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When Frank, Joe, and Chet hear that a pirate ship sank near Bayport hundreds of years ago, they don't believe it. But then they find a strange silver coin, an old pirate weapon, and a tattered treasure map with a big X on it. Now they're determined to find the treasure -- even if they have to dig up every backyard in Bayport!
From the back of the book: Experiment in terror Bright Futures Development has announced the invention of a powerful new solar energy cell and the Hardy boys have gone undercover to protect it from industrial spies. But the action proves too hot to handle; a company employee assigned to the solar cell lab has turned up dead! Was it an inside job? Or was it a rival company out to burn the competition? Frank and Joe follow a trail of deceit and double-dealing and discover that the truth behind the solar power source is much darker than they suspected. Plenty of high-energy action awaits them as they fly straight into a fiery web of danger! =============== From inside the book: CRASH LANDING Frank settled back in the passenger seat of the solar-powered ultralite as it soared through the air. It was so peaceful up in the clouds, and quiet- almost too quiet, he told himself. He cocked his head and listened. He couldn't hear the propeller anymore. "Trouble?" he asked the pilot. "We lost power for a second," Theresa told him. She punched the starter switch once, twice, three times. Nothing happened. Theresa smiled at Frank nervously. "Looks like we may be in for a rough landing. I can't get it-" A sudden downdraft threw the plane into a dive. The nose pitched down violently, and Theresa's head was thrown forward to smash into the controls. Frank was hurtling toward the ground in a flying coffin, with an unconscious pilot!
When the Hardy's investigate a missing game show host, their investigation leads them to a tangled web of danger, deceit and dirty tricks.
ATAC BRIEFING FOR AGENTS FRANK AND JOE HARDY MISSION: To find out more about the dangerous, recently uncovered secret society at Willis Firth Academy. LOCATION: The Academy is an exclusive private school in New England. POTENTIAL VICTIMS: Destiny Darity, the headmaster's meddlesome, troublemaking daughter -- and anyone who might be close to her! SUSPECTS: All members of Gamma Theta Theta, and the secret society within it. Not to mention some of the faculty who seem to stop at nothing to keep Firth out of the public eye.... This mission requires your immediate attention. This message will be erased in five seconds.
Frank and Joe investigate when a string of suspicious accidents and equipment failures threaten to put a company which manufactures computer-operated automobiles out of business.
The action-adventure TV show Pumped-Up Power Patrol is having a contest for the most creative pizza. The winners get to appear on the program as extras. Frank, Joe, and Chet decide to pool their efforts to come up with the best recipe. They finally agree on one that Chet concocts in his dreams. So elaborate is the recipe that when it's stolen, none of them can remember the ingredients. . . .
It's a holiday investigation for Frank and Joe Hardy!Frank and Joe go undercover at a New York City home for teenage runnaways during the annual Thanksgiving meal, after one of the home's former residents is pushed off a subway platform.
Frank and Joe vote to solve the mystery of who sabotaged their friend's election speech in this Hardy Boys Secret Files adventure.The Bayport Elementary elections are coming up, and Chet Morton is running for class president against Cissy Cimero. Frank and Joe have done everything they can to help their friend. They've made posters, handed out buttons, and helped him write one of the best campaign speeches in Bayport history. When the day of the election finally comes, they know every vote will count. But when Chet gets a rude surprise during his speech, everyone is shocked. Who would want to ruin Chet's speech? And how did he or she manage to pull off the prank? Can Frank and Joe figure out what happened before the election is called in Cissy's favor?
America's top mountain bikers have come to Southern California for the annual Wolf Mountain Annihilator competition, and Joe Hardy has just made the cut. But he and Frank quickly learn that the rivalries in the race are cutthroat. Someone is determined to come out on top -- no matter who gets annihilated along the way!
The Hardys are riding to danger as the local skateboard competition, the Thrashathon, spins out of control. Someone is trying to take out the star and also take his board-- but Frank and Joe are determined to beat the demon on wheels at his own game.
Producer Mort Tannenberg is the master of such low-budget thrillers as The Demon Double Agent, Eternal Revenge, and Total Annihilation. The titles tell the story -- not only of his films, but of his life. Shooting on location in Bayport, he has become the target of a saboteur, as deadly scenes from his own scripts explode into reality!
The Hardy boys help a young woman find her way to her people in Africa in time to lead a revolution against a tyrannical government of rebels.
The Hardy brothers are involved in a mystery that links Whitewater rafting in Maine with a bank robbery in Washington, D.C.
A robot robbery suggests science fair foul play in this Hardy Boys Secret Files mystery.It's time for the annual Bayport Science Fair, and Frank, Joe, and their friend Phil are determined to have the winning entry. With their spiffy homemade robot, they are convinced they can finally top their classmate, Cissy Zermeno, who has won the past two years. But right before the boys are about to bring Mr. Roboto to the fair, Phil discovers that their prized creation has gone missing! Did town bully (and usual suspect) Adam Ackerman steal him out of jealousy? Or was Cissy worried she would have to settle for second place this year? It's up to the boys to figure out how Mr. Roboto found his way out of Phil's garage. Will they get him back in time to compete?
Chicago is the site of the Teen Inventors Club competition -- the winner to receive a college scholarship and a lucrative manufacturing contract. The Hardys and their friend Phil Cohen have high hopes for Roger the Lobber, an automatic tennis ball retrieval and return unit. But someone is playing a more serious game, a game called sabotage!
Trouble begins when Joe becomes a DJ. A pirate broadcaster jams the station's signal, threatening to shut it down.
In this Hardy Boys Secret Files mystery, a missing bass guitar causes a few wrong notes at the Battle of the Bands. Frank and Joe are thrilled to learn that the popular band, Crush, is scheduled to perform in Bayport's huge Battle of the Bands--and even more excited when they find out that their friend's brother, Dylan, is the bass guitarist. But on the day of the performance, Dylan's prized guitar has gone missing! Could someone from a rival band have taken it in hopes of gaining an advantage? Or could the culprit be someone closer to home? It's up to Frank and Joe to investigate this rocking mystery--or else Crush might be crushed in the competition!
Hardy Boys slam into the new century, cracking a host of new cases!Frank and Joe are sent to Niagara Falls to stop someone from destroying the national landmark. Then they're sent on another case. Then another. They're not usually this busy with ATAC, and their cases are usually more important than these. Seems this case might be more layered than a double dip with chocolate sprinkles. . . .
Joe and Frank are vacationing in a Rocky Mountain resort, when suddenly a strange green light brightens up the sky. Three kidnappings follow. Are they alien abductions or the work of down-to-earth criminals?
From the back of the book: Car chase crazy Chet's borrowed Corvette has been hot-wired, and Chet is steamed. But when he tries to nab the crooks, he gets nabbed instead. Frank and Joe put the pedal to the metal, in pursuit of Chet's kidnappers. The brothers go undercover to get the drop on a chop- shop ring-and find themselves riding with some pretty fast company. The hot Caddys, Camaros, and Corvettes are burning up the road, putting the Hardys on a crash course with danger. If they don't hit the curves just right, they'll be eating the car thieves' dust! ================ From inside the book: GUNNING THE ENGINES "Did you see anyone following us?" Frank asked, joining Joe in the parking garage. "No," Joe replied. "What's up?" Before Frank could answer, the stillness was shattered by a thunderous rumble. A half second later a black TransAm burst from the access ramp. Like some great hungry beast seeking its prey, it zeroed in on the Hardys. Frank and Joe dove in opposite directions, the TransAm missing them by inches. Two men jumped from the car. They were the same height and wore identical gray suits. Dark sunglasses hid their eyes. They were mirror images of each other, except for their hair-and the guns they aimed at Frank and Joe.
Atac Briefing for Agents Frank and Joe Hardy Mission: Investigate and determine the power behind a possibly dangerous Utopian community with potential plans for criminal activity within the oil industry. Location: Between the San Bernadino and San Jacinto Mountains, CA. Potential Victims: Undetermined. Could be thousands of innocents who use oil to generate electricity. Suspects: Arthur Stench, leader of the community. Other members could be involved. This mission requires your immediate attention. This message will be erased in five seconds.
When someone threatens to bring about the deaths of fifty-three people at the upcoming summer Olympics, Frank and Joe Hardy go undercover to protect the athletes from the unknown killer.
From the back of the book Danger pay Frank and Joe go undercover as apprentice stuntmen on a major movie. They've been asked to investigate a number of serious accidents that have delayed filming. Right from the first scene the action gets rough. Frank's stunt misfires, and the next one turns into a flaming disaster. The Hardys are certain it's deliberate sabotage. But the young detectives find the real drama is off the set when they become involved in a bizarre plot to steal a fortune. Unfortunately, they get themselves arrested! The brothers must break out of jail fast-or lose their only chance to be cleared of a million-dollar frame-up. ================ From inside the book: STUNT TARGET Frank raced the red Porsche across the smooth green lawn. No sabotage here, he thought as the restraining cable caught, stopping the car. "That's a wrap," the director said, nodding happily. "But let's take one more for insurance. Action!" Frank floored the gas pedal and aimed the car for the house. Right on cue, Janet came out the door and onto the porch. She pretended to freeze in horror. The Porsche reached the foot of the steps, and Frank waited for the cable's jerk. It didn't come! He stomped on the brakes, but the pedal sank to the floor. The car plunged ahead, smashing into the first brick step. Frank's hands were nearly thrown from the wheel. It took everything he had to fight the out-of-control car. But even as he battled the steering wheel, the car hurtled up the steps, straight for Janet!
The hunt is on ... and the Hardy Boys could end up being dead meat! Frank and Joe's latest case could give new meaning to the words "eat hardy"! A rare and beautiful snow leopard, a gift from Princess Salamaji of Rashipah, has disappeared from the Bayport Zoo, and the boys suspect foul play. Their suspicions are confirmed when the Princess herself vanishes ... a victim of kidnapping! Their investigation leads them into a sinister world of jaws and claws, lions and tigers and snakes. But the most dangerous animal of all is the human kind, and the Hardys are headed straight into an ambush. The only way to save the Princess -- and themselves -- is to observe the law of the jungle: beat the hunter at his own game!
Frank and Joe, the Hardy boys, solve a mystery involving a magician, American secret agents, an international spy ring, and a Scottish castle.
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