The boys have a new jet that is more luxurious but can’t fly as far. As a consequence, they take short hops across the country on their way to Miami. When they touch down in New Orleans, they meet a young man, David Thibodeaux. Carter, who relies more on his gut with each book, immediately hires David to run his publishing company. Yes, run it. Of course it’s a bold and rash decision. It’ll be successful just because it is bold and rash.
They fly on to Miami where, by fate or coincidence, they meet the ex-lover of David’s long-lost father. The father, Henry, is thought to have run to San Francisco. On the stop in New Orleans on the way home, they learn that Henry is being hunted by a killer.
That lays out the basis for one of the more intense books of the series. While people have tried to kill them before (and they recount how often at the end), the book is filled with chase scenes and close calls.
Nick reaches an emotional watershed moment in this book, finally coming to grips with his mother’s death. The fog that has settled over him lifts and he is back to his former focused, take charge self.
Along the way, Nick & Carter, along with Ben & Carlo, Gustav & Ferdinand, and the various guest stars meet Bette Davis. Miss Davis’s inclusion promises a colorful encounter and she does not disappoint.
The book ends on a cliffhanger and a couple of the other plots are left to be concluded later. It’s a good thing for readers that the books are released as often as they are.
- Paperback: 246 pages
- Publisher: Independently Published (2 November 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1730758509
- ISBN-13: 978-1730758508
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.6 x 20.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 336 g
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