Gr 4-6-Ab Peterson and Bean Carver are back for another exciting adventure on Penobscot Island off the coast of Maine. The danger-prone teens thwart drug runners, escape from federal agents, and side-rail assassins. When Ab first arrives on the ferry from New York, Bean is concerned that his longtime friend has grown up too much. She doesn't seem anything like his mystery-solving pal from the summer before. To make matters worse, she has brought along a spoiled Middle Eastern princess, Dahab, and her strict governess, Miss Termagaunt. Bean's feelings are hurt by Ab's snub, but he has bigger problems to handle. Meanwhile, Ab grows bored with her new lifestyle and vows to repair her friendship with Bean. She follows him and his friend Spooky, quickly realizing that the two boys are hiding a big secret. Readers will not be able to put down this fast-paced mystery that doesn't slow down until the neat conclusion. Fans of the previous two novels will enjoy seeing the romance blossom between Bean and Ab.-Julie Shatterly, South County Regional Library, Charlotte, NC Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.