Everyone in Knotty Pine is excited about the new building going up downtown, the town's first 10-story office tower. Bill and Ralph play sidewalk superintendents to see how construction is going. The boys run into Bernie, the emergency services director for Knotty Pine. Bernie doesn't have the Knotty Pine ready for an emergency. Then an earthquake shakes Knotty Pine and causes damage all over town. Aftershocks will probably follow and cause even more damage and injury. Can Bill get Bernie and Knotty Pine ready in time for the next big tremor?
Courage is the theme of this story.
This story is one of my favorites.