"Let me clue you into something, kid…Justice is a snack," I said. "You get justice, and five minutes later you realize you're still hungry. Revenge, on the other hand, is a full meal." We are talking about middle school social relationships here. Matt is a detective, hired to solve mysteries. The power is in the hands of Vincent "Vinny Biggs" Bigglo; the victim is Nikki Fingers, and it is Matt's assignment to find out who took down Nikki. With a squirt gun. In middle school. This is Ferraiolo's first novel for YAs, and he has developed and written the TV show WordGirl for PBS. He's great at moving the action along and providing comic book characterizations and humor. Each character is more devious and intelligent than most of us, regardless of age. The resolution of the story is a shocker that makes sense but comes out of nowhere—Ferraiolo has taken us down, in a matter of speaking. Good fun, and the comic-book style cover will attract readers.