Pirate Rock Author:David Walker When Nelson and Keith took the job with the mysterious Mr. Becker, summer employment seemed a cool breeze. And in most ways it was. They were well paid (more than they were worth, their father thought), they had a new high-powered boat to care for and skipper, and their other important chore seemed to be keeping entertained the pleasant Mrs. B... more »ecker and her daughter, Kim.
as the summer wore on, however, what seemed to be Mr. Becker's eccentricities (his ten-foot fence that kept the wildlife in and the public out, his house full of electronic devices, the comings and goings of private planes and private boats) took on ominous overtones. With Kim as their ally, the boys discover in a dramatic climax the sad meaning of treachery on both an international and what they fear at first is a personal level.« less