"Meanwhile back in Mudflat...."
In our last visit with Tarvik and Claire, the amulet had
been delivered to Sergei Brown, the 150 yr old mage of
Mudflat to be stripped of its power along with the
Deathwalker, currently residing in a pink plastic coffin in
Sergei's basement (a fact the walls of his house were not
at all happy about!) Well, the fact is that if you are 150
years and counting you tend to forget a few inportant
things - like depowering something that could cause havoc.
Yep. He did.
When Claire meets Nicky's newest guy she immediately is put
off and feels he is more than he seems to be - or less like
the rest of Nicky's "guys". Turns out she is right. When he
buys a gold coin from a pawn shop and won't return it she
knows something's going on and involves the whole crew plus
the Decko brothers who, for once, seem to be on the right
side of things.
Working her temp job at the bank, tutoring at the Center,
searching for Lavon's pasta sauce ingredients (the best
anywhere), trying to find the amulet, keeping the Deckos in
line and Nicotania from hexing any and all with boils and
hangnails, Claire tries her darndest to keep Tar out of the
middle of things but, when they hear moaning from Vern
Price's basement - it all goes south in a hurry.
Every year I wait to hear from our dear Dee that Phoebe has
written another Mudflat book. This one is as good if not
better than the last three. Dare I say I think we should
contract screenplays beginning with book one: Tarbaby
Trouble. This set of stories doesn't just entertain, they
Reviewed by Nancy Eriksen
Posted March 15, 2010