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The Bombay Boomerang (Hardy Boys #49)

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Frank and Joe Hardy become involved in a case affecting national security when Joe dials a wrong telephone number and gets the Pentagon. Two words-- "Bombay Boomerang"-- that the boys hear before the line goes dead plunge them into a whirlpool of danger and intrigue. At the same time, Frank and Joe must save their father from a murderous gang stealing mercury shipments in ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published January 1st 1970 by Grosset & Dunlap
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Britney Hill
Aug 30, 2016 Britney Hill rated it it was amazing
This book was terrible probably one of the best books of the series. The descriptive language was amazing and the book made sure that I didn't put it down until it was over. It was thrilling and there were no loose ends left unexplained. Every part of the book was understandably realistic as well. The book caused me to empathize with the characters in trouble, and get incredibly angry at the villains. Especially, (view spoiler) ...more
James C
Jun 17, 2013 James C rated it really liked it
In The Bombay Boomerang by Franklin W. Dixon the Hardy boys get a strange phone call that is involved in a case that will affect national security. Joe hardy accidentally dials the wrong number and he calls the Pentagon and the man on the other end of the phone says Bombay boomerang and hangs up. The boys find out that the plot is for terrorist to reach havoc on the United states using missiles. their plan is to overthrow the government of the united states at the end the Hardy boys are able to ...more
Nov 27, 2015 Jed rated it it was amazing
I suggest this book to anyone who likes to read mysteries. It is about two boys who solve a case involving mercury. The confusing part about the book is when the word "Bombay Boomerang" is talked about. Eventually they discover that the thugs are using these words for a secret code. Towards the end they discover that a ship which was hauling mercury was being hijacked. The two boys must find the hideout of the thugs before the world becomes in danger.
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Jul 05, 2016 Nick Osborne rated it liked it
Shelves: child-and-teen
Read the older version. 1 star for quality of writing, 5 stars for the nostalgia from my childhood = 3 stars.
Daniel Rose
Jul 26, 2012 Daniel Rose rated it liked it
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Over hearing a phone call that seems out wack from the Pentagon the Hardy boys over hear the words "Bombay Boomerang" sending them on a wild goose chase as usaul. Finding that there father has disappeared his timely rescue, all things pointing to India and freighters bringing in the murcury that their father is also tracking seems coincidental but leads the brothers and friends Chet and Phil to once again catch the bad guys and in this case save the entire country from destruction.
Chris Hayes
Jan 26, 2016 Chris Hayes rated it really liked it
Our trip through the Hardy Boys adventures continue. This was one of our favorites.
Aug 07, 2009 Ria rated it it was amazing
An ok story. Worth reading but not the most exciting that i have read so far.
It is another Hardy Boys book, need I say more!
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May 25, 2009 Marts (Thinker) rated it really liked it
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Another great Hardy Boys adventure!!
May 22, 2012 Kolan rated it really liked it
read when I was 10 through 13
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Recommends it for: JF Dix
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