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Strategic Book Publishing, 2010 - Fiction - 116 pages
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It is October 23, 1962. As U.S. and Russian ships confront one another off the shores of Cuba, and the world teeters on the edge of all-out nuclear war, Shawn Stuckey and his friends form the Nuclear Undercover Kids Espionage Service (N.U.K.E.S.) in order to investigate and expose their science teacher as a Russian spy. Thus begins a series of harrowing but humorous adventures that lead to a surprising conclusion. "N.U.K.E.S. works on so many levels. Besides being laugh-out-loud funny, it shows the reader the value of looking for the best in people, especially in the worst of times."

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Lynda Durrant, author of My Last Skirt and The Beaded Moccasins Lavern Holdeman is a history buff who aspires to share his love for history with young people through the use of humor and an engaging story. His particular interest is the 1960s and '70s, which was a watershed era of turmoil, change and historical significance for the United States. Holdeman was the same age as his "Undercover Kids" during the Cuban Missile Crisis, and he still recalls the fear and suspicion aroused by this event. He lives and writes in Omaha, Nebraska.

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