This is when the Hardy Boys series started to jump the shark. How much money does the Hardy family have? They own multiple motorcycles, at least two cars, a boat, all manner of bicycles and a Geiger counter. They have a private charter pilot (Jack Wayne) to fly them around at will. They have a crime lab in their garage. Fenton Hardy is world-renowned. The Hardy Boys are also brilliant students, star football players, and the two most attractive kids in high school. They get knocked out with a brick every other week, and yet they still suffer no long-term effects. They seemingly eat more every day then I do in a week. They manage to round up a gang of criminals every month, most of them in the same town. Why do all criminals choose to pursue illegal activity in Bayport of all places?
Shark-jumping aside, I enjoyed this book. Mr. French has a cool name. Good enough for me.