Age Level: 9 and up | Grade Level: 4th and up
After a good night’s sleep, all Reggie Blue wants is to get back to Rusty Nail Beach. Unfortunately, his father, Frank will not allow it. To add to his frustration, Reggie’s found a new secret weapon, Ticking Dynamo, to use against the vicious Victor Fray. But if he can’t get to the Beach, what good will it do?
Desperate, Reggie strikes off on his own, where life on the Beach has gotten even more complicated. He’s attracted the unwanted attentions of both the pristine pirate-boy, Jones Rackam, and the bathrobe-clad girl with a head full of curlers, Shirley Mack. Escaped convict Sweet Lottie and her delicious baked goods (served undercover of an inflatable rubber raft) are at times a treat and at times an annoyance.
But none of these compare to the real threat on the Island, a deadly epidemic turned loose on the Islanders, with no relief in sight. Does Big G, a bigger bully than his older sister Ginger Gumclick, know the cure? Has Tik, an old, hermit-scientist, found what’s causing the disease? Or could the answer be flying right under everyone’s nose?