- "When crime is on the rise, danger is sure to come down."
- — Tagline, from the front cover
Winner Take All is the 85th book in the The Hardy Boys Casefiles series.
Frank and Joe's friend Ben Martin has just hit the jackpot in the state lottery. His prize: a cool five million dollars' worth of pure danger! Ben's about to discover that sudden wealth can be a sure ticket to disaster...because there's nothing like cold, hard cash to bring out the cold-hearted schemes of a greedy, criminal mind.
The high cost of living is already taking a toll -- Ben's sister, Emily, has been kidnapped for a king's ransom. From small-time hustlers to big-time operators, just about everyone's looking for a piece of the action, and the Hardys have no trouble finding suspects. The trick is getting to Emily and getting her home before she pays the highest price of all!