Hector "Heck" Jones is the main antagonist in Sid Fleischman's book McBroom Tells the Truth from the Adventures of McBroom series of books. He is a scrawny scammer who tricks McBroom, his wife and his eleven children into buying an 80-acre property for $100, however after finishing the deal all they got was a one-acre lake which is apparently "80 acres deep". What's more, the lake dries as soon as the kids try dipping in. Much to both's surprise, it turns out that the one acre they bought has a special soil in which anything planted there grows instantly. This piques Jones's interest and plans out the dirtiest tricks to get his property back.