When Joe's girlfriend is killed in the blast of a terrorist bomb, Frank and Joe Hardy pursue a ruthless terrorist leader, the infamous Al-Rousasa, who has targeted a presidential candidate for assassination. (from Goodreads)
Series: 1 of Hardy Boys Casefiles
Rating: 3 stars
When Iola Morton, Joe Hardy's girlfriend, is killed in a bomb meant for Frank and Joe, it sends the two of them, along with Frank's girlfriend Callie Shaw, their friend Tony Prito and Iola's brother Chet, into a dark world of terrorism.
This was the first Hardy Boys book I ever read... and finished. (I was a Nancy Drew fan and was scandalized at how similar they were. I'm smarter now.)
This was pretty good. Tons more action and a lot less romance then in the Nancy Drew files, which I am incredibly grateful for. If you guys wanna know something about me, it's that I hate romance books. Sweet Valley High is like the most I can handle.
I do remember the first time I read this book, I was 16 and in love with Joe Hardy, because of how snarky he was. Now I'm 20 and love both Hardy's equally. Joe because of the snark but less because of his sexist comments, and Frank because he's a nerd.