This hardbound edition of the fifth novel in the series starts with a near tragedy. But, not one to let setbacks stop him, Tom Swift accepts a contract to help complete a NOAA weather station in... More > Florida that has lost its primary contractor. While investigating the site he and his best friend Bud are nearly killed in an explosion. Or, was it an attack?
He sets about creating a safety and security system but encounters a mysterious submarine out in the Gulf of Mexico. It turns out that an old enemy is up to their old tricks and are willing to do anything to stop—or kill—Tom.
He knows the old saying about how you can't do anything about the weather, but has never believed it. And so Tom works to invent a method for breaking up hurricanes before they can do any damage. But the typical mix of sabotage, strange circumstances and even being waylaid on a deserted island can't stop our hero. But, about that weather thing…< Less
In this hardbound edition of the 4th novel in the series, Tom is asked to help save the crew of a nuclear submarine, and then to recover the actual sub before it can be claimed as salvage and... More > stripped of its top secrets. His efforts lead him to being requested to undertake a monumental task: locating and recovering the more than half-dozen "lost" nuclear submarines sitting on the bottom of several of the Earth's oceans.
More than that, he must also find their nuclear-tipped torpedoes and reactors, some of which are no longer with the hull. With nothing available from his own company, it looks hopeless until the Navy loans him a holdover from the Cold War, a submarine carrier capable of holding and launching several attack class subs.
He refits it for the mission and sets out only to discover that saboteurs, spies, possible terrorists and even foreign governments are out to see him fail.< Less
In this hardbound edition of the 11th novel in The New Tom Swift Invention Series, someone is setting huge fires in an apparent attempt to draw Tom Swift into becoming involved in what looks like... More > terrorist attacks. When a near tragedy and a request from a dear friend finally do prompt the young inventor into action, he discovers that an old enemy may be behind these fires.
As he tries to find a solution for fighting the fires--and hopes that the FBI might catch the perpetrators--Tom finds that the writings of his namesake, the original Tom Swift, may hold the clues to the answer he seeks. An entire notebook tells the story of the trials and successes of his ancestor. But can modern technology do what he wants?
This volume contains both the novel as well as a novella that tells the story of the original Tom and his search to create an aerial firetruck.< Less
In this hardbound edition of the second book in the series, a consortium of airlines industry executives beg Tom Swift and his father to help them out of a spiraling problem. No matter what they try... More > to do to keep airport and aircraft noise down, and no matter how far out of town airports are constructed, people snap up the land around, build housing complexes and the folks who move in begin complaining about the noise.
On top of this, fuel prices are out of control.
Can Tom do something? Can he find a way to reduce aircraft noise levels far below anything anyone else has been able to accomplish. Is it possible for him to find a way to make jet turbines super fuel efficient? And, can he do this all for not just new jets but for the huge fleets of existing aircraft out there?
With so many things to tackle, about the last thing he needs is an industrial spy out to steal both his plans and the publicity, and an unprovoked missile attack as he does a test flight. If he has to give up, what will happen?< Less