|aThe villain virus /|cMichael Buckley ; illustrations by Ethen Beavers
|aNew York ;|aLondon :|bAmulet Books,|c2012
|axii, 259 pages :|billustrations ;|c21 cm
|aNERDS ;|vbk. 4
|aWhen a virus infects Arlington, Virginia, home of NERDS headquarters, transforming victims into criminal masterminds, it is up to Flinch to stop its spread by miniaturizing himself and entering the head of the Villain Virus's creator, Heathcliff Hodges
The NERDS series combines the excitement of international espionage with the awkwardness of elementary school as it follows the adventures of a group of unpopular fifth graders who run a spy network from inside their school. With the help of cutting-edge science, they transform their nerdy qualities into incredible abilities, and the results are awesome, inspiring—and hilarious. A virus has infected Arlington, Virginia, home of NERDS headquarters, and it’s much worse than your run-of-the-mill flu. Instead of coughing and sneezing, the victims of this voracious virus are transformed into superintelligent criminal masterminds. Soon nearly everyone—including some of the NERDS team—is plotting to take over the world. And who’s to blame for this nasty infection? None other than former NERDS teammate Heathcliff Hodges. With more people breaking out into evil cackles every day, it’s up to Flinch, the hyperactive superspy with a sweet tooth, to stop the virus. He needs to destroy the virus at its source, and to do that he’s going to have to get inside Heathcliff’s head—literally. Flinch will have to miniaturize himself and take a fantastic voyage through the supervillain’s body to fight white blood cells, stomach acid, and a nest of nasty nanobytes in the hope that he can save the world from . . . the Villain Virus.
Michael Buckley is the bestselling author of the Sisters Grimm and NERDS series and a new picture book, Kel Gilligan’s Daredevil Stunt Show. He has also written and developed shows for Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and Discovery Channel. He lives in Brooklyn. Visit www.TeamNerds.com.