Codename Zero: The Code Name Conspiracy by Chris Rylander


codenamezeroCodename Zero: The Codename Conspiracy
by Chris Rylander
368 pages – ages 9+
Published by Walden Pond Press on February 4, 2014

Everything was going as planned for Carson Fender. The goats were distracting everyone at school. Now, he and his friends, could glue down everything in the school’s classrooms (and the principal’s office). This practical joke would be his finest!

Suddenly, he found himself being handed a box by a guy in a black suit and dark sunglasses. The guy told him not to open the box and deliver it to Mr. Jensen. The problem is, Carson opened it and now it will self-destruct in 48 hours unless he finds the correct Mr. Jensen (there are two in school). Carson soon realizes that his boring home town is home to a secret government agency and he’s the newest recruit.

I found this book not to be the typical spy story (which I thought it was going to be at first)- Carson has to help a kid in a witness protection program “fit in” so he wouldn’t be noticed. I liked that this story had a different plot idea. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the story. It was funny, exciting and fast-paced. Carson was a great main character. I loved his personality. The book had a great ending -almost too good. I would love to read another book about Carson (I don’t think this is a series). I would have liked to know more about the kid in the witness protection program, but it wasn’t necessary for the story to be complete. I haven’t read Mr. Rylander’s Fourth Stall series. After reading this, I am going to pick those up. He writes a great book!

I give “Codename Zero” 5 out of 5 bookworms!fivebooks

To learn more about Mr. Rylander and his other books, please visit his website by clicking HERE.

Categories: Age 9+

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25 replies

  1. I’m definitely getting this for Matthew :0)

  2. This one sound like a hoot. I’m sold.

  3. You do love your superhero/spy novels! 🙂

  4. Like fast paced! Have never heard you say an ending was almost too good. That’s unusual. I’m curious.

  5. Nothing better than a book that leaves you wanting more, esp with such a cool cover!

  6. Sounds exactly the sort of thing you love, Erik!

  7. I immediately liked the look of the character on the cover. It looks like it’s humorous, though now I can’t remember if you mentioned humor in your review! Excellent review, Erik, and such high recommendation! 😀

  8. A spy story with goats at school has to be good.

  9. Very nice! Love action-packed novels. 🙂

  10. Their is a second and third book in the series


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