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The Secret Warning

Franklin W Dixon, John Button, Leslie McFarlane & James D Lawrence

The Secret Warning
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ISBN: 0448089173

Description

The owner of a gold pharaoh's head claims it was aboard a freighter, but suspicions arise that he is trying to defraud the shipping line's insurance company.

Reviewed on 26th May 2016

The seventeenth book in the original Hardy Boys series, in its revised form, tells the tale of the brothers on the trail of an island inhabiting ghost, and a golden relic of ancient Egypt being imported too the United States for some sort of illegal sale (probably).

It feels like a bit of a mishmash of different plots, with many different mysteries tied together in a convoluted and unlikely web of intrigue. I'll admit to having taken a break from the story halfway (not through any specific fault of the book), but I didn't think this structure made it easy to keep up with everything that was going on.

Overall, fairly typical entry in the series. Didn't do anything special or notable and would probably have better served as a single sitting read.

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