Perfect Getaway (The Hardy Boys Casefiles, Book 12)
Franklin W. Dixon
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It is the ultimate criminal operation. For a huge fee, Perfect Getaway Travel Ltd., will provide a clean escape from the police. To crack the ring, Frank and Joe pose as a pair of crooks looking for a safe hideout. But when they finally manage to reach their mystery destination, the brother detectives find themselves trapped in a private kingdom. A garden of evil, ruled by a murderous crime-lord - where an exit visa only costs a cool five million dollars! Will Frank and Joe manage to escape and blow the whistle on this gang before they are sent on a one way journey to death?
check these little old numbers out. We've got a communications setup here that can do that in no time flat." He started to leave, then paused. "I forgot," he said to the Hardys. "You two haven't been issued weapons yet. Until that happens, you can use this." The chief took a pearl-handled six-gun out of a cabinet near the desk and tossed it to Joe. Then he left the room. As soon as he was gone, shutting the door behind him, Igor turned eagerly to the Hardys. "You two have to help me escape,"
chief's cry of triumph. "You lost, boy. You're dead!" Chapter 12 THAT WAS WHAT Joe had been waiting for. As soon as he felt the rope tighten around him, he came to an abrupt halt. At the same moment he grabbed the rope in both hands and yanked with every ounce of his strength, praying that he had made his move fast enough to stop the chief from bracing himself in the saddle. It worked, just as Joe had gambled it would. Caught by surprise, the chief didn't have time either to brace
be anything else, Chief?" Dimitri asked. The chief's eyes flicked around to meet Joe's hard gaze. Then he looked at Dimitri and said, "No. You're dismissed. Tell the engineer to get the train moving." After Dimitri left, the chief and the Hardys sat silently in their compartment until the train started rolling. "Glad to see you're being sensible," Joe said. "That means you're going to stay alive. Don't look so mad, though. Life in jail won't be so bad. I'm sure you'll be out in twenty or
beautiful ranch house, at the toppled locomotive and the smoking ruin of the ranch's rolling stock, he muttered, "But we did expect to get to help in the treatment." "General," Frank said inquiringly, "how did the chief get away with this for so long?" "Frank," the general said with a sigh, "men are weak when it comes to money. I am certain that we will discover that a number of our young officers currently in the field have been corrupted." "Sir," Joe said, thinking of the captain in the
that case, this place will be your final destination." His grin grew more ghoulish. "Or should I say, your eternal resting place." Chapter 4 "FIRST WE TAKE care of business," Bob told the Hardys as he pressed the buzzer to the door of the mansion. Another man in fatigues and carrying an M-16 opened the door and waved them through. The interior was a surprise. The outside of the mansion looked straight out of the South before the Civil War, but inside everything was strictly contemporary.