Lovable ne'er-do-well Delilah Dirk is an Indiana Jones for the 19th century. She has traveled to Japan, Indonesia, France, and even the New World. Using the skills she's picked up on the way, Delilah's adventures continue as she plots to rob a rich and corrupt Sultan in Constantinople. With the aid of her flying boat and her newfound friend, Selim, she evades the Sultan's guards, leaves angry pirates in the dust, and fights her way through the countryside. For Delilah, one adventure leads to the next in this thrilling and funny installment in her exciting life.
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"Delilah is a swashbuckling heroine who will have readers constantly wondering what will happen next. Selim, on the other hand, is more reserved—longing for some tea and quiet—but once he gets sucked into Delilah’s orbit, he’s unable to resist the taste of adrenaline. Anchoring the story is Cliff’s lush artwork....A terrific action story for both older and younger teens and anyone else with an insatiable appetite for high adventure." -- Snow Wildsmith, Booklist