Trapper Jack, the mysterious hermit, suggests they look for footprints ... but how did Trapper Jack know which hollow tree they meant? And what does the blinking light in the mayor's house mean? Is it a signal? And what about the mayor's brother, the convict? As Sam and Howie follow up their leads, they realize they're no longer playing a game of cops and robbers. Suddenly they're in real danger. ...
David Kherdian, a Newbery Honor winner, tells a fast-moving mystery story that is filled with suspense and friendship.
For ages 9 to 12.
(From the Chapter Books shelf.)