One False Note

One False Note

The Hunt is on
Gordan Korman
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One False Note is the second book of the series. It is written by Gordon Korman (who also wrote book #8) and was released on December 2, 2008. In it, Amy, Dan, and their au pair, Nellie, have to learn about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to search for the next Clue. First they go to Vienna, Austria, where they steal a diary from Jonah Wizard. Then they go to Salzburg, Austria, where they see The Man in Black. Later, they go to Venice, Italy, where they break in to a Janus stronghold, and steal some valuable pages from there. They eventually end up in a mansion belonging to Fidelio Racco, a friend of Mozart and fellow Janus. There, they encounter the Kabras, but defeat them. Then they find the second Clue, and two ancient Japanese swords. Because of that, Amy and Dan book a flight to Japan to search for the third Clue. The clue is Tungsten.


The race is on to find 39 Clues that safeguard a great power, and fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill, and her younger brother, Dan, are shocked to find themselves in the lead. The search seems to be taking them to Vienna, and they hold a coded piece of Mozart's music that's key to finding the next Clue. But tailed by a pack of power-hungry relatives, Amy and Dan can't see if they are sailing toward victory – or straight into a deadly trap.