Sometimes two unlikely people make the best of friends.
A sleepy town on the coast of Maine is the last place where thirteen-year-old Manuel wants to spend his summer. He’d give anything to be back in New Haven, fixing motorcycles, eating the greatest pizza in the world and hanging out with his best friend Tino.
Manuel realizes that in order to get back to New Haven he needs a job and the only job he can find is working on a lobster boat with a cranky old lobsterman named Zeke. Manuel soon discovers that working on a lobster boat isn’t easy. He also discovers that Zeke has a big secret that could yield a lot of money, if only they can make it to an island with a lagoon filled with “black gold.”
This fast-paced adventure features two unforgettable characters and a plot that grabs the reader at every turn.