Title: Street SpiesHardy Boys # 21 - Street Spies
Author: Franklin W. Dixon
Pages: 153
Reading Level: 9-12
Star Rating: ★★★

Street spies. Oh yeah…

The Story.

Millions of dollars worth of technological secrets have been stolen from Mr. Charles Chilton’s company, World-Wide Technologies. It is of vital importance not only that the operations be stopped, but also that the spy in Mr. Chilton’s staff be apprehended. That means it’s time for an unofficial investigation run by Frank, Joe, and their father, Fenton Hardy.

Frank and Joe both sign up to work for Speedway Messenger Service, the transportation company through which the leaks are suspected to have been made. And sure enough, both boys begin to observe some very interesting patterns… and are observed themselves by their enemies.

Can the Hardy boys survive the malice of a villain unafraid to use bombs and bullets against them?

Discussion.

Just by the way, I’d like to take a poll of how many believe the answer to the above question is “no”. You may comment below. Keep in mind that this is book #21 out of #100+. I don’t know if that will affect your answer…

#yupnope

Once again the Hardy Boys manage to handle a case that really is WAY bigger than them. They survive unsurvivable situations and generally outsmart every professional crook on the market. Way to go realism. Also, this is the first Casefile that I’ve read in which the boys work with their father. I realized once again how much I enjoy that aspect of the original series.

As I mentioned in The Crowning Terror, Joe’s girlfriend Iola is dead. In this particular case, Joe finds himself reminded of Iola by Mr. Chilton’s daughter, Tiffany, and feels affectionately towards her. The two of them kiss in one scene, but it’s in the midst of other intense-goings-on so it isn’t really described.

Conclusion. Ehp. So so. Allrightadoodles.

Review © 2014 Laura Verret

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