How Three Brothers Saved the Navy (The Kare Kids Adventures – 3) by Charles Salter
How can three brothers stop the plot against their father’s aircraft carrier? When he’s not excelling in soccer, 12-year-old Matt likes to pretend he’s a Force Recon Marine, along with brothers Ryan, aged 10, and Jack, who is 8. Their father is a Captain in the U.S. Navy, currently deployed on an aircraft carrier off the coast of Maryland, where they all live. Growing up in a military setting, the boys are familiar with armed forces strategy, tactics, and weaponry. They long for the day they can don uniforms themselves…just like the Marines on the navy ships they’ve seen. In a Recon game one day the three brothers scout out an abandoned airfield. They notice a team of skydivers mimic the classic military special operations tactic of jumping out of a plane at high altitude and opening the chute at the last possible moment to avoid detection before landing on an enemy target. Quickly the boys discover these are NOT U.S. military, but rather hostile agents training to land with guns and explosives on a navy aircraft carrier. Their Force Recon Marine play suddenly becomes very real as they struggle to determine the exact target and time of the coming attack, to evade the terrorist gang, and get their intelligence information back to the navy in time to save their father’s ship. Captured by the gang, can they use their junior Force Recon Marine skills to escape, get back to headquarters, and devise a plan to defeat the terrible plot without anyone getting seriously hurt?
Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) Charles A. Salter, Ph.D., S.D. served 28 years in the U.S. Army after seven and a half years as an assistant professor and then tenured associate professor at Spring Hill College. He holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania (1973) and a Doctor of Science in public health from Harvard University (1989). He was licensed as a psychologist by the state of Massachusetts, as a nutritionist by the state of Maryland, and was a charter member of the Prescribing Psychologists Register.
He has written on family matters for the newspaper syndicate Scripps-Howard, Today’s Family, Life and Health, Woman’s World and more. He is the author of sixteen books, most recently the adult fiction series The Ebay Detective. The Kare Kids Adventures series are his first books in middle grade fiction. Charles currently resides in Maryland.
Matt, Ryan and Jack are three brothers out playing Force Recon Marine after Matt’s soccer game. They are playing at an abandoned airfield when they discover a marked out section. Shortly thereafter they see six HALO divers trying to land in the marked area. After the divers leave they go and inspect and determine that the marked out area matches that of an aircraft carrier that their father captains.
The boys decided to investigate and learn that some bad guys are planning on attacking the aircraft carrier that their dad is on. They have a close call and almost get caught. Will they get to a phone to tell their dad in time?
Once again we are back with the Kare Kids Adventures. This is a great addition to the series with a tri of brothers that save the day. I loved all the information you learn about HALO divers, military ships, and such.
I really like this series. There is lots of action and adventure in each book. They are great chapter stories for kids. I could easily see this being a series on most kid’s bookshelves.
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