Loneliness--Juvenile fiction; Mothers and sons--Juvenile fiction; Individuality--Juvenile fiction; Friendship in children--Juvenile fiction; Heroes--Juvenile fiction
Wesley Vandergrift wonders why he isn’t like the other boys in his coastal South Carolina town. It’s not easy being the son of an eccentric billionaire mother. His life consists of big secrets in a big mansion and only one friend. Overprotected and insulated from the rest of the world, Wesley yearns for the kind of exciting outdoor adventures he sees on “The Snake Stalker”—his favorite TV program, starring the charming Jack Mackey.
Now through a twist of fate, Wesley meets someone who knows his hero Jack Mackey—a real-live relative. And soon Wesley finds himself in more of an adventure than he bargained for. Dare to take the plunge with Wesley on an exciting journey of shipwrecks, venomous snakes, and kidnappers. The legendary curse of the Serpent Tide will forever change Wesley’s life—and, perhaps, yours. [from publisher's web site]