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The Demolition Mission

Franklin W Dixon

The Demolition Mission
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ISBN: 9780671730581

Description

Invited to test-drive the prototype of a new world-class sports car, Frank and Joe unwittingly become involved in a lethal game of demolition derby as someone plots to steal the souped-up race car.

Reviewed on 31st December 2023

The Hardys head to the racetrack to take on a case their father is too busy for, and naturally bring Chet along for the ride.

This is noticeable for the danger in the story, which feels higher than in some, with a lot of ways that the characters could die or sustain serious injury.

However it does manage to provide more female characters than I’m used to from the series, featuring a bigger role for Callie, and a guest character who is a racing driver. Not up to modern levels or passing any sort of test, but a noticeable step forward.

The plot is solid if a bit convoluted, with a lot going on, and the technology feels a lot more modern.

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