Dan is not sure he'll survive the boring field trip to a remote heritage farm. How could a place with no running water, telephone or electricity be anything but dull? The farmer knows nothing about farming and is angry about having to conduct the tour. And what's with his tattoo? The teacher requests a private word with the farmer and then mysteriously disappears. After a messy attack of allergies, Dan is excused to find a tissue. He sneaks back to the school bus and discovers the driver and teacher have been bound and gagged. The farmer is really an escaped convict with nasty plans. Will Dan be able to find help in time? Also available in French.
From the Back Cover
Clearly, any field trip involving manure is not right for a bunch of fourteen-year-olds. Dan is dreading the boring school field trip to a remote heritage farm. Worse than the manure is the fact that the farmer raises pigs. Pigs are also known as hogs, and Dan, already the target of teasing, has the last name of Hogg. Dan has steeled himself for a miserable day, but he is not prepared for the angry tattooed farmer, the mysterious disappearance of his teacher or the threat of danger to his entire class. Nor is he prepared to be the only one who can save them.