Fifteen-year-old Charlie stays home from school so he can help his brother, Tom, who is in a hip-to-toe cast after breaking his leg in a football game. When not waiting on his brother hand and foot, Charlies does some detective work. A series of break-ins has the whole neighborhood on edge. Things really hit home when Charlie nearly catches the thief and then foils an attempted break-in at his own house. As he continues to piece together the clues, Charlie realizes that the easiest way to avoid suspicion is to hide in plain sight.