
|Number of Pages||:||160 Pages|
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The Secret of the Golden Flower Reviews
The story of the Butler and Nicki, feels like it’s a chip of the classic story of Gotham (from DC’s Batman story arc), complete with chasing bad guys and good eventually triumphing evil. Inevitably it is easy to see the same relationship between Nicki and Fenwick mirroring that of a young Bruce Wayne and Alfred. Full Review: sukasareads.com
I quite enjoyed reading this book. I didn't realise it was the second book in a series until about half way through, but really that didn't matter much. I thought it began a little abruptly, but I suspect if I read the first book it will make perfect sense. You definitely don't NEED to read book one first. The story is fun and compelling. The only thing that bothered me was that it felt kind of cliche that the main character is Chinese, a martial arts expert and trying to stop an opium ring. I also felt some of the character relationships were a little "rushed" or underdeveloped, but this wasn't a book for adults, so maybe it was appropriate. Overall I think young teens would enjoy this book.**I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**
A good book but nothing like ones that I am used to. Perhaps a look back ay the first book or if there is a 3rd in the series a peek at that one.
Thank you netgalley for providing me a copy in exchange of a honest review!I liked the fact that, in general, this book was better than its predecessor. Again, this book is more about the plot than with actual character development. If there were hints of budding romance, I cannot say, but it was very plot-driven. It lacks emotions and the characters are rather flat, though they are better presented than in the first one. Also, the main character was 16, but a lot of times while reading I thought she was younger. Maybe 13 or 14. Maybe it's the way she talks,I don't know. The writing's okay, but could use some improvement. On the overall it was an okay and quick read.
Enter the world of a 16 year old Chinese-Canadian spy girl, Nikki who has a black belt in kung fu and is on assignment in London chasing down a cartel of international drug dealers. Nikki is constantly in danger but relies on her superior fighting skills and her butler/spy helper to solve the crime. The action is fast paced, the characters are memorable and the plot's mystery is slowly revealed like the layers of an onion. A great, quick read for tweens who enjoy the "Cody Banks" series.