Begins in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada's capital city. Present date.
After thirteen-year-old Matt Barnes and Sarah Sachs had their last adventure, the police kept a look out for Nadine. Thanks to Nadine, Matt's dad is still being transported to different time periods via his multiverse time machine. Since Matt's old home is no longer being watched for signs of Nadine returning, Matt and Sarah sneak inside. They hope to find a code, believed hidden by the power-hungry woman, to help free Mr. Nathan Barnes from the machine.
Later, while Matt and Sarah are at the machine, they manage to locate Mr. Barnes in Amsterdam, during World War II. Nadine's sudden appearance causes a bit of chaos for the young teens. Nadine ends up falling into the machine's open portal. Matt and Sarah follow soon afterward.
Nadine finds herself running from Nazis and ends up hiding with none other than Anne Frank! Her anger against Matt and Sarah changes to fear for her own safety. As she begins to plot out a plan for returning to her own time period, Anne's courage and attitude begins to alter Nadine's priorities.
As for Matt and Sarah, they find themselves in England. They cause quite a stir as they connect with a secret organization and make their scary way into occupied Europe. As the young teens try to locate Matt's dad, they must be sneaky, cunning, and just plain old lucky as they avoid Nazis. Can they locate Mr. Barnes before their time runs out? Can they help the brave people who are destined for a horrible fate? Will history be altered by their actions?
**** FOUR STARS! This book continues shortly after the first, The Time Meddlers, ends. You do not have to read the first book in order to understand and enjoy this one; however, I strongly urge you to. It gives more details on the time machine and backgrounds on the teens.
As for this story, it overflows with danger, excitement, and adventure. Readers will easily connect with Matt and Sarah. As the teens sneak around, they must take risky chances, putting their lives in serious danger. An enthralling story that readers will have a difficult time putting down. ****