The Moon Stealers and the Quest for the Silver Bough (Book 1) by Tim Flanagan
Series: The Moon Stealers, Book 1.
Approx. 66,900 words.
Published on July 6, 2012.
A boy with an unusual gift of being able to see things that others cannot, goes missing. Two of his school friends attempt to find the key to his disappearance by unravelling codes and riddles. Meanwhile MI6 investigate a meteorite landing which contains an alien bacteria that quickly evolves into a deadly threat. The children not only need to find their friend they need to save the entire world!