Will Burrows is a 14 year old boy that lives in a London suburb with his parents and younger sister. The family is not particularly close, but Will and his father have bonded over one common interest, archaeological digs.
Will and his father unearth an old subway station that had been abandoned for more than a century. The two of them thought that they were on the brink of a great discovery, when Will's father vanishes without a trace. Will is certain that his disappearance has something to do with the digs. So, he and his best friend, Chester, set out to find his father.
This was a very enjoyable read. The characters, setting, and plot are very original. I highly recommend this book for older children and adults alike.