Unfortunately, Roy's first acquaintance in Florida is Dana Matherson, a well-known bully. Then again, if Dana hadn't been sinking his thumbs into Roy's temples and mashing his face against the school-bus window, Roy might never have spotted the running boy. And the running boy is intriguing: he was running away from the school bus, carried no books, and - here's the odd part - wore no shoes. Sensing a mystery, Roy sets himself on the boy's trail and onto adventure.

"Characteristically quirky characters and comic twists will surely gain the author new fans..." (Publishers Weekly)