James R. Hannibal is no stranger to deep dark secrets or hunting bad guys, having served in the US Air Force as a stealth bomber pilot and a Predator mission commander. Like Jack Buckles, James "suffers" from synesthesia, an intersection of the senses that was once considered a mental illness and often causes hyperobservance. If you bake him a cake, he might tell you that it smells blue and sticky--and you should take it as a compliment.
About The Fourth Ruby:
It has been a year since Jack Buckles started his training at the Ministry of Trackers. And it’s been a year since his father, John Buckles the Twelfth, fell into a coma and nothing has been the same for Jack since. His abilities are on the fritz, Gwen won’t speak to him, and there’s a pounding voice in his head calling for “the flame.” James R. Hannibal takes readers on another fantastic adventure through the strange world of tunnels, cathedrals and river systems beneath London in The Fourth Ruby (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers; October 31, 2017), the dynamic sequel to his 2016 adventure, The Lost Property Office.