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Teens Nick and his friend Marta embark on an investigation – of a mysterious fire at a Florida wildlife preserve. The fire broke loose while their class was there on a field trip, causing everyone to be evacuated. About the same time as they left the area their crusty biology teacher Mrs. Starch goes missing. It’s up to Nick and Marta to unravel the threads to come to the truth of both the fire and the missing teacher.

As these kids piece the puzzle together, they get ensnared in another situation, one that involves a boy at their school being framed for the fire, and the rescue of the endangered Florida panther. There is a lot of plot threads to tie together, but the author does it seamlessly, weaving the story in such a way as to keep the reader turning the pages. And, as seems to be the author’s trademark, he encourages getting involved in ecological issues. There is a similar message in his previous novels Hoot and Flush.

My only complaint was the “complimentary” language – there is a generous splashing of d***n and a** in the book. I kid you not when I say my boys find swearing offensive. They don’t like it one bit, and I have to agree with them. There are other word choices that can bring about a reaction without the use of a swear word.

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