Previously: They arrived at Boomer’s. Mac found the cleverly hidden lockbox and then opened the door.
Mac had the others remain in the living room, he checked the house.
Moments later he returned, “Boomer’s computer is missing.”
Sarah immediately knew what this meant, “We may never get home to Danger Bay!”
“Why?” Jay asked.
“We are ALL in that computer, with it gone—we will simply cease to exist!”
Adventure Seven—Gang Wars!—Episode Ten… “Cease to exist?” Jay replied, “We’d better recover that computer!”
“To disappear into the bit bin is not acceptable” Collie said, “We must find that computer. I have too much to still do back in Danger Bay to just cease to exist.”
The gang split up searching everywhere they could think of in the house and even out in the garage. There was no sign of the computer anywhere. You could see the look of worry on everyone’s face.
“We are going to have to go out and search the streets. Talk to neighbors to see if anyone saw anything and maybe we can get an idea of who might have done this,” Mac said, “If we can get any idea at all we might have a direction to go in.”
With that plan in mind they talked to everyone they could. Finally an older man in a little house across the street said he saw a young man hanging around, “Yeah, it was Derek—lives over on Banfil—always the troublemaker.”
It had for the first time gotten really cold. Snow began to fall as they traversed the block and a half to Banfil. The gentleman did not know exactly which house this Derek lived in so they decided to go down a back alley.
Starting to feel desperate as they walked down this alley when Collie yells, “Look over there in that dumpster! There is a cord hanging out.”
Mac hurried over to the dumpster and was able to reach in and pull it out. It did not look damaged.
The only thing they could figure Derek could not get it in his house without drawing questions. He probably thought it would be there when he could get it in. That—thank goodness was not going to happen.
Heading back to Boomers, they plugged the computer in—but dared not turn it on until it warmed up.
“Let’s run by the condo, pack up, and head back to Danger Bay,” Collie said, “I want to see home. While we won’t know if there was damage that will start erasing us I would feel better if we were headed that way.”
All agreed, they quickly packed up and were on the way back to Danger Bay. Will they make it?
And—Just North of Eagle Point… “Raise turret and prepare to fire!”
“Aye-aye, Captain!” Braddock Farkleberry replied, “Target?”
“One non-explosive round only—into the engine-compartment of silver yacht, please. We want her dead-in-the-water and not blown-up.”
Confident his shot did its job, Farkleberry retracted the turret, and Linda brought the Skeedaddle quickly to her top speed—and they skeedaddled out of there—leaving the rest of the job to Shouse and Black Cloud.
Aboard the steam-yacht “Chicago”…
“Bring this boat alongside their boat, McOsker—now!” Shouse was pointing her sub machine-gun directly at Boss McOsker.
McOsker looked around and saw he had no support from his brother AND Black Cloud was also pointing his weapon directly at him.
He had no choice. He brought the Chicago alongside Minicucci’s yacht.
Minicucci’s henchman turned and began shooting…
To be continued…