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Super Reader Jun 11, 2008
Presumably they changed the title, as they didn't think The Green Bell sounded as cool. Yes, that is the name of the supervillain in this adventure.
A wealthy townsman comes to see Doc, who is somewhat suspicious and quotes him a high price to his favorite charity, a million bucks. Not long after, Monk encounters another group, headed by Aunt Nora Boston, who have a different take on the story. For some reason, the town has been shut down economically, and everyone is out of work.
When Doc takes Aunt Nora's side, and returns to the town with her, he encounters resistance from everyone, and is dodging cops, politicians, and the locals, until they finally realise they have been had. Doc offers them short term jobs as his own little private army to deal with the Green Bell's goons. These guys are produced with some nifty mind altering technology.
A somewhat complicated tale of corruption and real estate, where you are not sure who is actually behind it, until Doc thinks of a trick.
More of an intrigue story, so a good change after the odd pirate tale.