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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.
Help your three favorite sleuths tackle a crime ring on America's highways when a young trucker asks Nancy, Frank, and Joe for assistance. He suspects that the people who have hired him to transport certain cargo are dishonest, and it's up to you, Nancy, and the Hardys to uncover the guilty culprits and their plot. Clues are scarce, but what starts out as a routine investigation becomes more and more perilous for the young detectives. You must choose which clues to follow and which ones to abandon as dangerous dead ends. Should the sleuths pursue the clues that lead to the sailboat named Greenglobe? Can they trust its owner? Only YOU can decide! SECRET CARGO is a Be A Detective Mystery Story filled with surprise endings, suspense, and lots of fun you'll never forget! This is not a book you can read straight through from beginning to end. You constantly have to choose multiple places to skip around.
Hired to locate an old Spanish cannon, the Hardy brothers uncover an even greater treasure after perilous underwater adventures.
When the only copies of director Devoreaux's latest film are stolen, the worlds of science fiction and fantasy become perilously real to Frank and Joe as they probe the crime.
When Frank and Joe find a young woman washed up on the beach of the Caribbean's St. Lucia Island, they realize there's trouble in paradise. Who is the mystery woman? What is she hiding? The answers lie offshore, where a ship's crew scavenges for pirate gold. But in the face of spearguns and man-eating sharks, the Hardys discover that the sea hides more than gold.
Every night water disappears from the new reservoir near Skull Mountain. Frank and Joe Hardy join forces with a team of skilled engineers to solve the baffling mystery.
Triggered by the disappearance of a brilliant young professor, this mystery takes the Hardy boys first to Kenworthy College, where they find a puzzling message on an examination paper. But then their pal Chet Morton, with his new metal detector, and buddy Biff Hooper, turn up a clue that sends the young detectives on an exciting search in another direction-to the Honeycomb Caves, on the seacoast. A hot-tempered hermit who considers the caves his private domain complicates this seacoast mystery and challenges every sleuthing skill Frank and Joe possess. The case that their famous detective father is working on-suspected sabotage at the new radar station near the Hardys' home town of Bayport-further complicates the mystery, which grows more baffling with every chapter. After many dangerous encounters, including a nearly disastrous patrol on the stormy ocean, Frank and Joe discover a powerful searchlight in one of the craggy caverns along the seacoast. In the brilliant white glare of the searchlight, the startling secret of the caves is dramatically revealed.
From the back of the book: A 300-YEAR-OLD SECRET LEADS TO A MYSTERY AS DEEP AND DARK AND DANGEROUS AS EVER! The landmark Tower Mansion, site of the Hardys' first triumph, is being converted into condos, and the construction workers have unearthed a pirate map leading to a cryptic message: "Here lies the greatest treasure of them all." Frank and Joe take the challenge and take the case, leaping into action once again! But the Hardy boys have seen plenty of action, and one thing they've learned: the greater the treasure, the trickier the trail. A mysterious modern-day pirate whose greed knows no bounds, is determined to keep THE SECRET OF THE ISLAND TREASURE all to himself... even if that means getting Frank and Joe out of the way-for good! ============== From inside the book: The Secret of the Island Treasure In the earthen chamber under the treasure pit, Joe crouched next to Bill and studied the hole in the wall by the light of the lantern. "It looks like some kind of tunnel," Joe called up to Frank. "You know, this may sound crazy, but I think I hear gurgling water inside it." "Yeah," said Bill. "I hear it, too." "Maybe you've discovered some pirate plumbing," Frank suggested. "A drinking fountain for thirsty treasure buriers." "It's getting louder," said Joe, putting his ear to the hole. "It's almost like the water's coming toward us." "Let's get out of here!" cried Bill, suddenly panicked. "It's only a little water," scoffed Joe. "Are you afraid to get-" All at once a thick column of water burst out of the hole, hitting Joe so hard it knocked him against the far wall of the chamber. As Frank watched, helpless, Joe slumped to the ground.
The Hardy brothers accept the challenge of vindicating a Confederate general accused of stealing hidden gold which belonged to a bank.
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