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Offline MacGyver

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Wow! I had about forgotten about this. But here is the thread for this month's book of discussion: The Hardy Boys Casefiles #14 Too Many Traitors. Though I love all of The Hardy Boys books, this is definitely one of my top favorites. I have read and reread it quite a few times. First of all, the Hardy Boys are travelling to Spain in this book so from the start I like to see Frank and Joe going somewhere around the world. And The Network is involved. And The Hardys get framed and set up to take the fall for something. And Frank and Joe wind up on the run caught between three forces with the Network and the KGB and the local Spanish police all after them. And they're trying to figure the whole thing out with few clues and never knowing who they can really trust. Hence the name of the book- there're Too Many Traitors.
    And of course, the title foreshadows things as well as that theme will continue throughout the book up to the very end with a few neat little twists. There is of course plenty of action and danger along the way, including a scene where Frank and Joe are on the run from armed agents and going hand over hand on a rope from one building to a next, as is pictured on the cover- one of the most intense scenes and one of my favorites.
         We also find out that Frank is a fan of The Rolling Stones in this book. There are chases and confusion and mystery and intrigue and moments of grave peril and danger all mixed together with a political backdrop as well. And it's cool to see how The Hardy Boys manage to beat both the Network and the KGB at their own games.  It is well worth the read and the reread. :) 8)
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Re: August 2011 Book Club Discussion- Too Many Traitors (Casefiles #14)
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2011, 07:34:04 PM »
As I recall, this book mentions that the "trip" that Frank won was from an internet chess tournament, just about all the gaming that you could do back in 1988 online.
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Re: August 2011 Book Club Discussion- Too Many Traitors (Casefiles #14)
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2011, 07:37:37 PM »
I suppose so. I love playing chess- great game of skill. :)
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Re: August 2011 Book Club Discussion- Too Many Traitors (Casefiles #14)
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2011, 10:19:48 PM »
This too is one of my FAVORITES probably because of the danger and adventure. I will have to reread it. I know, I am soooo behind. But it's DEFINITELY one I would recommend to someone just getting into Casefiles and not necessarily having to start at number 1. Yes, DOT is a better place to start, but if someone wanted a handful, I'd include this one!!
I'm not on here as much or I just come on for a few moments. So I trying to keep up with posts. Sorry for being MIA. I've been off on a mission with Frank and Joe! :)