The Shield of Horatius Mystery Book for Kids

Marco Vittorini's family has a secret. For hundreds of years they protected the location of an ancient artifact. When Molly and Michael help Marco unravel a part of the puzzle, others take notice--including an unknown rival.

Simple curiosity leads to a race against time through the streets of Rome. The search takes them through churches, museums, and ruins. They witness an attack on the city through the words of a mysterious figure known as the Rescuer.

The three friends use every talent they have, but will it be enough? Join Molly and Michael for a mystery 2,500 years in the making.


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