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Twelve-year-old Joel Billings wants a father more than anything. He hasn? had it easy ?the school bully picks on him and his parents abandoned him long ago. He lives with his over-protective gran, who won? even let him enter a fishing competition. Joel reckons having a dad would solve all his problems, so he advertises for one in the newspaper. When a tattooed, long-haired biker named Dev Eagle answers the ad, Joel? world is turned upside down. But Dev is not the only new stranger in town ?someone from Joel? past is back to haunt him. This gripping book is the first in a trilogy for middle-reader boys, which continues with Sailmaker and Killer Ute.