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The worlds of professional tennis and the Broadway musical combine as these intrepid detectives protect their clients from death threats.
CREATURE CARDS ARE HOT, EXPENSIVE -- AND BANNED FROM BAYPORT HIGH! Gaming has already caused too much hassling among the students. But the Hardys' friend Chet is really upset when his confiscated deck is stolen from a teacher's locked desk. It's the latest in a string of thefts, and the big tournament is coming up. The police are stumped, but Frank and Joe are playing their best hand to catch the thief. From a waterfront park to a deserted nighttime mall, the boys uncover a web of Internet action, trading, selling, secret games, and cheating. They're onto a criminal scheme that nets giant profits -- and the decks are stacked against them. But the Hardys have one special trick up their sleeves!
The Hardys are hot on the trail of a dog-napper and the fur is about to fly! Frank and Joe's friend Iola is in the doghouse at work. In fact, she's lost her job at the Doghouse Pet Motel. A purebred collie vanished without a trace on Iola's shift, and the blame has fallen on her. But the boys discover that dogs are disappearing all over Bayport... and that the connection is absolutely criminal! The closer Frank and Joe come to their suspects, the more dangerous the investigation becomes, as they find themselves dodging runaway trucks and fending off snarling pit bulls. The dog-nappers are baring their teeth, and their bite is definitely as bad as their bark. The Hardys are in a dogfight, but the enemy isn't about to roll over and play dead!
The Hardy brothers travel to an Arizona ranch and eventually, Thailand in pursuit of jewel thieves who have stolen a priceless ruby.
Bank alarms are going off all over Bayport, but the robberies are actually happening at banks on the other side of town. The Hardys realize that the crooks are using a crisscross plan as a diversion, but what they don't realize is that the heist is much bigger than they had imagined.
When a man selling leather goods door-to-door steals the key to their detective father's file cabinet, Frank and Joe Hardy set out to track him down.
Primed for a challenge, the boys picked the perfect spot: a hard-core run down the ski and hiking trails of the Canadian Rockies. But their adventure takes an unexpected twist when they look into a bank robbery in the tiny town of Evergreen. Their plan was to disappear into the wilds for a week. Now one false move, and they might get buried for good!
From the back of the book: A dangerous game of double cross When Frank and Joe join their uncle Hugh for lunch, the main course turns out to be a bizarre kidnap plot. After a violent scuffle, Uncle Hugh is whisked away, and the boys suddenly find themselves in deep trouble with a U.S. espionage unit. Special Agent Starkey is out to prove Hugh is a traitor and accuses the boys of helping him escape. To complicate things a beautiful mystery woman called Charity is also on their uncle's trail. Meanwhile Frank and Joe are stranded in a strange city far from home, being hunted down by two desperate gangs-with orders to shoot to kill.... =============== From inside the book: INTO THE JAWS OF DEATH As they ran across the Golden Gate Bridge, a bullet spanged off a girder. Frank looked over his shoulder. Feodor and Oleg were out of the car, shooting at them. "We'll never make it," he said. Joe eyed the dark waters below. "There's one chance," he said. "Too dangerous," Frank said. "If we get caught in the undertow-" He cut himself off as he glanced over his shoulder, then back at Joe. Feodor was down on one knee, taking careful aim. "Right," said Joe. He knew that look in his brother's eye, the look that said one chance in a million was better than no chance at all. "Let's do it."
Avalon, a medieval fair, has come to Bayport, promising fun and excitement for all. But the drama soon turns perilously real. A crowded platform crashes to the ground. A shard of glass pierces Callie's arm. A knight errant is knocked unconscious. And each incident is accompanied by an ominous note -- a threat to bring wrack and ruin to Avalon!
From the back of the book: Enjoy a little peace and murder High in the untamed Adirondack Mountains lurks one of the most fiendish plots Frank and Joe Hardy have ever encountered. On a mission to rescue their good friend Holly from the cult of the lunatic Rajah, the boys unwittingly become the main event in one of the madman's deadly rituals-human sacrifice. Fleeing from gun-wielding "religious" zealots and riding a danger-infested train through the wilderness, Frank and Joe arrive home to find the worst has happened. The Rajah and his followers have invaded Bayport. As their hometown is about to go up in flames, the boys look to Holly for help. But Holly has plans of her own, and one deadly secret....
Frank and Joe must take the shine off a jewel thief who sends ominous riddles in this Hardy Boys adventure.First a priceless painting disappears from the museum; then two ancient samurai swords vanish from a private collection. A string of robberies has hit Bayport, and all signs point to "the Phantom," a recently released ex-con who last struck more than twenty years ago. There's only one problem: the Phantom has vanished into thin air, and not even Frank and Joe Hardy can track him down.Then the boys begin receiving threatening notes in the mail, each one containing a strange riddle. And it looks like the Phantom's next target could be the valuable Emerald of Astara, the 2,500-year-old crown jewel of the Bayport Historical Museum. Can the Hardys crack the Phantom's code before he strikes again?
From the back of the book: IT'S A FREE-FOR-ALL COMPETITION-AND THE HARDYS ARE IN A RACE AGAINST CRIME! THE WINTER MAX-GAMES HAVE HIT BAYPORT, AND DANGER IS RUNNING WILD. FROM SNOWBOARDING TO SKY SURFING. SABOTAGE THREATENS NEARLY EVERY EVENT. BUT FRANK AND JOE HAVE LANDED) THE MOST HAZARDOUS ASSIGNMENT OF ALL! SAFEGUARDING 18-YEAR-OLD NEAL JORDAN, SON OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. TALK ABOUT YOUR HOTDOG STUNTS. THE PLAN CONCOCTED BY A GANG OF BRAZEN KIDNAPPERS IS SO CRAZY, IT JUST MIGHT WORK. BUT FIRST THEY'LL HAVE TO TAKE FRANK AND JOE OUT OF THE GAME. SNOWMOBILES AND SNOWBOARDS, ICE PICKS AND PARACHUTES ARE ALL IN THE MIX, AND THE BOYS WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO PUT THESE CRIMINALS ON ICE! ======== From inside the book: Danger in the Extreme At five thousand feet, a safe skydiving altitude, Frank and Joe got ready to jump. Joe opened the door and looked out. "This is a pretty intense way to drop in for a visit," he said. Frank laughed as he pulled down his goggles. "See you on the ground," he said, and jumped out into the wind. Seconds later Joe followed. The wind grabbed him momentarily as he cleared the plane, then he was falling free and clear. He enjoyed the view as he counted off the seconds. Then he pulled his rip cord. From experience, Joe expected the chute to jerk him up as it opened and caught air. He felt a slight tug, that was all. He heard a ripping sound and looked up. His heart caught in his throat. His main chute and his reserve had come out in one big tangled ball. The wind whipped at the knotted mass over his head. He was not slowing down.
From the back of the book: A CALL TO ACTION LEADS THE HARDY BOYS ON A ROLLER COASTER RIDE OF TERROR! Frank and Joe have received an urgent message from their father: He needs their help on a case at the South Carolina sci-fi theme park, The Fourth Dimension. Soon after their arrival, however, the case takes a dark and shocking turn. Before the boys can even learn the details of their father's investigation, they learn that he's been kidnapped! But the Hardys enter The Fourth Dimension at their own risk. The search for their missing father draws them into a fight against an elusive enemy armed with rampaging robots, hurtling hovercraft, and deadly laser guns. Their only chance to solve the mystery is to execute a far-out, futuristic battle plan of their own! =============== From inside the book: Danger in the Fourth Dimension As the ride barreled down a steep decline, Joe saw the man in the alien costume crawling over the back of a roller coaster car toward him. Just then Frank slid into Joe's car and said, "We've got company." The masked alien lunged at Joe. One of the man's claws tightened around Joe's neck. Joe managed to choke out, "Frank . . . help!" Frank hurled himself forward and pushed hard against the alien's chest. "Get off him!" Frank growled. The alien's grip on Joe loosened. Suddenly the roller coaster entered a dark cavern. Joe felt a fist slam hard into his stomach. Breathless, he clutched his middle and sank to the seat of the car. Then he saw the alien elbow Frank in the stomach. "Hold on, Frank!" Joe cried out. Frank staggered backward. He'd lost his balance and was about to fall off" the speeding roller coaster!
Frank and Joe must catch a villain calling himself the Masked Marauder before he blows up a television station.
When Joe leads his fellow baseball campers in a cheer at the day's end, the stands where they all are perched come crashing down. And that's just the first in a sinister chain of events at the camp.
The Hardy boys and two friends take a camping trip to the Rocky Mountains in an attempt to locate a gang of credit-card counterfeiters.
"Wow, Joe, I can't believe there are actually people out there who would mess around with all these awesome ancient ruins." Yeah, but Frank, it's because of them that ATAC sent us here to Rome, and nothing beats this Italian food.
From the back of the book: Flight of fury! Joe's girlfriend, Vanessa Bender, has introduced the Hardys to an old friend of her family, Brett Cooper. Bret is the pilot and designer of Brett's Beauty, the high powered piston-engine prop plane set to compete in the upcoming Bayport Unlimited Air Races. But while he's aiming to break the world speed record, someone else has targeted him for terror! The' key to the case is the mystery of Brett Cooper himself-his hidden past, his hidden enemies. For Frank and Joe, the investigation quickly turns into a crash course in danger, as they fly blind into a web of blackmail, sabotage, and murder. They're about to learn that in a world of daredevil pilots and death-defying stunts, the risks can be sky-high. ============= From inside the book: BIRD OF PREY Joe rolled down the window of the van and gazed up at the plane. Suddenly the landing gear descended from the Mustang. "Now what?" Joe muttered as the plane's nose dipped. When the plane swooped down in front of the van, Frank veered to the side of the road and slammed on the brakes. "Get out!" he shouted. Joe and Frank ran into the field beside the road and fell to their stomachs. An instant later, the Mustang thundered over the van The wheels of the plane connected with the roof, and the van tipped over and crashed onto its side. Joe got up and shook his fist at the airplane. "Come down and fight us face-to-face, you coward!" "Get down!" Frank yelled, pulling Joe into the grass. The wind from the propeller threw grass and dirt into the air, and the wheels were so low they almost skidded across Joe's back. "We're trapped!" Frank shouted. "The van is out of commission and there's nowhere to hide!"
From the back of the book: A crisis hits home When an ultrasecret project takes Fenton Hardy to Massachusetts, the Hardy Boys come home one afternoon to find that kidnappers have taken their mother. The kidnappers demand to talk to Frank and Joe's father within twenty-four hours-or the boys may never talk to their mother again! The key to the case is at Prometheus Computing, where Fenton is in charge of security. The company's latest product is a highly advanced computer chip, sure to shape the future of artificial intelligence. But to protect the chip and their family, the Hardys will have to rely on their natural intelligence and courage. They must find their father and infiltrate the DANGER ZONE before time runs out on their mother! ================ From inside the book: AMBUSHED! The security guard directed Frank and Joe into a courtyard surrounded by ivy-covered walls. "What is this place?" Joe asked. They both spun around at a loud metallic boom behind them. A metal gate had crashed to the ground, sealing off the exit. Then each window in the building was thrown open, and from the second floor up, long ropes flopped to the ground. "I think we have visitors," Frank said. Suddenly the walls came alive. Clutching the ropes, a dozen people rappeled downward. Within seconds, they surrounded the brothers. Frank gulped. The black uniforms weren't very welcoming, nor were the flak vests and gas masks. But the worst-definitely the worst-were the submachine guns, pointed at their heads!
IT'D BE A CRIME TO LOSE THIS TOOTH While on holiday in London, Frank and Joe Hardy learn that a new invention--a voice transmitter that can be implanted in a tooth--has been stolen. The prime suspect is a notorious spy who has recently been spotted in London, but shortly after the Molar Mike is stolen, the Hardys catch a trespasser in the lab where the transmitter originated. The suspect list is growing, and there's little time to spare. To catch this wily criminal, Frank and Joe need to hunt all over London--from back alleys to the Tower of London. With new suspects popping up at every turn, and disaster threatening the teens, can they manage to sink their teeth into the crook before it's too late?
Stunt work is dangerous enough, but someone is looking to really push stuntman McCauley over the edge. So when Mr. Hardy agrees to look into Terrence's odd string of accidents, Frank and Joe decide to make it a family affair. Things get really interesting when Joe poses as Terrence to protect him--and when the culprit captures the Hardy boys' parents to use as bait.
Excited by the opportunity to witness a total solar eclipse as part of a research project at the Mauna Kea Observatory, Frank and Joe Hardy must use their sleuthing skills to find out who is responsible for the murder of the expedition's leader.
A new museum is under construction outside Bayport, and it's like no museum Frank and Joe have ever seen. Its theme is prehistory, and its #1 attraction is sure to be the dinosaur park. But when the boys sign on to help prepare for opening day, they make a startling discovery: Not only are the dinosaurs incredibly lifelike .. they are potentially lethal!
From the back of the book: Terrorist bombs and bullets When Joe's girlfriend, Iola, is blown to bits by a bomb meant for Joe and Frank, the two brothers vow to punish her murderer. The killer is still on their trail, but before Joe and Frank can turn the tables on him, they're snatched up by the Network, a secret government agency that desperately wants the Hardys under wraps for their own good. Then they learn that Iola's killer is "The Assassin," an infamous international terrorist. Joe and Frank are just his warm-up for a larger target-one whose destruction will rock the world. To stop him, they've got to slip out of the clutches of the Network... and challenge the Assassin face-to-face.
From the back of the book: Haunted hotel Callie Shaw invites Frank and Joe to Runner's Harbor, a hotel in Barbados run by her cousins. But just as the brothers arrive, they're met by a horrifying host. Then things get even scarier. From trap doors and secret passages to ghostly gunmen, the young detectives come face-to-face with the mysterious spirit world. It seems Runner's Harbor has a skeleton in every closet-and they're all out to put the brother team into an early grave. ================ From inside the book: SKELETON CREW Slowly Joe walked along the rocking deck. He had one hand on the rail and the other on his torch. The boat lurched in the water, and Joe lost his balance, waving the torch awkwardly in the direction of the wheelhouse. The flame cast an eerie light, but he had no difficulty picking out the figure at the wheel of the ship. It was a man, or what remained of a man. The body was nothing but a skeleton frozen in time.