On the Road with Merry, Book 5: The Reluctant Gangster
New Orleans — or Nawlins, as it's known to the locals. Sounds of jazz, smells of exotic foods, gorgeous French architecture — Merry finds all these, and something more. A young boy is running with bad company and doesn't know how to break away from them. Through a chance meeting with Merry and an elderly trumpet player, he finds his independence.