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Section 13

Thirteen-year-old Jack Buckles is great at finding things. Not just a missing glove or the other sock, but things normal people have long given up on ever seeing again. If only he could find his father, who has disappeared in London without a trace.

But Jack’s father was not who he claimed to be. It turns out that he was a member of a secret society of detectives that has served the crown for centuries --- and membership into the Lost Property Office is Jack’s inheritance.

Section 13

Books in this series

by James R. Hannibal - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Mystery
Thirteen-year-old Jack Buckles is great at finding things. Not just a missing glove or the other sock, but things normal people have long given up on ever seeing again. If only he could find his father, who has disappeared in London without a trace. But Jack’s father was not who he claimed to be. It turns out that he was a member of a secret society of detectives that has served the crown for centuries --- and membership into the Lost Property Office is Jack’s inheritance.
by James R. Hannibal - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery
It’s been a year since Jack Buckles discovered the Keep beneath Baker Street, an underground tower no Section Thirteen was ever supposed to see; a year since his dad fell into a coma. Nothing has been the same since. Jack’s tracker abilities are on the fritz, Gwen’s not speaking to him and, what’s worse, there’s a pounding voice in his head calling for “the flame.” Then, Jack and Gwen are framed for the theft of a historic crown jewel --- the Black Prince’s Ruby, one of three cursed rubies said to bring knowledge, loyalty, and the command of nations to whomever wields them all. 
by James R. Hannibal - Adventure, Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Mystery, Youth Fiction

Jack Buckles is on trial for his life. The Ministries of Secrets and Guilds, led by Ignatius Gall, are conspiring to put the Ministry of Trackers down for good. Jack's only hope is to prove that Gall is the real danger, and it leads Jack and Gwen from the back streets of London, through the Austrian Alps, to the great reaches of China. Joined by their new friend Liu Fai, Jack and Gwen set out to stop Gall but a clockwork monster threatens them at every turn, and its turning gears only serve as a reminder that Jack’s judgment day is fast approaching --- and that he’s running out of time.