It's a boring wet day on Hazard River until Jack Wilde and his friends find a note on an abandoned boat. The message is damaged but they can all read the words HELP ME. The gang must find out who needs help and why. But as they get closer to the answer will they be the ones who need help? About the Author: J.E. Fison is a television reporter turned children's author. Her work has been short-listed for the Raspberry and Vine Short Story Competition 2009 and long-listed for The Times (London) Children's Fiction Competition 2009. Prior to writing the Hazard River series, she spent 20 years in news and features in Australia, Asia and the UK. Julie was a television news reporter and anchor for Asia Television in Hong Kong, covering the rise and fall of the student movement in Beijing, the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the developments that led up to the handover of Hong Kong to China. She spends as much time as possible on the Noosa River, the inspiration for the Hazard River series.