Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date: September 2014
Duration: 4 hours 39 minutes
Gabe Fuentes is reading under the covers one summer night when he is interrupted by a creature who looks like a purple sock puppet. The sock puppet introduces himself as the Envoy and asks if Gabe wants to be Earth's Ambassador to the Universe. What sane 12-year-old could refuse?
Some ingenious tinkering with the washing machine sends Gabe's entangled self out to the center of the galaxy. There he finds that Earth is in the path of a destructive alien force causing multiple mass extinctions--and Gabe himself is the target of an assassination plot. Exactly who wants him out of the way? And why?
Back home Gabe discovers that his parents are illegal aliens, and in imminent danger of being deported. Can Gabe survive long enough to solve two sets of alien problems?