TREASURES OF ANTIQUITY, long hidden in the sea, yield at last to modern electronic inventions when Rick Brant, his pal Scotty, and Chahda, the Hindu boy, share another hair-raising adventure this time in the far Pacific, off the tiny island of Kwangara. Under the leadership of Rick's father, a famous scientist, the members of the expedition set out with their astonishing invention, the Submobile, in which they hope to conquer ocean depths as yet unplumbed and bring to light traces of a civilization hidden for centuries under 100 fathoms of water. But the irresistible lure of sunken treasure causes treachery in the crew, and age-old superstitious fear brings to a head the hostility of the island natives. Caught between these two forces, Rick and his friends find themselves facing danger equally as imminent as that of the terrific atmospheric pressure which constantly threatens their Submobile. Packed with action, suspense, and excitement, here is a story that is well equipped to take its place with The Rocket's Shadow, The Lost City, and Sea Gold.
Rick Brant and buddy Donald Scott (Scotty) are called back from a summer science research project to Virgina. There is a Civil War ghost haunting a picnic area and they are challenged to debunk it.
The eighth Rick Brant book starts with Rick Brant and Don Scott receiving a coded telegram, begging for them to go to the Far East and help a friend in danger. The pair leaves for Hong Kong and quickly becomes entangled with a dangerous spy known only as the Long Shadow. The attempt to capture the Long Shadow and rescue their kidnapped friend takes them to the dark caves of Tibet, where Rick becomes hopelessly lost. What happens to him in the caves and the finale with the Long Shadow makes for an outstanding piece of reading.
"My proposal is this," Winston concluded. "The Egyptians are short of technicians and we may need help. I'll leave the day after Christmas, returning within ten days. If you two can pay half your expenses, and help me half the time, I'll take you with me." Both boys jumped to their feet. Rick looked anxiously at his father. Hartson Brant smiled. "According to Parnell's schedule, you'll be back just in time for school at the end of the holidays. If you want to go, of course."
Tthe United States is under attack by men who have devised a devious weapon. Men hit by this weapon have their minds scrambled; all memory and reason has been lost. Someone is wiping out the top scientists in the country - especially those connected with a certain ICBM project - and the Spindrift Island crew must work to find out what is happening before anyone else falls victim! This riveting science-fiction tale is not to be missed.
Rick, Scotty, and others from the Spindrift Science Lab go to a small island near the equator to help deal with a volcano that's ready to blow.
Rick Brant and buddy Scotty are back for another science mystery. This time they are in a small houseboat on the Chesapeake Bay of Maryland, set to figure out flying stingrays. Published in 1963, there are references to now obsolete items.
In the tenth Rick Brant book, Rick and Scotty join Tony and Chahda to travel to an island in the Philippines. The peaceful expedition quickly turns into a battle when a corrupt official learns that the expedition hopes to recover a priceless skull made of solid gold. The official uses everything in his power to steal the skull, and the battle is waged in some of the remotest rice terraces in the Philippines. This is another Rick Brant science adventure story that you don't want to miss!
(from the book) Rick Brant meets new, exciting experiences in this latest episode of a brand-new series of thrilling electronic adventures. Readers who already have met Rick and his pal Scotty, in The Rocket's Shadow, know that they can expect one hair-raising exploit after another whenever Rick and Scotty, the young ex-marine, are involved. In this thrilling story Rick and his friend leave Spindrift Island, their home base where Rick's father heads a group of scientists working in the field of electronics, and journey to faraway Tibet to set up a moon relay by radar. Unknown enemies dog their every step, trying to thwart their purpose, and Rick and his party are at a loss to understand their sinister motives. As the boys venture deeper and deeper into the wild and mountainous regions of Tibet, the forces working against them become increasingly menacing until finally Rick and his party come close to death in the strange, forbidden city lost in the Himalayas. A whirlwind finish winds up a story of particularly timely interest, packed with action and suspense.
This book, the sixth in the series, follows the adventures of Rick and Scotty as they travel to the Pacific Ocean with some other Spindirift scientists to map a part of the ocean. While out in the Pacific they become entangled with the fabled Phantom Shark, a vicious criminal who steals priceless pearls from divers and sells them on the black market. This Shark is bent on stopping Spindrift's mapping expedition and Rick and Scotty must find out why - and discover the real identity of the Phantom Shark.
Two Spindrift scientists are kidnapped from their work in the Philippine Islands. With the help of Dr. Zircon and a Hindu boy, Rick and Scotty try to find and rescue them. They learn that the ancient Pirates of Shan are still active and trace them to their stronghold to find the scientists.
This exciting book introduces readers to Rick Brant, the son of a famous scientist, in the first of his amazing adventures in the new and exciting age that is upon us - the age of electronics. The Stoneridge Grant of two million dollars is no mean prize, and on Spindrift Island the group of scientists headed by Rick Brant's father work desperately to complete their moon rocket experiment in time. But someone in that closely knit group is a traitor - unknown and unscrupulous - who menaces the success of the experiment at every turn. As the time grows shorter, the unknown saboteur and his elusive accomplices strike with increasing boldness. Then Rick stumbles upon a clue which starts him on an investigation of his own. Tracking down the first tangible clue to the identity of the villains, Rick plunges into danger and is rescued in the nick of time by Scotty, a young ex-marine. The boys become fast friends and Scotty joins the Spindrift Island group to help guard the moon rocket. From then on the boys share the risks; and there are plenty before Rick and Scotty finally manage to unmask the traitor and save the experiment. Adventure lovers who enjoy Rick Brant's thrilling exploits in this breathtaking story will want to continue his career in the other books in this new series of action packed electronic adventures which will be running neck and neck with science's latest discoveries.
Today's pioneers find their frontiers in the tremendous achievements of modern science. Rick Brant is no exception and his interest in electronics, as readers of The Rocket's Shadow and The Lost City well know, often leads Rick and his friend Scotty into adventures both amazing and perilous. This summer the boys decide to get jobs at the new sea mine plant where minerals are being extracted from sea water. From the start they encounter inexplicable opposition to their plan - opposition that seems to have a peculiar element of personal malice. In spite of this they manage to land jobs at the plant, but it soon becomes apparent that not only is the sea mine being systematically sabotaged but that also the unknown enemies are determined to liquidate Rick and Scotty themselves. Finally, after Rick foils a murderous attempt on their lives, the boys are fired - for their own good. But Rick and Scotty sense that the climax of the diabolical plot is not far off and refuse to stay fired. Sea Gold is a trigger-paced story in which the mounting suspense culminates in a surprise ending that will catch the reader off guard and gain a new host of friends for this brand-new electronic series.
Smuggler's Reef finds Rick Brant and Don Scott tracking down a band of smugglers, operating in the north Atlantic. Using an infrared camera and sniperscope Rick traces the criminals, but each time they elude the grasp of the police: somehow the stolen goods vanish before they can be nailed. How Rick and Scotty are at last able to track down the smugglers makes for some fantastic, fast-paced reading.
In the ninth Rick Brant book, a famous mobster known as Soapy Strade gets in a hit-and-run accident with Rick's sister Barby, injuring her. Rick vows to hunt him down and the chase soon leads to an abandoned amusement park, adjacent to a scientific laboratory engaged in cybernetic experiments. In the climax of the book, Rick and Scotty battle Soapy Strade in the long-abandoned amusement park, but even the help of an intelligent robot doesn't seem to be enough to win the battle...
In the eleventh Rick Brant book, Rick and Scotty and several other Spindrift Island scientists take a vacation in the Virgin Islands to search for a sunken treasure ship. The trip runs into trouble immediately when Rick and Scotty stumble across something that someone doesn't want them to find. Soon Rick finds himself working with a top-secret U.S. Government intelligence agency to find out what his enemies want - and to simply stay alive! This book is a riveting underwater adventure that should not be missed.
A MYSTERIOUS LITTLE BLACK BOX -- not a camera - not a gun -- but capable of dropping a man in his tracks with no more sound than a shrill whisper can be a dangerous weapon in the hands of the wrong people as Rick Brant and his pal Scotty soon discover. When secret government files are invaded by a gang of raiders using the whispering box, Rick's father and the other Spindrift Island scientists set up a secret laboratory in Washington, D. C. to develop a counterweapon. Rick and Scotty know only that they are up against a new, ultrasonic invention. But it is not long before the boys have a firsthand knowledge of the whispering box, acquired during a desperate run for their lives. Then three of the key scientists are kidnaped by the gang. Rick and Scotty brave the whispering box again to effect a thrilling rescue, only to find that the gang leader in the meantime has gained entrance to Hartson Brant's secret laboratory itself. How Rick and Scotty, with the help of "Screaming Susie," finally outwit the whispering box, is told in the breathtaking windup of a tensely exciting story that will keep the reader on tenderhooks to the very end.
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