Ridley Pearson: Steel Trapp - The Academy (USA 2010)
From the Publisher:
But there are dark elements at play at the school. Foreign agents may have penetrated the school's secrecy and may have sleepers in place: kids spying on future kid spies. There is conspiracy and competition among the elite faculty that threatens security. As Steel and Kaleigh are recruited for their first test run -- trying to break a ring of pickpockets in a Boston hotel -- things go impossibly wrong. Betrayal and conspiracy cloud what should have been a straightforward assignment. And all too soon, their very lives are in danger.
Ridley Pearson: Steel Trapp - The Academy. Hyperion Books for Children, ISBN: 9781423115328 (January, 2010), 408 p., $15.99.