Avery McShane lives in Campo Mata, an oil workers camp in Venezuela. He and his friends, Billy and Todd, hang out in their forest den, setting themselves ever-crazier challenges. But the day they check out the dead body that’s been bought into the clinic, then steal bananas from scary Pablo Malo’s farm, they suddenly find themselves in a life-or-death challenge. At Pablo Malo’s, Billy’s spied a pair of silver spurs. He’s convinced they belonged to the dead guy, that Pablo Malo is involved, and there’s a mystery to be solved. But Pablo Malo is a ruthless adversary who stops at nothing...
Plenty of action and adventure; an exotic setting; well-drawn characters and a plucky, engaging hero, make this a page-turner – with a decidedly dangerous edge.