Rick and Scotty travel to the Himalayas again, this time to stop nuclear materials from falling into the wrong hands.
"but I refuse to think any more about it until you hand me the clear version. I agree that Chahda wouldn't send a code you couldn't solve, so my advice is put the code book away. You won't need it, I'm sure. This isn't any code you'll find in there."
He started out of the room, then paused at the door, his eyes twinkling. "Will you have dinner at the table with us, or shall I ask mother to break out some emergency rations so you can stay on the job?"
"We'll eat with the family," Scotty replied. "We can keep on thinking while we eat, can't we?"
Rick watched his father wink at Barby, then walk toward the kitchen. "Dad's right," he announced. "He must be. So let's put the book back and start figuring this out. The answer probably is easy as pie once we find the key."
"How about starting with that odd letter?" Scotty asked. "That has to mean something."
"L is the twelfth letter in the alphabet," Barby offered. "Does that mean anything?"
Rick shook his head. "Not to me. Bu