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19-Tom Swift and the Atlantean HydroWay By Victor Appleton II
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In the 19th adventure, Tom is asked for a double-header. Canada wants a version of his bullet train and Europe wants a high-speed cargo transportation system. The new bullet train should be easy and... More > require little of his time while the European project will occupy him with many new things to invent. Tom likes that sort of project. As he discovers, in very short order both point to similar solutions and each one brings him a new enemy, one political and one deadly dangerous. Canada was supposed to be easy, but government interference makes it nearly impossible, and just how the heck do you get a thousand tons of cargo across the ocean without using ships? When the mysterious Pangean Society rears its head, and appears determined to kill Tom to stop the Atlantic project, he can little realize just how close his enemy has come to him on more than one occasion! All this and more await you in this novel.< Less
19-Tom Swift and the Atlantean HydroWay (HB) By Victor Appleton II
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Tom Swift has been involved in numerous undersea adventures, even attempting to create an undersea tunnel in the North Atlantic—it was sabotaged, destroyed and abandoned before it might be... More > completed. His transcontinental bullet train for hauling freight across the nation in less than a day has been operating for nearly five years now with not a single interruption. However, when a request from a European Trade Commission comes in requesting something that would basically combine the two, he has to believe it is hardly possible to run a train underwater. The more he examines the possibilities, the more convinced he becomes that it is not just feasible, it is absolutely possible. When a tandem rail project for Canada appears to fall through at the last moment, and the Europeans appear unwilling to stop asking for changes, an enemy appears to be engaged in some sort of attempt to harm Swift Enterprises’ reputation and even Tom himself. In spite of this, Tom is all the more determined to make it work.< Less
18-Tom Swift and His Thermo-Ion Jetpack (HB) By Victor Appleton II
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The 18th book of the series. Like many people, Tom Swift—and his father, Damon—have dreamed of the days when the personal jet backpacks we’ve heard about since the 1940s become... More > reality. When a movie director from Hollywood comes to Tom to create the real thing—he demands reality in his science fiction films with special effects—it intrigues the young inventor enough to see what he might create. It’s a lot harder than it first appears! He must convince the director that his plans to have a 1940’s period piece with leather jackets and bullet-nosed SCUBA tank-shaped rockets has to be updated to match what he believes might be deliverable as a real device. The suit is hijacked by the stuntman and ends up shooting him into space making necessary a search and rescue mission. In the end, it is up to Bud Barclay to save the day and fly the suit for the film. But, a sudden attack might be sending him on a collision course with death. Can Tom rescue his best friend and save the movie?< Less
18-Tom Swift and His Thermo-Ion Jetpack By Victor Appleton II
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# 18 of this series. Tom Swift is called to put his inventive brains to work for Hollywood. A producer wants to resurrect the old movie series that featured a hero using a flying rocket pack. But,... More > when Tom convinces him that roaring flames and something looking like a pair of fire extinguishers isn't going to work, he agrees to set his serial in the near future. That leaves Tom the task of creating a wearable, flyable backpack that can run for a half hour at a time, be safe for the stunt man to fly, and look incredible. Forces are at work to steal such a technology from both Tom and another company in California that tried making something like it a year earlier. And, it turns out to be an old enemy of the Swifts behind it all. Now, with pressure put on him by the US Government and constant nagging requests to get the backpack delivered to the movie set, Tom must satisfy many people, keep the plans and actual device safe, and still get his and Bud's wife out to Hollywood to meet some stars.< Less