Nick and Tesla’s Solar-Powered Showdown
About the Book
Super-smart kid inventors Nick and Tesla Holt have outsmarted crooks, spies, and kidnappers, but now it’s time to crack their biggest mystery yet: where the heck are their parents? With the help of their eccentric Uncle Newt, the twins trace the clues to their missing Mom and Dad, scientists working on solar-power research for a clandestine government project. They’ll need all their wits, along with an assortment of homemade gadgets, to outsmart the criminal mastermind who’s trying to turn solar power into a secret weapon. Featuring instructions for building and using five awesome solar-powered contraptions—a hot dog cooker, alarm bell, listening device, model car, and nighttime LED signal cannon—this sixth installment is sure to please budding scientists and sleuthers alike.
About the Author
“Science Bob” Pflugfelder is an educator, maker, and speaker who loves to experiment and build. He has appeared on many TV shows in the US including several morning and evening talk shows, and as a guest star on the Nickelodeon network. Bob is also a beekeeper and a collector of movie props. When not experimenting, he shares his home experiments with the world at www.sciencebob.com. He currently lives in Massachusetts.
Steve Hockensmith is the author of the Edgar Award–nominated Holmes on the Range mystery series. His other books include the New York Times best seller Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls and, with Lisa Falco, a tarot-themed mystery, The White Magic Five and Dime. He lives with his wife and two children about forty minutes from Half Moon Bay, California.