When fourteen-year-old Robin Deutsch volunteers to take the place of her father's secretary, who is on maternity leave, her dream of working in a quiet, middle-class law office is shattered by the presence of sixteen-year-old Chris Baxter. He might be her next-door neighbor, admired by her family and friends, but she is determined to steer clear of Klutzy Chris. Only the mystery of missing German coins can bring archenemies Robin L. Deutsch and Christopher A. Baxter together. In the closing chapters, Robin realizes how much she has grown to care for Chris, and Chris can finally tell Robin how much he has always admired her. As the slapstick and suspense swing from friction, to budding friendship, to intrigue, and finally to new romance, readers of the early teen market will want to know what happens next.