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Your Code Name is Jonah


Edward Packard








Paul Granger (original) Don Gabriel (reissue)

Your Code Name is Jonah was a Choose Your Own Adventure book released in 1980.

Plot Summary[]

You're a spy sent out by the White House to investigate the abduction by Russian spies of a research scientist who may have deciphered the meaning of a new humpback whale song. Your mission is to recover the scientist and investigate the research, as well as resolve the political situation between the two countries regarding it in a way that suits the best interests of all involved.


Your Code Name Is Jonah is a Cold War espionage thriller about a secret agent investigating a case involving humpback whales. Jonah is a reference to the Biblical character who is trapped in the belly of a whale.

The agent (the reader) works for the American Special Intelligence Group (SIG) and has to find a missing scientist. The scientist was involved in the study of humpback whales and believes that the whales sometimes gather in a secret underwater cave. If true then this cave could make an excellent submarine base. Thus the American agent finds himself pitted against Russian rivals led by the mysterious Double-eye who also want the location of the cave.

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Official description[]

Will You Succeed In This Dangerous Mission?

You are a clever American spy. Your code name is Jonah. On a special mission to Deception Island of the coast of Greenland, you discover a secret of worldwide importance. But-for reasons you'll understand when you read the story-it may be dangerous to reveal this secret to anyone!
What will you do? If you decide to bo loyal and tell the U. S. Government, turn to p. 88. If you decide to play it safe and keep the secret to yourself, turn to p. 89.

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