81nkc1KO70L._SL1500_The third Jo Harper adventure is as fun and inventive as the previous entries.

Twelve year old Jo, secret deputy of old Abby Drake, is part of the team protecting the giant horse Jupiter. The owners want to get the big animal in the burgeoning movie industry and someone else seems to have other ideas.

Bullets fired at it, a flaming arrow that just misses both Jo and the horse, and finally the barn Jupiter was hidden in set on fire. In the latter instance, Jupiter wasn’t even in the barn, Jo finding him tied in a nearby thicket.

Young Jo comes up with a plan to catch the would be killer.

As mentioned, wonderful fun for readers. Author Richard Prosch knows the minds of his young charges and writs with a sure hand. You can get it here.