"He approached me as I made my way into the caf for lunch. He was small and wiry, with a face that would've been more at home on a rodent. His jaw moved slowly and with great purpose as it worked over a piece of fruit gum, the kind that gave off a sickeningly sweet smell but lost its flavor after three chews. His name was Joey Renoni, a.k.a. 'the Hyena,' and I knew who he worked for."
Matt Stevens is a private eye at a middle school who's underworld is run by Vinny Biggs. Matt has always tried to stay on the right side of the law, but when someone takes out Nikki Fingers, Vinny's right hand girl, Matt is on the case to find the squirt gun trigger kid.
If you are looking for a funny mystery, this book is for you. Author Jack D. Ferraiolo has done an excellent job of creating a story that will keep you guessing about the identity of the trigger kid right up to the last page. You'll be glad you don't attend this middle school where one shot from a super soaker is enough to put you on the outs for good!
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