Jake's made a pretty amazing discovery. It seems like there may be other people who know about the invasion. Others who know about the Yeerks. Jake finds a Web site devoted to the Yeerks. And Jake, the other Animorphs, and Ax aren't sure it's too good to be true.
But if they try to investigate the site and it's a trap, there's no way the Yeerks won't find out who they are. If they don't check it out, they'll never know if they're the only ones fighting. Whatever Jake and the others decide to do, they've got to move quickly, because Visser Three isn't the only one dying to meet them...
Jake is on his computer, signing onto the internet. He checks his e-mails, one of which is from Cassie, who says he's the one for her and she must have him, but Jake obviously knew that this e-mail came from Marco, so he decides to get him back by writing an e-mail saying that he can't be involved with any girl until Marco gets one who likes him. He sends it, and just as he's about to sign off, he's gets this urge where he types into a search engine "Yeerk". Expecting nothing, Jake is amazed to see that there was one match to the word.
He later gathers the other Animorphs at Marco's house because Jake needed a computer and Marco's computer was better than his. He shows them the web page, which is entirely devoted to letting the world know about the Yeerks. Jake clicks on the "Types of Yeerks" page, which shows drawing of different aliens, one of which looks just like a Hork-Bajir. Marco, Cassie, and Rachel think that the page is either a mix of truth and lies, or just a coincidence. Jake then clicks onto a list of known Controllers and points to the name "Chapman". He wonders why whoever put the site together doesn't mention The Sharing, which means either they don't know about The Sharing or this is a Yeerk trap. Cassie decides that they should check out the chat room, but Jake's not sure its safe, Marco offers to hack the system, but Ax offers to encode Marco's software in a way that will make it impossible for anyone to trace them. Marco relunctly agrees and Ax sits down and types in a code making Marco's computer hack-proof in just three minutes. In the chat room, the Animorphs watch a conversation that's going on, one person that goes by username "Chazz" talks about how serious the Yeerk threat is, while username "Gump8293" is worried because his dad maybe a Controller. The Animorphs believe this could be a Yeerk scam, but Cassie isn't so sure. She thinks there's something real about the people in the chatroom, especially Gump. Jake also has the same feeling, but Ax couldn't tell, and Marco thinks its a little of both: the web page was created by Yeerks to help them locate any humans who knows about them, while at the same time, it got a little out of the control. Jake then asks Ax to hack in and penetrate the protected screen name files, but after a few minutes of typing furiously, he is unable to get into Web Access America's central computer. Marco then comes up with an idea, they travel to WAA's main office, sneak in and get the real names behind the screen names from the main computers.
The Animorphs gather at the airport on a Saturday morning. Because it would be too far away for them to travel to and back from WAA's main office, their plan is to morph into flies and sneak onboard the plane.
Tobias had acquired a fly morph earlier
use the diaper to help guide them to the plane. Jake carried the diaper to towardsthe flight gate and stuffs it into a large, standing ashtray and returns to the others, where they head for the restrooms to morph. Inside the men's room, Jake and Tobias take one stall, while Marco and Ax take the other. Once Tobias and Ax return to their natural forms, they all start morphing into flies.
Tobias is in a toilet and someone was using to poop
Jake gets squashed
the others find him take him into a lavatory, where he quickly demorphs
stop off a Taco Bell
the manager kicks them out because Ax had gone crazy over the hpt sauce
because they could become like the Yeerks
so they come up with another idea: Jake, Rachel, Cassie, and Tobias distract the employees while Marco and Ax check the computers
with Rachel, in grizzly bear morph, mopping the floor and Jake, in tiger morph, holding a backet in his mouth.
Joe Bob Fenestre
they set off in their bird of prey morphs
Rachel and Ax are caught
the remaining Animorphs regroup on the roof of a Wendy's to discuss about what to do now
Jake comes up with an idea, he and Tobias fly off towards The Gardens while Cassie and Marco go back and keep an eye on things.
acquire a rhino
plows through the fences
Rachel and Ax are in cages
Joe Bob Fenestre is a Controller
and the Yeerk is called Esplin nine-four-double-six, the "double" designation means that he's a twin, that two Yeerks grew from the same grub. When there are Yeerk twins, one is considered the prime, while the other is the lesser
they know who his twin is: Visser Three.
Fenestre and the Yeerk are partners
Esplin 9466 Lesser found a way to survive without the use of the Yeerk pool
The next day at school, Jake was still feeling bad, it was nice that his parents wouldn't understand the decisions he makes, from life-and-death decisions, to keep making decisions when he makes mistake, and making decisions no human could ever make correctly-like deciding what to do with Fenestre. He then looks for Cassie, but he doesn't see her and realizes that she wasn't in school and Jake knew exactly where she was. He makes his way to the school roof and flies off in his falcon morph. He waste time heading for Gump's house, which was stupid because Cassie would have wait until he was away from the house, so Jake searches around for the nearest elementary school and heads there. He spots some kids at recess, and sees a little boy on the far side of the playfield with a large canine, but Jake knew that was really Cassie in her wolf morph. The boy pets Cassie and walks back to his classmates, and Cassie jamps the fence and fades towards some nearby trees. Jake calls to her and lands. They demorph and he asks her if that was Gump, she says yes. She explains to Jake that she pretended to be a magic, talking wolf to Gump, and told him not to go onto the chat room again, and to not talk about Yeerks to his father, and not to trust his father. Cassie then cries over doing such a terrible thing, but Jake explains to her that it was the best she could and that its hard to fight evil without doing some along the way. She walks away and Jake doesn't stop her. A few days later, the news reported a fire at a mansion, which turns out, belong to Fenestre. He was safe and no one was hurt, but Jake remembered warning Fenestre that he would be safe, only if he stayed in his house. But now that was no longer possible for him. He also wonders how the mansion burned down, di it happen on its own? Or did someone else start the fire? Jake guesses he'll never know.
A week goes by before Jake goes to Cassie's house. He finds her in the barn caring for some of the animals. Neither one asks the other questions and Jake helps her out. After a while, they start talking, and the others come over they talk about flying. But instead, they stay in the barn and helpout with shoveling manure. They were them again.. for now.
|Morpher||Morphs acquired||Morphs used|
|Jake||Rhino||Fly, Siberian Tiger, Peregrine Falcon, Rhino|
|Rachel||--||Fly, Grizzly Bear, Bald Eagle|
|Cassie||--||Fly, Skunk, Osprey, Wolf|
|Marco||--||Fly, Osprey, Silverback Gorilla|
|Ax||--||Human, Fly, Northern Harrier|
- The cover quote is, "Now it'll take more than the truth to set you free...."
- The inside cover quote is, "Sometime you have to blow your horn...."
- When Ax is asked to identify the green aliens that are often described in alien conspiracies and abductions, he refers to the Skrit Na, and an adventure that Elfangor once had with them. The adventure that he's talking about is actually a part of Elfangor's journey from The Andalite Chronicles where he finds Loren and Chapman held hostage aboard the Skrit Na's saucer-shaped ship.