Riley Mack and his mostly middle-school team aren’t really troublemakers. They just try to help innocent kids who are in trouble and unable to defend themselves against bullies or confused adults. Like their Mission Impossible heroes, but with much more humor, Riley, Jake, Jamal (the brilliant fifth grader), Briana, and Mongo use their talents, disguises and electronic devices to make trouble for troublemakers.
It’s summer break, and the stream below the private golf course where the team likes to cool off is filled with dead fish. Riley usually shares his troubles with his soldier father in Afghanistan via Skype, but his father has been accused of procuring tainted food for the mess hall, and is in the brig. Meanwhile, Briana has entered a talent contest and is being bullied by another act. These seemingly unrelated events are in fact all part of a plot by real troublemakers - adult troublemakers, including the police.
Co-author of I Funny, Chris Grabenstein on his own spins a mission-impossible like mystery-adventure in Riley Mack Stirs Up More Trouble. While this book is part of a series, the series can be read in any order. Start with this one and you’ll want to read the others.