By Franklin W. Dixon

Unexplainable airplane crashes close to an airport at the East Coast plunge Frank and Joe Hardy right into a strange case. From the instant Frank and Joe discover a radioactive engine in an plane junkyard, unforeseen hazards strike like lightning. regardless of the repeated makes an attempt on their lives, the teenage detectives pursue their research, learning very important clues and others that supply the answer to at least one of the main baffling mysteries the men and Mr. Hardy have ever encountered.

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Pete doesn’t recognize. They performed final evening, and after they have been via Bozar informed them to not get back. Joe Clark, the emcee, bought sacked, too. ” “I’ll wager the group thinks the blokes understand too much,” Frank acknowledged. “They have been most likely famous on the airport Thursday evening. ” “And Bozar’s in with the gang,” Joe additional. He seemed glum. “My first task with a red-hot specialist combination and it blows up in my face. ” “Maybe no longer, Joe. i've got an concept. ” Frank placed via a cellphone name to Bernie Marzi, who proven that the Emergency go out were fired. “Tough good fortune, Bernie,” Frank sympathized. “But perhaps it’s solid good fortune for us. i assume the Torch may be trying to find a substitute? ” “Sure. ” “Well, how does this sound to you? We’ve obtained a solid combination the following in Bayport. think we follow for the activity? ” “Brilliant suggestion. If you’re all pretty much as good as Joe, you’ll be an enormous hit. touch Arthur J. Mulholland in Beemerville. He’s the agent. ” The Hardys summoned Phil Cohen to do the speaking. He came around in ten mins and telephoned the agent. Mulholland appeared happy. certain, the Flickering Torch wanted a band instantly, he stated. What a accident. He used to be checking via his records at that very second. “And I don’t have a folks rock team on faucet! ” he concluded. “Search no additional, Mr. Mulholland,” Phil acknowledged with a bit of luck. “I have a very good band that’s to be had. ” “What’s it known as? ” considering quick, Phil got here up with a reputation. “The South Forty,” he spoke back. “Never heard of them,” the agent answered. “They’re enormous round Bayport,” Phil guaranteed him. “Three guitars, drums, and organ. ” “What’s your identify? ” “Phil Cohen. ” Mulholland requested a few technical questions about track. Phil expertly fielded each of them. “Okay, you appear to be aware of your stuff,” the agent stated eventually. “I’ll offer you a shot at it. You’ll commence this night. Leon Bozar, the chief, pays you. ” “We’ll be there with our gear,” Phil promised. “Okay, yet don’t deliver any amplifiers. the executive of the Flickering Torch says they use merely their very own. they've got an organ, too. ” Phil thanked the agent and hung up. Joe set free a whoop of triumph. “Great going, Phil. any further you’re our agent. ” The Hardys contacted Biff and Tony. Biff provided to force all of them in his father’s station wagon. “Good,” Frank advised him. “We’ll meet at our condominium approximately seven-thirty. We’re due on level at 9 o‘clock sharp. And incidentally, Biff, Joe and that i will put on disguises so don’t panic if you happen to see us! ” whereas awaiting night, Frank and Joe made up our minds to exploit the afternoon to make an aerial look for the mysterious van that Joe had visible at Pete Guilfoyle’s position. They drove to the airport for his or her airplane and Frank piloted the craft north alongside the coast. He flew in from the ocean and drifted lazily over the Marlin Crag Cliffs. Then he rotated low over Beemerville, the place the Flickering Torch stood out sincerely at the road. “See something fascinating? ” Frank requested as he grew to become earlier Beemerville. “Lots of automobiles, vehicles, and trailers, yet no giant van,” Joe answered. “Negative the following, too.

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