Brainwashed
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Brainwashed is a squeaky-clean international spy thriller for kids.
While sleeping on the roof of his father’s hotel, thirteen-year-old Lucas Benes finds a baby alone and learns that the Good Company has restarted its profitable brainwashing business.
Brainwashed (Crime Travelers #1) tracks the secret urban adventures of the New Resistance, a network of international teenage spies. Lucas leads a group of friends through the hotspots of Paris— from the catacombs to the Eiffel tower—in an all-out effort to sabotage a brainwashing ceremony that could potentially turn them all into “Good” kids.
A reluctant reader’s dream.
Brainwashed (Crime Travelers #1) available from bookstores everywhere, Ingram, and at Amazon.com.

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As a traveler and multilingual teacher, Paul Aertker has clocked nearly half his life outside the US. When he was teenager he slept on the streets of London to watch a royal wedding. He took the CIA exam in college because he wanted to be a spy for the good guys and not the “Good Company”.
Years later, he was an au pair (a babysitter) in Paris. While in the Peace Corps in Africa, he built a children’s library.
Paul is a recovering reluctant reader himself so his personal mission has become writing for kids who are tired of reading books that they find boring.
He writes stories that he would have wanted to read when he was ten, eleven, twelve—realistic and exciting international spy novels steeped in mystery, intrigue, and deception.
Paul Aertker’s adventure novels are set in international locales because "travel has made me feel alive and given me an insatiable curiosity to learn... which I feel absolutely driven to share with you.”

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Contents
1. The Hotel, the Boat, and the Secret ........................ 1
2. A Call to Legs ....................................................... 10
3. You Can’t Always Follow the Rules ................... 19
4. Elevator Down ....................................................... 25
5. Baby ....................................................................... 32
6. Bat Cave................................................................. 40
7. The Flying Office .............................................. 42
8. Child Trafficking ................................................... 49
9. The In-Flight Movie .............................................. 57
10. Curukians .......................................................... 72
11. Who’s Watching Whom?.................................... 85
12. The Point of No Return ..................................... 96
13. Master Key, Master Plan ..................................... 102
14. Room Service .................................................. 112
15. The Lucky Office ............................................ 121
16. Curukian Proposal ............................................... 135
17. Duck in the Duct ............................................. 144
18. Green Is Good ................................................. 147
19. A City Crawling with Curukians ..................... 153
20. Stink ............................................................... 156
21. The Tour de Paris ................................................ 161
22. The Last Best Hiding Place ............................. 169
23. The Empire of Death ..................................... 172
24. Hostile Hostel ............................................... 179
25. A Meeting of the Minds ................................ 183
26. The Truth Behind the Lie .............................. 189
27. The Database ................................................ 193
28. Riding on the Metro ......................................... 197
29. Pompidou .......................................................... 201
30. A Never-Ending Supply of Curukians ........... 205
31. Carnival of the Animals ................................... 208
32. Notre Dame Is Our Lady? ................................ 212
33. The Brainwashing Ceremony .......................... 218
34. Shakespeare in Paris ......................................... 229
35. The River Seine ............................................. 245
36. Carnival ............................................................. 251
37. A New Way to Kidnap ................................... 257
38. Busball .......................................................... 268
39. Good Things Happen to Bad People ............... 285
40. A Hotel Is a Home ........................................... 287

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"Reading to me is being able to travel without going anywhere," said Aertker. "So we can all go on vacation together as soon as we open page one."
“Kids from 10 on up should relish its campy flavor of excitement and thrills.” "Perfect for preteens and early teens who envision days of action and excitement."
“Short, snappy chapters speak to the middle grade reader and keep the pages turning.” "Hilarious... An endlessly clever action-adventure."
“Perfectly sized chapters make for quick bedtime reads and also serve as success points for children who have yet to develop a love of reading. It creates a sense of accomplishment. That along with the excitement of the storyline will keep readers looking forward to the next chapter.”
“Reads like Jason Bourne, but for kids.”
“My son really loved this book! He couldn't put down, was reading it way past bedtime and even while he was brushing his teeth for bed.”
"If you liked the Alex Rider series and are looking for something in the same vein, Brainwashed is for you!"
“Those who love spy action adventure stories will love this series. Can’t wait to see the next adventure.”
“As a middle school educator, I am always on the lookout for fun and exciting books to share with my students. Crime Travelers: Brainwashed has a little bit of everything for middle readers: action, adventure, humor, suspense, international travel, cool technology, and best of all - no parents to intervene.”
“It's good, clean fun and the author makes Paris shimmer with life.”
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