AUDIENCE: Teens, video-game fanatics, anyone needing a good laugh.
TEASER: Grandmothers can get away with anything. That's why twelve-year-old Max Taylor and Rosie Blumkin are a rather dangerous pair. Rosie owns a 1964 big-fin Cadillac with only 237 miles on it. It has secrets in the glove compartment and a full tank of gas.
CAPSULE SUMMARY: Max is dog-sitting for Mrs. Blumkin while she's having some minor foot surgery performed. Our car-obsessed hero isn't even close to being street-legal, but an emergency forces Max and Mrs. B into that old Caddy. Since she can't drive, Max takes the wheel.
Max is in love with a game named Death Fist, in which the bad guy has two hydraulic fists mounted onto the front of a hearse. The objective is to outrace Death Fist (and avoid being pulverized). In real life, Max and Mrs. B must out-drive and out-wit Bull Watley, a man with a short temper, big fists, and a small brain.
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