Thirteen-year-old Sharita Dell has three best friends: Jaylee, Em and Mercedes. Sharita is white, Jaylee is Jewish, Em is Indonesian, and Mercedes is black. They are friendly, funny, and happy to be together. When Pip purchases The MacGyver Motors Building, Sharita confides that most tenants do not last long. "Why not " Mercedes asked her. "Because it's haunted." This tickles Mercedes; there is almost always a 'visitor' in Sharita's attic. A vigilante is on the loose. When Garrett and Sherman try to speak with a belligerent cowboy, they find themselves in a bewildering situation. While Sharita is working on the student newspaper, she senses a man coming toward the room at a rapid pace. She has to immediately convince the others to drop everything and run. One of them will be running for their life!