Golden Gate (City Spies #2) by James Ponti

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Golden Gate (City Spies #2) by James Ponti

by James Ponti
Golden Gate (City Spies #2) by James PontiGolden Gate Series: City Spies #2
Published by Simon and Schuster on March 9, 2021
Source: Library book
Genres: Juvenile Fiction / Family / Alternative Family, Juvenile Fiction / Mysteries & Detective Stories, Juvenile Fiction / Thrillers & Suspense
Pages: 432
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Format: Hardcover
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In this second installment in the New York Times bestselling series from Edgar Award winner James Ponti, the young group of spies returns for another international adventure perfect for fans of Spy School and Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls.

After thwarting a notorious villain at an eco-summit in Paris, the City Spies are gearing up for their next mission. Operating out of a base in Scotland, this secret team of young agents working for the British Secret Intelligence Service’s MI6 division have honed their unique skills, such as sleight of hand, breaking and entering, observation, and explosives. All of these allow them to go places in the world of espionage where adults can’t.

Fourteen-year-old Sydney is a surfer and a rebel from Bondi Beach, Australia. She’s also a field ops specialist for the City Spies. Sydney is excited to learn that she’ll be going undercover on the marine research vessel the Sylvia Earle. But things don’t go exactly as planned, and while Sydney does find herself in the spotlight, it’s not in the way she was hoping.

Meanwhile, there’s been some new intel regarding a potential mole within the organization, offering the spies a lead that takes them to San Francisco, California. But as they investigate a spy who died at the Botanical Gardens, they discover that they are also being investigated. And soon, they’re caught up in an exciting adventure filled with rogue missions and double agents!

This mission is hot! The City Spies are a go!


City Spies is a middle-grade novel centered around a young group of kids who are secret agents. At times it is a nail-biter other times, it is very educational, and at all times, it keeps you on the edge of your seat. I liked that this is a mystery series as I spend a lot of time reading fantasy novels, so it is good to have an incredible clue-solving story to sink your teeth into. I like how the author provides little profiles at the back of the book that gives you a nice rundown of who is in the story if you forgot. I have the third book on deck, so I stayed tuned for that review soon.


About James Ponti

James Ponti is the New York Times Bestselling author of three Middle Grade book series: the all-new CITY SPIES, about an unlikely squad of five kids from around the world who form an elite MI6 Spy Team; The Edgar Award-winning FRAMED! series, about a pair of Sherlockian tweens who solve mysteries in Washington, D.C.; and the DEAD CITY trilogy, about a secret society that polices the undead living beneath Manhattan.

He is also an Emmy-nominated television writer and producer who has worked for many networks including Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, PBS, History Channel, Spike TV, and the Golf Channel. He lives with his family in Orlando, Florida.