In Chase Tinker's world, magic, lies, and secrets can be a lethal combination....
Chase Tinker has the power to move things with his mind. His brother, Andy, can stop time. The thing is, they have no idea where these crazy abilities could have possible come from, and, are totally clueless on how to control them. Chase wants desperately to talk to his dad about it, but Benjamin Tinker has disappeared without a word.
It's a huge shock to Chase and Andy when one day a grandfather they thought to be long dead arrives at their door. He invites them to come spend the summer with him and their cousin Janie on a remote island in an out-of-this-world house where fantastic magic can be found in practically every room, stairway, and corridor. Chase can't believe his dad has been lying and keeping so many important things from his sons.
Not long after the boys' arrival at Grandfather's house, their aunt, who has been on a mission to find their missing dad, turns up, hurt, sick - and alone. Now three of the biggest questions in their minds are: Where in the world is their dad? And how will they find him? Or, is he...dead?
It doesn't help matters when Chase's despicable cousin James arrives and turns everything upside down, even putting Chase's life in mortal danger. As he spends more time in the house, Chase begins to realize that, not only has their dad been keeping things from them, but Grandfather seems to be keeping several secrets of his own and Chase is bound and determined to find out just what those secrets are.
Chase soon finds out that all their magic is controlled by a strange, incredibly powerful relic hidden in the attic, and if anything happens to this relic every bit of Tinker magic will be lost forever. And, if this isn't enough to worry about, the Tinkers are also facing a terrifying and powerful enemy that is determined to destroy the Tinkers and possess all their magic, their house, and their Relic. Now Chase, along with Andy, Janie, and their good friend Persephone, must find a way to stop these evil beings in order to save, not only themselves, but everyone else on the planet.
©2012 Malia Ann Haberman (P)2012 David N. Wilson