A lot of kids like to camp out in their own backyard when the weather is warm enough. Parker and Matt "Armentrout" decide to go camp down near Indian Creek. In the morning they get up really early and go looking for the blue heron they've seen before. This time their binoculars reveal something different: a dead body in the creek water with its white hand waving at them. Adding to the mystery, on the bridge above their heads, they've just seen Evans, a man Parker wishes would get out of his life and leave his mother alone. How did the body get there? Why was Evans standing on that bridge so early in the morning?
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While camping near Indian Creek, Matt and his best friend, Parker, get up early to see if they can spot a blue heron. Instead, they find the body of a dead man floating in the clear water. Parker is sure that George Evans, the smooth-talking local antiques dealer, must somehow be connected to the dead man. Matt isn’t so sure—but then, on Halloween night, while snooping around Evans’s antique shop, the boys make another shocking discovery that puts their own lives in danger. There are murderous grownups that would do anything to keep what the boys found in the shop a secret, and now they’re after Parker and Matt. Are the boys clever enough to get away? Or will they, too, end up like the dead man in Indian Creek?---from the publisher