Jerry Shore is ten. He lost his dad five years ago in the Big War, and broke a finger putting his fist through a wall. He s the man of the house and makes good money now, selling and renting magical objects he gets from the Wonderworker by the dump. And he s learning The Look, which puts people under his power. When some objects don t work, burly Cromer Borkin and sneaky Willie Fielder lead the kids at school to demand their money back. He s already spent it and would be in big trouble if not for The Doubler, which doubles money left in it overnight. Only pretty Suzie Steele still believes in him . . . and the Wonderworker, who cautions him not to misuse The Doubler and helps him discover his higher self."