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"Fast wheels always race with death."
— Tag-line, from front cover

Street Spies is the 21st book in The Hardy Boys Casefiles series. It was first published by Archway Paperbacks (an imprint of Simon & Schuster) in November 1988.

Plot summary

Speed trap

Frank and Joe go undercover as big-city bicycle messengers to crack a gang of high-tech thieves. Millions of dollars in computer secrets have already been stolen, and the brother detectives are hot on the trail.

Zipping through New York traffic at top speeds is dangerous enough, but one of their fellow messengers is out for their blood. Joe's bike is rigged with a time bomb, then a dispatcher is shot down. Unless the Hardy's come up with a lead quickly, life in the fast lane could very easily turn to death....

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  • In Chapter 10, the events of Edge Of Destruction are referred to having happened "last year".
  • On page 32, Joe remembers that Iola had been killed by a terrorist bomb "over a year ago", thus establishing that Joe is now 18 years old, as he was 17 in Dead On Target (even though the internal writing of the book still gives Joe's age as 17).
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