Mo and her best friend Dale - cofounders of the (probably) world-famous Desperado Detective Agency - know trouble as sure as they know the streets of Tupelo Landing, NC. But when they head to court as star witnesses against Dale's no-good daddy - confessed kidnapper Macon Johnson - they face a new brand of trouble. The Colonel and Miss Lana, Mo's family-of-choice, have predicted a slam-dunk conviction - if everything goes as expected. Mo, who wants to get even with Mr. Macon for hurting the people she loves, can't wait to testify. But the thought of a courtroom appearance rattles Dale's already jangled nerves. Of course nothing goes as expected, and life in Tupelo Landing starts spinning sideways - fast. In no time flat the town's in lockdown and Macon Johnson's on the run. And Desperado Detectives, with intern Harm Crenshaw in tow, take on their toughest case yet. One they'd never want in a million years. Good thing Mo's always been lucky.