Nine-year-old Mara loves playing Nancy Drew with her best friend Camilla. With an attic chock-full of treasures, including a telescope, and a whole summer ahead of them, theyre set to find the home of the mysterious and controversial radio disc jockey Denim. But then there are mysteries that Maras afraid to share: Who is her mother? Her father? And how can she stop the biggest criminal of all, General?
Caught in a maelstrom of lies and deceit, Mara carefully picks her way through the wreckage of her lost childhood, until the day something magical happens under the pecan tree.