In Riley Mack and theOther Known Troublemakers, Riley Mack is a kid who lives with his mom while his dad is in Iraq. When his best friend's pet dog goes missing, Riley and his gang try to figure out where he's gone. This book shows the importance of family and friends in solving the mystery. There were some funny scenes but I wouldn't call it a comedy. I like how the author focuses on different characters in different chapters. The plot is complicated as one mystery leads to another, but it all comes together in the end.