Explorer of the Realm Alexander West has disappeared and is presumed dead under mysterious circumstances … But not before smuggling half of a strange map to his three intrepid children — Kit, the brain, M. K., the tinkerer, and Zander the brave. Why are so many people trying to steal the half-map? What powerful secrets does it hold? (And where is the other half?) It’s up to Alexander’s children — call them The Expeditioners — to get to the bottom of these questions, and fast. Success could mean fame and wild riches. Failure could be … Well, let’s just say failure is not an option.
S. S. Taylor’s The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Man’s Canyon will be out in November, 2012 from McSweeney’s McMullens. Pre-order your copy through your favorite local bookstore, or get it online at Amazon.com.