In New York City, challenges confront Sophia MacGregor and her BFF Pedro Gonzalez with every step they take. First, Sophia and Pedro are on the Cru Crew’s daily hit list at their posh private school. Pedro’s a Hispanic scholarship student, while outspoken Sophia favors red high-top sneakers over Prada. Worse yet, both are at the top of the Cru Crew’s eighth-grade honors class and are only ten years old. The Crew has one goal. Dispose of them ASAP!
Sophia and Pedro have assembled a team for their sleuthing and rescue operations. Wahoo the Arctic Raven is a brilliant inventor. His talents lie in strategy, technology, and surveillance. Zelda Screech Cat’s specialty is maneuvering through difficult tight spots unseen—and, of course, tormenting humans. Each is telepathic in multiple animal and human languages. Non-telepathic team members include three grown-ups who are grudgingly allowed to help. Mr. O’D, Sophia’s guardian, lives across the hall. His job is to monitor Sophia’s and Pedro’s suspicious activities. If the meter climbs too high, he alerts his poker buddies, Henry, a retired FBI agent, and his NYPD nephew Lionel. They lend professional help on the sly.
When Sophia and Pedro visit their good friend Jack the Polar Bear in the Central Park Zoo after school, they find him in terrible shape. He’s depressed and withdrawn. Jack’s old friend Wahoo confides the bear is terrified. Russian animal poachers are plotting to abduct him! They immediately launch Operation Rescue Jack. Now, not only are they in the crosshairs of the Cru Crew, they have added the Russian mob.