|aPetra, Jordan. Bored with waiting, Cruz dug his mind-control camera out of his pack. He places the lightweight, flat metal strip on his head and popped the lens down over his right eye to turn the camera on. All he had to do to take a picture was think the word "photo" and shut his eyes. The camera would sync up with his brain waves and do the rest. First, Cruz took a few shots of the canyon walls. The sky was turning a deep rose orange. Aunt Marisol would love this. Lani, too. He spun the other way, his head tilted back, to get a different angle. Cruz saw something move overhead. Was it a plane? It seems to be getting closer -- almost falling. He heard a scream. "Rocks!".
The mystery deepens and the action intensifies for 12-year-old Cruz Coronado and friends in the exciting third book in the Explorer Academy series.The adventure continues for Cruz, Emmett, Sailor, and Bryndis as they continue their studies at sea and travel to exotic locations around the world. A mysterious person alerts Cruz to impending danger while he and a few trusted pals explore ancient ruins in Petra, Jordan, and search for another piece of the puzzle his mother left behind. Worst of all, now his father has gone missing, which prompts Aunt Marisol, his number one protector, to leave the ship in search of him. Who is the new professor who takes her place? How does the new technology he introduces help or hurt Cruz's quest? Why is Nebula determined to stop Cruz before he turns 13? The clock is ticking as his first teen birthday draws near ... a milestone that will change his life forever, one way or another.