I saw this come through the library and I was absolutely intrigued by the title. Then the chapters are numbered BACKWARDS like a countdown to doom. I loved that! I enjoyed the tenuous friendship between the two main characters, Max Ernest and Cass, and how they were thwarting the evil of Dr. L. and Miss Mauvais. I was almost done with the book when I realized I was reading a sequel so then I had to go back to the first book! Also, there five in this series. I have lots of reading to do. I love the humor exhibited by the author!