Running on Fumes: The Hardy Boys, Undercover Brothers
Franklin W. Dixon
Aladdin, 2005 (2005)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
ike the first, this second
Hardy Boys, Undercover Brothers
adventure starts with a cliffhanger -
American Teens Against Crime
) agents Frank and Joe Hardy are trapped on the 22nd floor of a burning office building. Once they get out of that one, they're sent on a new mission, to investigate a suspected ecoterrorist named Arthur Stench, who runs the
compound in the California desert.
fter a thirsty motorbike trip, Frank and Joe hitch a ride on a
with lovely young Petal Northstar and enter
, pretending to have seen the light about the evils of technology and materialism, and to seek new careers as wind farmers. The paranoid Stench carries a sword and has a huge bodyguard named Mondo. Other eccentric characters in the compound include Solar Man and an Einstein Wannabe.
Running on Fumes
, there's arson, capture and escape, way too much tofu, and a big surprise about the real purpose of
before the Hardy brothers get to bike out of there on another '
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