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By Mac Barnett

For an excellent detective, the easiest a part of retiring is popping out of retirement.

Retired inner most detective and present 7th grader Steve Brixton has a brand new task: he's taking out the trash for 5 greenbacks per week. yet it’s demanding to go away the previous video game at the back of, and on a educate journey down the California coast, Steve and his top pal, Dana, are pulled right into a secret related to a fleet of stolen vehicles, a vanishing lady, and a phantom teach vehicle. Oh, and there could simply be a few romance….
     This laugh-out-loud secret is a witty, modern day significant other to the adventures of the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew that brims with humor and intrigue.

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Dana strapped his backpack over one shoulder. Steve positioned his suitcase in his lap. The suitcase were his grandfather’s, and Steve’s mother had enable him take it at the journey. It was once brown and trimmed with tan leather-based, and it appeared ideally fitted for teach commute, even if possibly unwieldy for sprinting. Steve begun dreading the run. He didn’t have to fear. No had the signal for Railroad street turn into legible than a bell started clanging. A crimson and white barrier diminished and blocked the line. Rick braked and swore. “You’ve obtained to be kidding. ” The engine’s whistle rattled the truck, and the educate rolled slowly in the course of the intersection. motor vehicle after glossy motor vehicle, the perimeters covered like shoes with crimson, white, and blue stripes, handed in entrance of them. For your time not anyone stated something. they simply sat and watched. “We ignored the train,” Dana acknowledged. The flashing purple of Rick’s roof-mounted moveable police mild used to be mirrored within the automobiles’ glossy steel external. “What will we do now? ” Rick acknowledged. “Well,” acknowledged Steve, “you’ve bought that nifty siren. Why don’t you simply pull the educate over? ” bankruptcy XII A CURIOUS incidence 4 HOURS LATER Steve, Dana, and Rick stood on platform 2 of Santa Lucia Station, ready to board the following teach for San Diego. Over a annoying lunch at a close-by taquería, Rick had introduced his new plan: they might catch up with the category this night on the lodge and feature an entire day of version UN the following day similar to every body else, so relatively it didn’t topic that they’d overlooked the educate, and in reality this new plan used to be most likely even a greater plan, simply because why have been they booked on such an early educate within the first position? It used to be enjoyable seeing Rick worry, and now they’d get to journey down with out different Dana, so Steve was once in solid spirits because the teach pulled as much as the station. Their teach stopped on the platform and waited, emitting a lifeless diesel hum, however the doorways stayed closed. “When can we get on? ” Dana requested. “I don’t know,” Rick acknowledged. “I don’t relatively journey trains. ” “Probably the stationmaster has to assert ‘all aboard’ first,” Steve acknowledged, having a look round for a stationmaster. He didn’t see one, or somebody who appeared like they labored for the railroad, at the platform. (And rather, the guy who’d bought them their tickets on the station, a guy who evidently labored for the railroad, hadn’t relatively gave the impression of he labored for the railroad: He wore no cap or coat, simply khakis and a mustard-stained short-sleeved blouse. ) A faint woman voice got here from a megaphone fastened at the roof of the platform’s protect: “Passengers for the twelve forty-five sundown Coastliner for San Diego are asked to thrill wait on the platform for a short ten-minute hold up. We ask for forgiveness for the inconvenience. ” “Oh, you’re kidding,” Rick acknowledged. Steve placed down his suitcase. “What do you're thinking that is going on? ” Dana requested. not anyone replied. Steve watched as 3 police officers in uniform emerged from the station and crossed to the platform. One hopped up into the engine. a couple of seconds later the door at the first vehicle opened, and one other officer entered the educate.

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