"Everyone thinks cousin Charlie attracts trouble like a magnet. Even Gracie is a little worried when she, Charlie, and a third cousin, Eddie, are to fly down to San Francisco for a visit with their Aunt Molly. But what could go wrong? They'll get on in Seattle and off in San Francisco, where Aunt Molly will be waiting. That's the plan, anyway. Instead, a bomb scare onboard lands them in Portland, an old woman they've befriended is mugged, Aunt Molly has taken a sick friend to the hospital, and two dangerous criminals make the children their prey." - School Library Journal.