The Screech Owls are in Washington, D.C., for the International Goodwill Peewee Championship – and Nish is about to become a “news flash” seen round the world! Literally. Because the craziest Owl ever has a brand-new plan: to streak the White House.
His way into the White House, he believes, is through the Screech Owls’ new friend, who not only plays centre for the Washington Wall, but just happens to be the son of the U.S. president!
It is a hockey tournament with a difference: secret-service agents, sniffer dogs, metal detectors, worldwide media attention – and the most cunning political assassination plan in modern history.
When the Owls head for a “normal” kids’ day out with their new friend, the president’s son, they have no idea they are about to get involved in a dangerous international power play, with murder the real game plan of their opponents.
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Roy MacGregor is the acclaimed and bestselling author of Home Team: Fathers, Sons and Hockey (shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award); A Life in the Bush (winner of the U.S. Rutstrum Award for Best Wilderness Book and the CAA Award for Biography); and Canadians: A Portrait of a Country and Its People, as well as two novels, Canoe Lake and The Last Season, and the popular Screech Owls mystery series for young readers. A regular columnist at The Globe and Mail since 2002, MacGregor's journalism has garnered four National Magazine Awards and eight National Newspaper Award nominations. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada, and was described in the citation as one of Canada's "most gifted storytellers." He grew up in Huntsville, Ontario, and has kept returning to the Tom Thomson mystery all his writing life. He lives in Kanata.
“For kids who love hockey…Roy MacGregor’s series of books makes perfect reading.” –Ottawa Citizen