In this hardbound edition of the 1st novel of the new series, Tom and his father are ordered to attend a meeting of a world organization on pollution. As they stand practically accused of being among... More > the worst, they are secretly being requested to help create a means to scrub environmental pollutants from the air over the South Pole and to rebuild the ozone layer.
As they leave they are accosted by a strange African man who claims that his nation has no water and that Tom must help or all of his people will die.
After investigating the situation the young inventor realizes that the man's plea is in earnest and so he now has two major projects to work on: Fix the ozone layer and bring water to a drought-ridden nation.
To make things more complicated, a mysterious squadron of all-black MIG fighters keep appearing wherever Tom goes, seemingly bent on destroying everything he is working toward and may even be out to kill him! Is this going to be possible, or is this to be Tom's first major failure?< Less
This novella-length story is the precursor story to the novel Tom Swift and the AntiInferno Suppressor, part of the NEW TOM SWIFT INVENTION SERIES. It tells the back story about how the original Tom... More > Swift created a flying fire fighting airship, the notes from which assisted the future Tom Swift in developing a modern day version.
Tom is witness to a horrific fire that destroys a historic building in his home town. Unable to reach the top floors with their older fire pumps and engines, the firemen of the town cannot stop the blaze. And, it is a suspicious blaze to Tom when he spies his rival, and town bully running from the fire site.
Believing there must be something he can do, Young Tom tries to refit his incredible airship, the Red Cloud, for the purpose but soon realized an even larger and purpose-built airship is required.
The ship undergoes tests of varying success but also might be the source of injuring a man.
Tom preservers only to have a final setback delivered by his rival.< Less
In this hardbound edition of the tenth book of the new series, young inventor Tom Swift finds himself with a mystery. Someone is insisting on a face-to-face meeting but refuses to tell Tom why or who... More > he is. When the truth becomes known it sets Tom on a path that will see him building a flying vehicle capable of locating buried bodies, being pressed into a rescue mission when a volcano erupts and threatens to destroy a major city, which then catapults him right into the toughest assignment he's ever faced.
Flying through space or swimming deeper in the ocean than anyone ever has is child's play compared to what he faces. The very earth under our feet has a mysterious tear that could destroy several New England states. It might even travel across the country eventually causing a super volcanic eruption under Yosemite.
Tom has never faced the very planet he lives on as an opponent in a battle like this.< Less
In this hardbound edition, Tom Swift faces two parts of an old comet that have started heading toward Earth. The news media attempts to stir up a really big panic about it all, not very many... More > astronomers are certain that it isn’t just a tempest in a teacup.
Until the day it turns out to be much more than that.
While governments dither and scientists endlessly debate, and while religious zealots want people to just give up and pacifists fight with those who say that a nuclear deterrent is what’s called for, Tom and his team at Swift Enterprises leap into action.
But, if blasting the problem apart isn’t a viable solution, what can possibly be?
Given the relatively brief amount of time available to take action, is there really something that Tom can do?
To make matters worse for Tom, his head of Security has been kidnapped and is nowhere on Earth to be found. But Harlan Ames isn't just sitting as a prisoner--although that is exactly what he is--and their paths are destined to cross again.< Less