Ralph Mullen takes his grandson on a fishing trip to enjoy some quality time with his namesake. He is asked to help seek and destroy what he believes is a nest of the venomous brown recluse spider, and his grandson volunteers for the both of them. Unfortunately, a simple location and elimination of a nest of spiders turns into a multiple murder that endangers Ralph's and his grandson's lives.
This is Perry's fourth book of his Ralph Mullen series of science adventures, with more to come. Perry is educated in environmental sciences, oceanography, ocean sciences, physics, and chemistry, founding an international scientific society for the development of young scientists, which still exists in Monterrey, Mexico. Married, with six children and seven grandchildren, Perry still enjoys golf, fishing, and building model ships. He is always writing and has never had the infamous writer's block.