The Rise of Lubchenko is a sequel to Finding Lubchenko,the author fills in the blanks in the opening of this book,so it's o.k to read them out of order. The protagonist, Evan Macalister, is a 16 year old only child of a wealthy owner of a biological company, his mother died when he was 10, and his relationship with his father is strained at best. Evan's father makes a mysterious and sudden trip to Brussels leaving Evan alone,Evan gets an anonymous call saying his father's partner plans to sell smallpox virus to terrorists in Europe. Evan and his best friend Ruben and girlfriend Erika ,all wealthy young kids zip off to Paris to find their soldier of fortune friend Lubchenko. The following adventure is funny, and fast paced, Evan and his friends are a mix of Ferris Bueller and Jack Bauer, it would make a great movie.