This sounds like a great series to interest kids who like to read mysteries or watch CSI. I thought it was interesting that the books are being written at a fifth grade level, but aimed at grades 8 to 12. That's just what I tried to do with Shock Point. It had been cited as a "high interest/low vocabulary" book because it is scores at 5.2 grade, yet appeals to older teens as well as younger ones.
Read more about the new series here.