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Archer's Goon (original 1984; edition 2003)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0064473562, Paperback)"Face the facts!
This town is run by
seven megalomaniac wizards!"
When Howard Sykes comes home to find a giant thug -- the Goon -- in the kitchen, life turns upside down. Archer, one of seven siblings who control everything in their town from electricity to the police, has sent the Goon to collect the two thousand words Howard's father owes him. Suddenly, the Sykes family is caught in the middle of the wizards' battle for power -- and only Howard can save them!
(retrieved from Amazon Wed, 02 Jan 2013 18:16:31 -0500)
After the Goon moves into Sykes' house and refuses to budge, thirteen-year-old Howard learns some startling information about his family, including the fact that he is adopted and that his father is connected with seven wizards who run their town.
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