This Wild West story is very entertaining. It is very well-written and hooks readers because you never know what P.K. will get into next.
Everybody knows that P.K. Pinkerton is a good detective, but only a few seem to know his big secret. And it seems like the only jobs he’s been getting lately are the romancing jobs. When he’s hired by Ms. Opal Blossom to investigate his best friend, Poker Face Jace, he’s unsure if he should take the job. He doesn’t want to spy on his best friend, so he has to make sure Jace doesn’t know he’s there. To do this, he has to delve into his knowledge and variety of disguises.
P.K.’s many characters make such an impression that he’s hired for a new job. P.K. is hired to take notes during the legislature meetings. Many people are interested to know what is going on at these meetings. But he still has to make sure he keeps an eye on Jace. He sees Jace spending time with Mrs. Violetta De Baskerville. He doesn’t trust her especially when men seem to be turning up dead whenever they are with her. He can’t let this happen to his friend. However, Mrs. De Baskerville doesn’t like all of this attention so she joins forces with her desperado husband to try to get rid of P.K.
P.K. is always getting into mischief during his investigations. He is half Indian and is used to getting treated differently. He uses his disguises to blend in to help with his investigation work. Nobody questions when they see a blind, widow woman walking around town or a Jewish note-taker.
Winning hearts and rave reviews, master-of-disguise P.K. Pinkerton returns to the Wild West in the best adventure yet!
P.K. Pinkerton’s detective agency is thriving in Virginia City?until the evening P.K. is abruptly stuffed into a turnip sack and tossed into the back of a wagon! Surfacing in Chinatown, P.K. is forced into taking a job trailing the abductor’s fiancé in Carson City.
Danger lurks at every turn. P.K. must battle quicksand, escape the despicable former Deputy Marshall, Jack Williams, and save Poker Face Jace from certain death at the hands of the fatal ?Black Widow,” who is courting P.K.’s friend and mentor.
Master-of-disguise P.K. Pinkerton has almost perfected the art of staying hidden in plain sight, but when the stakes become life or death, the only thing that can save the young detective is to give away the biggest secret of all.
Age Range: 8 - 12 years / Grade Level: 3 - 7