Anna, Jose, and Henry are back, a little more famous for their role in the recovery of the Star-Spangled Banner, and a little more involved in the work of the Silver Jaguar Society (a secret society charged with caring for the world's treasures). When the kids' family members discover a Jaguar artifact recovered in Costa Rica is a fake, the families fly to Costa Rica so the adults can investigate while the kids enjoy the cultural experience of the rain forest. But, of course, the kdis can't stay away from this mystery! Soon they are hunting down clues of their own.
This was an interesting chapter to the overarching story, although the setting of book one appealed to me personally more than the rain forest setting of this story. Hide and Seek is told mostly from Jose's perspective as he struggles with a secret and some increased insecurity about his contributions to the team and his ability to put clues together and find answers. The action and adventure in this story are great and will appeal to readers looking for that in their stories. Great information about rain forest creatures, including fun notes from the author about her research trip to Costa Rica. A major villain in the story is revealed which amps up the tension and the draw to the next book in the series (Manhunt, debuting in Spring, 2014).
4 out of 5 stars
AR reading level of 5.0
Recommended for: fans of Capture the Flag, fans of mysteries or adventure stories