Lester Hodges is back, much to Orwell's annoyance. Gayle shares a class with Lester, and when she is arrested for passing counterfeit money, she calls on Lester for help, who in turn goes to Harry. Gayle got the money from her grandfather, but when he is kidnapped Harry and Lester discover printing equipment in his attic. He is a gifted counterfeiter who has been at it for years. He is being forced to print bogus money for a group of thieves who need a large sum of cash to purchase a shipment of heroin entering the country. The case takes many twists and turns, involving the secret service, FBI and the Mexican secret service.
Did You Know?
Now I have this friend Lester Hodges, sometimes known as the boy criminologist. How he became my friend is something of a mystery in itself. I think he adopted me one day when I wasn't paying attention.