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During Mr. Hardy's investigation of a ruthless gang of terrorists, Frank and Joe witness an explosion in the sky near an airborne dirigible owned by Quinn Air Fleet. They decide to look into the matter.
While still in New York City, Frank and Joe decide to answer a newspaper ad. South American Antiquities hires the Hardys to recover a small statue. When the boys arrive at the company's South American offices they stumble upon the idol almost instantly. But the idol is snatched away just as fast. A pursuit leaves the Hardys emptyhanded. Eventually the Hardys search leads them to Easter Island where they learn the idol had originated. But the idol shouldn't have never left Easter Island, now Frank and Joe must find it and return it to the islanders, while making sure to catch the crooks and not anyone innocent.
From the back of the book: Mind games While attending an international summer school at England's Oxford University, the Hardys learn just how much times have changed. Frank's roommate, Pyotr Zigonev, is the USSR junior chess champ, and he has become a pawn in an international power play. But just as the boys rally to Zigonev, they discover that the CIA has joined forces with the KGB! The American and Soviet spy masters are out to foil a master of terrorism, and Frank and Joe and Zigonev are caught in the middle. One false move and they'll lose the ultimate game-a danger-packed contest played out in the cold gray shadows of Stonehenge. =============== From inside the book: DARK ALLEY "May we help you?" Frank asked the two men who had stepped out of the darkened alley. The older of the two stared at Frank, then turned his gaze to Ziggy and Petra. "Yes, you can." Then, like a snake uncoiling to strike, the man pulled a small blackjack from his pocket and struck Joe on the chin. Joe staggered to the side, slamming into Frank, and both of them lost their balance and fell to the ground. The younger man grabbed Petra and pulled her into the alley. "Hey!" Ziggy yelled, and burst into the alley. Frank and Joe jumped up and followed him. A bright glint of steel drew Joe's attention to the man who held Petra. Joe saw that one hand covered her mouth and the other held a switchblade to her throat. Joe started toward the younger man. "Don't try it, mate," the older man growled from behind him, "or we'll kill the girl."
On a visit to Germany, the Hardy brothers investigate the theft of plans for a newly invented submarine and the mysterious disappearance of valuable coins and paintings.
From the back of the book: The killer conspiracy Working undercover for an Atlanta airline, the Hardys have uncovered an international terrorist ring-the Assassins-bent on high-stakes smuggling and cold-blooded murder. But who is in control? What is their ultimate aim? Who will be the next to die? The dangerous truth lies in the rough and rugged wilderness of faraway Alaska.... The perilous passage north takes Frank and Joe into the heart of a titanic struggle. The Assassins are preparing to square off against the ultrasecret government agency, the Network, and it is a battle in which no one is safe-and no one can be trusted. Caught in a treacherous cross fire, the boys have only one ally, the beautiful Gina Abend, and even she may be leading them into a fatal trap! ============ From inside the book: ROAD TO NOWHERE Joe slammed his foot down on the kick starter, and the dirt bike roared. He motioned to Gina, and she hopped on behind him. The engine screamed as Joe raced toward the oncoming Jeep. At the last second, he swerved to veer past the Jeep, turning onto a rutted trail that disappeared in the trees. "Are they still following us?" he yelled. "Yes!" Gina told him. "And they're gaining!" Now Joe knew he was going to have to push the bike to the limit. He crouched low over the handlebars and leaned hard into a sharp turn. "Look out!" Gina screamed as they came out of the curve. Joe's head reared back, and he slammed on the brakes when he saw a second Jeep blocking the trail. Two men wearing camouflage jumpsuits stood in front of the Jeep. The submachine guns in their hands told Joe this was the end of the line.
The Hardy brothers go to Big Thicket, Texas, to investigate attempts on the life of a naturalist trying to preserve the area wildlife in the face of threats from timber and oil interests.
From the back of the book: Ticketed for disaster! A sophisticated ring of luggage thieves has put a choke hold on Eddings Air, threatening to ground the young airline for good. Working undercover as baggage handlers, the Hardys agree to scope out the airline's center of operations in Atlanta. But their welcome is less than cordial-Frank and Joe discover that they too may be headed for a crash landing! From the complex of tunnels beneath the airport to the enigmatic pasts of the airline's employees, the boys are drawn into a labyrinth of sabotage and deceit. Picking up clues to a conspiracy extending far beyond a few missing suitcases, they begin to suspect that much more than the future of Eddings Air is at stake. A scheme is in place, a plot about to unfold, in which murder is only the beginning. ============ From inside the book: CAROUSEL OF CRIME Where was Frank? Joe had checked the luggage area and the security office, but there was no sign of his brother. He headed back to the baggage claim area to check once more for Frank. Joe worked his way through the crowd, searching each face for Frank's. A startled shout made Joe stop and turn. There was some kind of commotion close to the carousel. He pushed his way through the gaping onlookers to the edge of the conveyor belt. Joe expected to see a suitcase sprung open, spewing somebody's underwear on the floor. He wasn't prepared to see a limp figure in blue coveralls sprawled on the moving carousel. His eyes widened and his heart started to pound as the conveyor belt carried the body closer to him. Joe instantly recognized the lanky form even though it was facedown on the carousel. It was Frank!
When a young computer expert and friend of Frank Hardy is poisoned, Frank and Joe access his computer to find the answers.
The Hardys came to Nantucket to visit Callie, who's interning at a local newspaper. But Callie's friend Alicia Geovanis and Alicia's father, the curator of the Nantucket Shipping Museum, are grabbing all the headlines. First, the museum is vandalized. Then Mr. Geovanis is kidnapped! But the disappearance is only the tip of a titanic mystery. The ghost of the Ebony Pearl, shipwrecked some forty years ago, has risen from the bottom of the sea to haunt Nantucket once again. For the Hardys, it's full speed ahead as they search for the dark secret of the Ebony Pearl...before it claims one final victim: Alicia's Father
The Hardys are warned that something is going to happen at the Rockapazooma concert, but Nancy seems to be the only one to trigger their suspicions. Has she found the trouble?
A. JOE STOLE THE TEST. B. TONY STOLE THE TEST. C. NONE OF THE ABOVE. A new statewide test has all the students at Bayport High on edge. Then Joe and his friend Tony find one of the tests in Tony's books bag. Joe knows Tony didn't steal it, but the assistant principal isn't so understanding -- he suspends them both! Joe talks to the truck driver who delivered the tests, as well as the owner of a tutoring service who promises amazing improvements in test scores. Frank checks out who could have put the test in Tony's bag -- a bag just like the one belonging to a star of the hockey team. Joe and Tony are still in the penalty box, but the Hardys are determined to ace this case!
Frank and Joe get mixed up with a gang of thieves, including their old nemesis Charity.
Frank and Joe intercept a coded message that leads them to a carnival of crime at a college for clowns.
ATAC Briefing For Agents Frank and Joe Hardy Mission: Investigate a woman's death and other mysterious events surrounding Uncle Bernie's Fun Park. Location: Uncle Bernie's Fun Park, MA. Potential Victims: All Fun Park patrons. Suspects: Disgruntled employees. Unhappy customers. Enemies of Bernie. This Mission Requires Your Immediate Attention. This Message Will Be Erased In Five Seconds.
Frank and Joe are baffled at first by the mysterious code name Bob. They soon figure out that Bob is a top secret government agency fighting crime globally. Their father Fenton Hardy has gone on a mission for Bob and the Hardy boys are worried when they do not hear from their famous father. Soon the Hardys must help a member of the gang Bob is fighting defect to the American side before the gang elimates him forever!
From the back of the book: TIME BOMB A TWIST IN TIME...A TWISTED MIND... A TERRIFYING TWIST OF FATE FOR FRANK AND JOE AND TOM! A dream that has long fired the human imagination has become a reality: time travel. But as Tom Swift and the Hardy boys are about to discover, the dream can become a nightmare in the blink of an eye. An attack force of techno-thugs, under the command of the evil genius the Black Dragon, have seized control of a top-secret time-warp trigger! Frank and Joe and Tom leap into battle-shock troops in a war that stretches across the aeons to the edge of time. But whether chasing asteroids or dodging dinosaurs, they know they haven't a moment to lose. They must stop the Dragon before he carries out his final threat: turning the time machine into the ultimate doomsday device! =============== From inside the book: PURPLE HAZE The battle between Swift security forces and the Black Dragon's robots raged, with Tom Swift and the Hardys caught in the middle. "Don't think you've won!" the Black Dragon snarled at them. At the same instant a column of blinding purple light erupted. Frank saw one of the robot attackers hit and incinerated. The pulsing column of light was expanding. Security people and the intruders they'd been fighting moments before now all raced away from the underground complex. As Tom pulled Frank, Joe, and Sandra to shelter, the ground seemed to ripple under their feet. A deafening roar flung them face-first onto the grassy lawn. The air around them seemed to glow purple, then went black. Sandra gasped. "What's going on back there?" "Laws of nature were broken, and anyone too close is being punished for it," Tom said. "Punished with certain death."
From the back of the book: Triple treat When Frank wins an all-expense-paid vacation to Spain's Costa del Sol, the brother detectives are set for some good times in the sunny paradise. But instead of flamenco music and bullfights, Frank and Joe find themselves running from the law. It seems their official tour guide has been murdered, and the evidence points directly at them. To make things worse, the Hardys are also being hunted as spies by the KGB-and as traitors by the Network. Trapped in very tight spots, Frank and Joe need every ounce of daring and skill...to keep from being shipped home in matching boxes. ================ From inside the book: DIRECT HIT An explosion in front of the Audi brought it to a halt and spattered it with dirt. The car half vanished in the gathering smoke. As Frank watched helplessly from the roadside, a third missile screamed down. Shock waves hurled him back as the car went up in a ball of fire. "Joe!" Frank called as he picked himself up off the ground. "Joe!" No sound came from the Audi except a steady crackling, and no movement but the dancing of the flames.
Follow Frank and Joe as they save the life of a rock star!Madison Vee is the biggest thing to hit pop music since Britney --and someone is trying to kill her. To protect the young star, Frank and Joe join the tech crew of Madison's latest music video shoot. But a bunch of threatening notes and technical accidents make them realize that the wannabe pop star killer is right there, waiting in the wings--and ready to make Madison's next hit her last.
When Tower Mansion is robbed, its owner, Hurd Applegate is furious. He immediately wants Fenton Hardy to recover the missing loot and to have his handy man arrested. Frank and Joe are convinced though that Perry's father is innocent. Perry's family is forced to leave Tower Mansion and stay in a run down section of Bayport. Perry thinks he will soon have to drop out of school and abandon his dream of college because no one will hire his dad. The Hardys find clues that the treasure is hidden in one of the towers., but after two exhaustive searches that have Hurd Applegate insisting the boys no nothing, Frank and Joe are stumped. If the treasure isn't in Tower Mansion, then where will Frank and Joe look next? This is the revised 1959 version of The Tower Treasure.
Frank and Joe travel to Vermont in hopes of finding who caused a forest fire that nearly burned down a new friends home. A Hessian soldier is blamed for the blaze, but Frank and Joe don't buy it. Also while in Vermont the Hardys and their friends attempt to solve problems of sabotage plaguing a circus.
THE HARDY BOYS® JUDO...FENCING...ARCHERY...BIATHLON... SOMEONE WANTS TO WIN -- AT ANY COST! The combat sports training facility has just opened in Bayport, and the Hardys are on hand to check it out. They can practice judo, fencing, archery, and biathlon, and meet aspiring athletes from all over. But good times turn to bad sportsmanship when Joe's girlfriend, Iola, gets a nasty electrical shock during a fencing workout. Then someone decides to use Frank for target practice on the archery range. Now the Hardys are wondering if the events are more than accidents. How far will world-class competitors go to win? TRAINING FOR TROUBLE
The Hardy brothers are trying to track down truckloads of cargo that are being hijacked.
The Hardys' Christmas in paradise, Hawaii-style, could turn out to be one big wipeout. Checking out the world-famous dolphin research center at Nai'a Bay, the boys discover that one of the dolphins has suffered a serious injury, and that one of the researchers has vanished without a trace. All the evidence points to kidnapping!
In Manhattan to observe a criminal justice case, the Hardys believe the accused is being railroaded. From the upper floors of the Empire State Building to the tunnels beneath Grand Central Station, the Hardys throw themselves on the fast track to justice--fighting for both an innocent man and their lives.
THE LOCAL HALLOWEEN CONTEST IS TURNING INTO A REAL FRIGHT FEST! Bayport citizens are wild about the Merchant Association's new Halloween mystery contest. The prizes for winning include DVD players, a classic motorcycle, a boat, and even flying lessons! It's sure to be the biggest social event of the fall season. When big prizes are up for grabs, though, some people will do anything to win -- and it's up to the Hardys to keep the competition honest. As they try to keep things in line, the Hardy boys and their friends contend with spooky settings, fright-masked bandits, a chase through the Halloween parade, and a horror movie star with secrets "buried" in his past. Soon it looks like the bad guys have this contest in the bag. Fortunately, the good guys -- Frank and Joe -- still have a few tricks left!
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