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(The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers #4)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  20,941 ratings  ·  305 reviews
After pulling some spectacular heists, Amy and Dan have become two of Interpol's most wanted criminals. So when Vesper One orders them to steal the world's largest diamond, they know they're facing life in prison...or worse. But with the Cahill hostages still in peril, Amy and Dan have no choice but to launch a mission that leads them to an ancient city full of dangerous ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published September 4th 2012 by Scholastic
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Nov 11, 2011 rated it really liked it


**hyperventilating like crazy!!!**

edit on Dec 20, 2012

Damn y'all libraries, taking forever to buy Trust No One D:<
Mar 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
wow, these books just keep getting better and better, i cant wait!!!!
and i love how these dont take a year to come out- (glares at rick riordan)
Charissa Sophia de la Rosa
I was shocked of what happened in the end.
I can’t believe it. I already have suspicion on him that he might be the spy but I just ignored it for he was one of my favorite characters, 3rd to be exact.
How can he do such a thing? I still can’t believe it and am now starting to hope it isn’t true.

EDIT: It isn't true! *throws confetti around in happiness*

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Mugdha  Keskar
After pulling some spectacular heists, Amy and Dan have become two of Interpol's most wanted criminals. So when Vesper One orders them to steal the world's largest diamond, they know they're facing life in prison...or worse. But with the Cahill hostages still in peril, Amy and Dan have no choice but to launch a mission that leads them to an ancient city full of dangerous secrets. With a Vesper mole sabotaging the Madrigals from inside, Amy and Dan have to fulfill their enemy's request before ...more
Addy S.
Dec 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This series has not ceased to amaze me. :) a good bit of violence involving guns, but it wasn't so descriptive I didn't like it.

I think I'm getting the last two books in the series for Christmas, so I can't wait to finish the series up!!

Sep 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Loved this and now have some suspicions about Evan! I think he may be a Vesper! I'm loving how Amy is drawn to Jake as I like him a lot more then Evan and think he's a better match for her. I'm also worried about Dan and hope he can be pulled back from the brink cause he does seem to going to a very dark place and he needs to remember who he is and not lose himself. Couple of deaths that made me sad although I suspect that one of the deaths didn't actually occur. I also don't believe that Ian is ...more
Jun 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
My son and I were fighting over this library book yesterday. Good thing my husband is behind on this series or he would have fought us off and read it all night (he's on c vs. v #2). This is such a good series because I feel many ages would like it, although you'd have to make sure your children are old enough to deal with prisoners, violence, guns, etc. before giving it to them. I know my 1st grader wouldn't be ready for this and it would be too scary for her. I just wish the whole series would ...more
Inexplicable plot. Unnecessary deaths. Contrived love-triangles. Baseless plot-twists. Zero progress.

Self-inflicted, and I knew better.
Sep 10, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle
I must admit that I'm growing weary of this series. There seems to be little to no movement or growth in the individual books, which makes them a bit of a pointless read.
Lynette ~ Escaping Reality – One Book at a Time ~
This book was amazing. Un-put-down-able.

I can't really say much more, but it's definitely my favorite 39 clues/cahills vs. vespers book EVER.

I'm 14, and I HIGHLY recommend this book.
May 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Like an old-school television serial, this series is always full of exciting action and suspense. Can't wait to see what happens next!
Dylan.E 8S
This was an amazing book
Mar 25, 2012 rated it liked it
Maybe they need to take the tone as in the actual 39 clues series: minimum romance, less power-accessing, more resourcefulness. No pictures of people. Please.
Mayhaps they will change back. We who are old enough to analyze the series as we go, and in the process ruin it for ourselves, understand good writing strategies that lytling middle schoolers don't. We see the patterns, tropes and fails of series, as well as its quirks, individualisms and successes.
The thing that is going wrong with
Aug 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Before reading this book, I had basically given up on this series. There are too many books, the plot rambles too much, and each book is too short for it to be worth the money spent on it. Nevertheless, I read this one because I have gotten slightly interested in the plot, and it is against my nature to stop reading a series once it is started. (I got it from the library which solves most of my problems with this series.)
This book was just as short as the others. I am ready for the characters
Melissa Sodano
Sep 04, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
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Oct 01, 2012 rated it it was ok
Well, it was a quick read- took around 3 hours to finish with short breaks in between. I think now the series is lacking that adventure, that suspense that kept us all tied throughout the 39 clues. Cahills vs. Vespers isn't as good, as thrilling as the books from 39 clues. The story isn't taking a very good shape- the suspense factor- nah! it just doesn't feel right. I know its a kids' book but since I have read the rest of the series, I thought of continuing it(even when I am 17). Dan seems to ...more
Oct 14, 2011 rated it liked it

Not as good as the original series. For one, I'm not overly fond of how the characters keep changing. I suppose this is unavoidable, given that there are different authors for each book, but I still don't think it's excusable. I don't like who they've turned Ian Kabra into. He USED to be a mysterious, slightly creepy, handsome dude that smelled like cloves (according to Amy), and a pretty good villain/sort of good guy. Now he has morphed into a wimp that screams at the sight of a cat.
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In this book of the Cahill's vs. Vespers series: Amy and Dan have to travel around in Timbuktu to collect what Vesper 1 requires as continual payment for the hostages.

I loved this book! It has many different storylines going at the same to allow you to keep up with what all the characters are doing to help or hinder the current situations. This book will definitely keep you thinking about what will happen next.

I think that the team of authors that keeps writing these series is very talented to
Lisa Brown
Book four in the Cayhills vs. Vespers series, this book finds Amy and Dan, along with Atticus and Jake, attempting to steal the world's largest diamond in order to save the life of one of the hostages. Meanwhile, the hostages are trying everything they can to save themselves, which may lead to unforseen tragedy.

And with all of this going on, Interpole is still hot on their heels, while they are still wondering if they can trust Ian Cabra anymore, since it is apparent that there is a mole in
Sep 16, 2012 rated it liked it
This book was a fast and easy read (it was a children's book, so I knew it wouldn't take long). It kept moving pretty quickly but the series is starting to lag a bit. They keep killing off characters so that the story goes somewhere, and they are continuing to search and find with clues. I think for me, the series is starting to feel a little old news, same old same old. Hopefully the next book will get better, since this is the spin-off to the first series and really just the start of it.. It ...more
Simon P
Aug 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: grade-7-shelf
i think the book it self is very good and awesome
it has a a lot of details good action and great tha vocab t the author did i think 39 clues makes really interesting stories about crime and missions shatterproof is my fav 39 clues book out of all of the other 39 clues books also i really like how the author made a lot of detail about his book and vocab
Oct 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
When all seams lost it gets worse. When Amy and Dan created the formula they thout that they where the most powerful family in the world,THEY WERE WRONG. A group called the vesprs kidnapped 7 of there family and sent them around the world to colect things. phinix wizard dies and so dose there uncle Oh so in the face of all this they have to stay shatterproof with all of this
Cher Cabula
Sep 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was much much too short!!! Still has the same sense of adventure and fast-paced action that makes for an exciting read. Again, too many questions raised by recent events plus, a mole is finally revealed. I can't wait for the next book.
Jul 15, 2012 rated it liked it
OMG I just finished reading in the dead of the night and loved it, and now I cant wait to read Shatter proof, I kinda feel bad that Ian and Amy don't have that spark anymore but LOVE Amy and Jake's budding romance and cant wait to see more plus I hate Evan hopefully Amy doesn't choose him
Katherine Mowery
It's crazy how elaborate the plot of these books has gotten.
Mar 22, 2013 rated it liked it
I'm stuck between giving this 3 stars and four stars. Pretty good, but I definitely enjoyed the original series better.
Nov 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
ERMERGERD!!! I am not going to lie. I LOVE the 39 Clues Series and all its characters. I got into this series when I was in middle school. That is all. CURSE CLIFFHANGERS!
Kevin Comfort
Nov 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finally a little realism in this adventure. Enjoyable and a quick read. Would recommend reading the others in the series first.
Sep 23, 2012 rated it liked it
it was alright...not my favorite nor the best. it was like all the's kinda stupid..
Dec 13, 2017 rated it liked it
The shatterproof has been shattered once again by Amy and Dan in The 39 Clues: shatterproof by Roland Smith. In this book Dan, Amy, Atticus and jake intruded a museum, they shut off the lights and let Vesper one steal the diamond right from their hundreds of guards. Afterwards, they go to Timbuktu in search of an ancient manuscript named "the apology." They search many libraries but end up clueless until one man unknowingly tells them exactly where it is. Once arrived they found the apology but ...more
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“Dan," she said. "I'm worried about him. It's not right that a thirteen-year-old knows as much as he does bout stealing things."
" You're right," Jake said. "He should have been at least sixteen like you before he became part of an international crime ring.”
“Bluetooth earpieces are so geeky," Dan Cahill said.
"But they free up your hands for surfing the web, stealing priceless jewels, and eating pastry," Atticus said, taking a huge bite out of an apple strudel.
"And picking your nose," Dan added, which caused Atticus to blow a mouthful of strudel all over the seat in front of them occupied by Dan's sister, Amy, who was trying to sleep”
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