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The Salt Mines Mystery

(Thunder and Lightening #2)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  15 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Twelve year-old Gabe Zanadu, his brother, Alex, and dogs Thunder and Lightning face Team Test #2 in Germany’s Berchtesgaden Salt Mines. Fighting a human-trafficking ring, they must successfully negotiate the Egyptian Path of Death to free themselves, the victims and bring their captors to justice.


Threatened in the streets of Goeppingen, Germany, Gab
Kindle Edition, 278 pages
Published May 13th 2015 by Bold Vision Books
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Julie Barrett
Feb 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Salt Mines Mystery by Aaron M. Zook Jr.
Interested in mines and found this book interesting as a bunch of kids get together and combine the clues they've received or found.
They are trying to find the missing exploited children who've gone lost in the salt mines in Germany. Love the descriptions of the area and wish I could visit someday.
This appears to be a series book but I've not read the first one and it's easy to follow along without having read the first. The kids fathers all work on sec
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Pam Graber
Mar 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Non-stop action and heart stopping thrills abound in The Salt Mines Mystery, Book 2 in the Thunder and Lightning series by Aaron Zook. Gabe and Alex Zanadu, ages 12 and 14, are fresh from their escape from kidnappers in The Secrets of the Castle and are looking forward to their family vacation where they will get to tour the salt mines of Berchtesgaden. Arriving to find six of their international friends also preparing to take the tour, the boys cajole their parents into letting them tour the mi ...more
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
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After reading book one and enjoying it, I decided to try book two. My son also read book one and was looking forward to reading the second in the series. We home-school, so that is fun common ground with the boys in the series, and my kids once had dogs named Thunder and Lightning.

This book continues the family's military time in Germany, and they end up at the Salt Mines on a field trip/ family getaway. Somehow, all their friends end up there too, which makes the story all the more exciting. W
Nyla Wilkerson
Sep 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Salt Mines Mystery by author Aaron M. Zook, Jr. is the second book in his Thunder and Lightening Series preceded by The Secrets of the Castle, Book One. These adventurous mystery tales are for tween boys but I'm sure some girls will enjoy them, also. It is a 278 page paperback book picturing an old mine on the front cover.

This book takes us on a journey into the salt mines of Germany. Alex and Gabe's father works on top secret projects for the government. These secret projects are valuable a
Feb 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book contains much more mystery, intrigue and danger than the first one did. They end up underground trying to stay alive as a well run kidnapping ring tries to capture or kill Gabe, Alex, and their friends. Their trained dogs Thunder and Lightning go through quite a nightmare as well, but they are a great help to Alex and Gabe.

This is told from Gabe's POV. They are given a clue rhyme before they start. They try to remember it as they make their way through the mine. I like that they pray,
Penny Marks
Feb 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Thunder and lightening series by Aaron M Zook Jr. I fell in love with the fast paced action and suspense in this book. I know it is a book for young adults but this series rocks even for grown ups! Kinda makes me feel like a kid again reading all the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew adventures. These books are that great!
This book leads us into the salt mines in Germany after an incident makes the family realize they are in danger and go away on vacation. Alex and Gabe's
Feb 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Salt Mines Mystery by Aaron M Zook JR is the second book in the Thunder and Lightening Series.
After fighting with the skateboard champion, Gabe takes a shortcut home and ends up in the wrong part of town and in trouble. He is saved by his older brother Alex. After their parents find out what has happened they decide the family is in danger and they go on a vacation. The family meets up with some of the father's co workers and their families at the hotel. The parents know the kids could be in
Feb 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Will cause severe heart pounding

The action was non-stop. Over the top. How could a typical adult survive, let alone a 12- or 14- year old boy? This was a great follow-up to book 1 (Secrets of the Castle), and I think pre-teens as well as most parents will enjoy this book. Overall, the book was extremely entertaining and riveting. There were parts of the book I didn’t understand, but I’ve not explored caves or gone rock climbing. Also, I personally would not have let my 12- and 14-year old childr
Anne Rightler
Feb 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Brothers Gabe and Alex with their backpacks full of survival gear are off on another dangerous exploit in Aaron M. Zook's, second in the Thunder and Lightning series, The Salt Mines Mystery. And oh the trials and tribulations they find themselves in! Kidnapped by human-traffickers and imprisoned in the Salt Mines caves, they along with their friends face numerous life-threatening dangers and yet are still able to pray and give their problems to God. To escape the caves Gabe and Alex and Thunder ...more
Donna Mcginnis
Apr 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Two boys twelve and fourteen and their dogs Thunder and Lightning go on a wild non stop action adventure full of danger, suspense and intrigue. A sailor's song with clues given by the mysterious G. Who is G? Even though geared towards young adults this book got me from the get go. I loved it. Have not read the first book in the series but have read other books by Aaron Zook and he is a marvelous and talented writer.
After being kidnapped by human traffickers and imprisoned in the Salt Mines Cave
Apr 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Salt Mines Mystery is the second book in the series Thunder and Lightning by author Aaron M. Zook Jr. Taking place a few months after the first story our heroes are still having trouble with the same underground terrorist group. Receiving survival packages from the mysterious Mr. G., the brothers, their dogs, and their friends find themselves in more danger than ever before. Filled with mystery, surprising twists, adventure, and some scary situations begs the question; will all of them make ...more
Meagan Myhren-bennett
The Salt Mine Mystery
Thunder and Lightening series #2
By Aaron M. Zook Jr.

Gabe and Alex are back with another mystery and if they can't solve it they won't live to regret their failure. The two brothers and their friends are in danger and are soon separated from their parents when touring the Berchtesgaden Salt Mines.

A mysterious clue given to them by someone referred to only as G may be their only hope to escape the people hunting them within the salt mines. And this time they may have to say g
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Thunder and Lightening (3 books)
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  • The Phantom of the Fortress (Thunder and Lightning #3)