Fifteen-year-old Pete Jenkins and his three summer friends visit the nearby Round Island Lighthouse after crossing the turbulent water of Lake Huron in their tiny dingy. After exploring the island they return to find their picnic basket turned upside down and a warning message in their boat.
The threat on their lives only heightens their curiosity and leads them on the trail of dangerous thieves.
Along the way the four friends discover a side of Mackinac Island that goes beyond fudge and horses---and eventually leads them into life-threatening danger.
About the Author
Robert Lytle has tapped into his childhood experiences spending summers in Michigan's Les Cheneaux Islands region, and has created a series of children's books set in the eastern Upper Peninsula. Lytle published his first book in 1995, and his first two works were selected by the Great Lakes Booksellers Association to be included in their list of the Top Ten Children's Books of the Year. He has also been the recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Award for his time-travelling book, A Pitch in Time. He continues to write every day.