Mother's frastic voice beckoning Anne and her brother to follow instructions without question sends the teenagers scurrying from the house for the bus terminal at 2 AM wit an important letter, some money and orders to visit an old friend of mothers's in . , Anne and Rob board the bus and wind up in a rented beach cottage when Mrs. Corrigan is no longer at her address. Shocking newspaper headlines proclaiming father a communist and announcing his disappearance add to their disbelief. Father was a respected school teacher at High and the McQuarters had always led normal lives. Surely this was a nightmare. Could mother's sister in East Berlin have anything to do with their And what about the secret letter? The pieces of the puzzle take awhile to together, but the is well worth the reader's time. Returning home to a house of their father's activities as a counter-spy and prove their own bravery in facing the disdain of public opinion as well as a dangerous game with the enemy until the truth is out. This is melodrama that involves the reader all the way through.