The Arctic Patrol Mystery

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Grosset & Dunlap, 1969 - Fiction - 176 pages
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Private investigator Fenton Hardy enlists the aid of his teen-age detective sons in a search for a missing man being sought by an insurance company. All leads to the sailor's whereabouts have petered out and the boys fly to Iceland, the man's native land, hoping to find a new clue. From the moment Frank and Joe arrive in Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland, they are in constant danger. They are shadowed by a mysterious blond man who is later responsible for the crash landing of their chartered plane on a vast glacier. Stranded in a fierce blizzard, the detective brothers narrowly escape death. Other perils confront them when their friends Chet Morton and Biff Hooper vanish under alarming circumstances. In the spine-chilling pursuit that follows, Frank and Joe uncover a diabolical espionage plot that threatens the life of a U.S. astronaut and NASA's moon project. - Flyleaf.

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This threw away RARE chance to kidnap, bind, gag Callie Shaw---FINALLY!
When attempt made to abduct Frank off street in front of Callie, it should HAVE SUCCEEDED, Callie ALSO TAKEN so not (as
she did) raise alarm. Frank manages to untie himself, then Callie, they escape. Story could have used such drama, excitement, otherwise slow-moving as the ice cap set on later. What were you thinking in this case--- or, as frustratingly always, NOT!--- "Franklin W. Dixon"?
And Frank and Joe got tied up AGAIN, Biff got tied up and gagged AGAIN, Eskimo boy tied up. (Took to Casefiles #1 Dead on Target, 1987, regular #112 Demolition mission, 1992, FINALLY for Callie.)

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this book was really consists of both adventure & excitement. Once i started reading it, i cant stop myself. it is really very thrilling.all the attacks of a polar bear,the plane crash,the kidnapping and the bombardments makes it very interesting to read, was the best book i have ever read.....  

About the author (1969)

Franklin W. Dixon is a pen name used by a variety of authors writing for the classic series, The Hardy Boys. The first and most well-known "Franklin W. Dixon" was Leslie McFarlane, a Canadian author who contributed 19 of the first 25 books in the series. Other writers who have adopted the pseudonym include Christopher Lampton, John Button, Amy McFarlane, and Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.

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