The Reyond family are an ordinary family: Michael Reyond and his wife Charlotte (although having other names through the book like Gina, Lottie and more) with their two normal children Kate and Phil. Kate was a smart, tidy, clever goody two shoes who, if attacked could fight like a terrier. They all seemed normal to everyone else although one of knew differently and two were very suspicious about being unusual. They have some strange relatives (in strange forms) and a very strange past. Follow the kids as they are on holiday with their aunt in America and what a holiday it turns out to be – kidnapping, bad guys, a notorious celebrity and a peculiar motorbike driving Great-Aunt Elizabeth!