In the sequel to MOVING TARGET, Cassie Arroyo, an American
going to school in Italy, has finally found the Spear of
Destiny. Unfortunately, just when she had it, she lost it in
a betrayal she never expected. Now, Cassie must find it
again and fix the dark destiny she may have set for the
world. As Cassie starts to feel the pull of the power she
could have, she faces a major choice of trust that will
RETURN FIRE by Christina Diaz Gonzalez takes all the action
and adventure from book one
and turns everything up a notch. From the events of the last
installment, Cassie's faith has been shaken. She is hurt,
and though Asher is by her side, they still have much to go
through if they want to fix the future. As Cassie and her
allies continue their journey through Italy, they unravel
clues to something that might change things even more than
the Spear of Destiny. From the first chapter, the action
doesn't let up, building expertly to a whirlwind of a climax.
In addition to the fast-paced plot, the themes likewise
shine. Gonzalez explores what friendship and forgiveness
mean on a number of levels. It addresses questions like what
happens when a close friend betrays you, can trust be
regained, and what do you do when you're caught between two
people? We also learn more about Cassie's family, and this
prompts a significant discussion on whether we are likely to
follow the same path as our blood or whether we have the
power to make our own choices.
Readers who love a good, quick novel that spans a country,
includes a secret organization, and tackles important themes
should start the Moving Target series immediately.
Cassie Arroyo has found the long-lost Spear of Destiny--only
to have it stolen right out from under her! In Return Fire,
Cassie and Asher must regain the spear.
This time, however, it's not enough just to find it: Cassie
realizes that when she used the spear, she set the world
down a path that could eventually lead to serious trouble.
Can she find a way to stop the terrible chain of events that
she set into motion?
As she tries to re-shape her own destiny, Cassie takes off
on a breathless adventure across Italy, leading her to a
forest outside Rome, a Caravaggio painting full of clues,
and a villa by the sea. There, in the ultimate showdown,
Cassie has to decide who she can truly trust. And when the
chance to use the spear presents itself again, she has to
figure out if she can even trust herself.
Kids will be clamoring for this sequel after finishing
Moving Target, and this has even more thrills, riddles, and