It was supposed to be just another lackluster summer for 13-year-old Justin Sanders, until things got up close and personal with the monster fish swimming there in Pickerel Lake. When a family member is murdered over a photo of the mysterious giant fish, Justin and his best friend Eric play detective to investigate the strange events cascading around them. On a perilous boat trip to the dark water lair of the monster fish, the courageous boys encounter deep water secrets, which, if not solved quickly, could place them in mortal danger. As this dangerous adventure moves forward, Justin meets the love of his life, who along with his cousin joins the detective team that must survive one last life-and-death event to solve this gripping mystery.
Author Bio: Gary Blackburn grew up on a lake resort near Park Rapids, Minnesota, absorbing all the unique experiences of this lifestyle. He now lives in Southern California, where he is writing a sequel to this book and then a final installment completing the trilogy that will conclude with the surprising climax to the exciting story of the monster fish of Pickerel Lake.