Nancy, Bess, and George find an extremely depressing hundred-year-old guy (really!) to stalk, and go treasure-hunting for. But then Bess and George get all caught up in a family feud, and start doing things like brushing Nancy off (*gasp!*) and disobeying her orders (*horror!*). Carson Drew also is under the impression that being someone's attorney gives him the right to completely take over the lives of everyone his client lives with. I love how screwy the law is in these books.
Nancy and Co. admire a beautiful mansion- five seconds later, it blows up. Bess seriously needs to learn how to control her heat vision. Also, Ned Nickerson- Nancy Drew's very own stalker extraordinaire- joins in on the fun.