An afternoon at the lake leads to the discovery of a submerged car under the murky water. Keenly curious about the rusting hulk of metal, the kids devise a recovery plan that almost costs Alex her life.
You might think that surviving a plane crash and tangling with criminals would encourage the kids to lie low for a bit, but adventure is always on the menu when it is Summer at Eagle Mountain.
Thrust into the spotlight following their plane crash and discovery of ancient artifacts, Josh and Alex are enlisted to help a local archaeology professor locate and protect the site. Unfortunately, Dr. Maggie and her team are not the only ones interested; a team of thieves threatens the project – and the lives of the entire crew.
A weekend ends with a doomed plane crash in the wilds of New Mexico. The pilot is injured, leaving thirteen-year-old Alex, and her two friends, Josh and Mickey, to find food, water, shelter, and a way home. Severe weather is closing in, wild animals are on the prowl, and a mysterious stranger lurks in the shadows as the kids fight for Survival on Mystery Mesa.