Six cousins from Kansas, Texas, and North Carolina spend part of their summer together with their grandparents in Aiken, South Carolina, and share some unexpected high adventure-from solving some mysterious local ghost legends to helping bring some bumbling criminals to justice. On the journey, they learn a lot about the local area, a charming Southern town packed with history; make new friends; meet some unforgettable characters; learn valuable life lessons; and build their Christian faith. Oh, and they have a lot of fun along the way! Many of their discoveries occur in Aiken's Hitchcock Woods, the largest privately owned urban forest in the United States. It's in the Woods, with its over 2100 acres of forestland and greater than seventy miles of sandy equestrian trails, that one day, they overhear a trio of thieves, who are hiding out from the authorities and planning their next crime. They realize the thieves are targeting an elderly lady who has become a friend of theirs, and when the local police don't believe their story, they hatch their own plan to catch the "Banditos." The cousins, who really don't believe in ghosts-at least at first-learn of more than one ghost story stemming from The Battle of Aiken during the Civil War and Aiken's "Winter Colony" days in the 19th century. What will they find out about these bumps and thumps in the night? Hang on to the edge of your seat!