Teens Lexi and Gil face relic-thieving secret
Plagued by loneliness in her Lake Erie Islands community, vegan Lexi hopes to
make like-minded friends in high school. But her dad’s job is jeopardized when
relics are stolen from his museum, changing her priorities. And she finds her
new teachers’ eerie dislike of her troubling.
His dad in jail, cipher enthusiast and bacon-loving Gil hopes freshman year
will provide a clean slate. Soon, he discovers secret codes within a
Shakespearean play while paired with Lexi, pulling him into an ancient mystery.
With the official museum burglary investigation stalled, the mismatched teen
sleuths join forces to try and crack the case. Lexi’s inquiries and Gil’s codes
capture their teachers’ attention. But these teachers have the stolen Tripod of
Peace, a powerful relic sought by rival secret societies. Caught in these
societies’ crossfire as thieves wield an instrument of astounding power, Gil
and Lexi are in danger.
The Ancient Tripod of Peace is the first book in novelist Kalen Cap’s Teen
Thief-Catchers Series. If you like stories with artifact treasures, fighting
secret societies, and spirited protagonists, you’ll enjoy this novel.