Fifteen-year-old Beth Johnson is a talented and beautiful young actress. She is also a spy. The year is 1666, and Henry Vale, the dangerous mastermind behind the plots to kill the King, is still on the loose. With reports coming in that he may be hiding out in the colony of America, Beth must decide how far she will go to track him down. Will Beth leave her life in London and make the voyage to the New World?
It's 1666, and the Great Plague of London has decimated the city's population. The King is in danger, his life threatened by a mad man named Henry Vale who is rumored to be hiding away in the American colonies. Fifteen-year-old Beth Johnson must find him before it's too late; luckily, the young actress is also a spy.New World, book four of Jo Macauley's Secrets and Spies series, is a thrilling adventure that gains color and depth with Zoe Tapley's exuberant performance. She has a vibrant spirit that gives Beth a resilient pluck, turning her into a lovable heroine.