- "Sometimes when you take crime head-on, you get caught in a deadly cross fire..."
- — Tagline, from the front cover
Wrong Side of the Law is the 102nd book in the The Hardy Boys Casefiles series.
Frank and Joe stroll out of the movies straight into a real-life drama in progress: a lightning-quick bank robbery. Guns blazing, bullets flying, the same masked gang has hit a batch of local banks, always pulling off the heist right after the arrival of a new shipment of cash. But now the Hardys are in the hunt, vowing to make the robbers pay.
Cutting them down won't be easy, thought. Not only have the crooks crafted near-perfect disguises, they're loaded with firepower and ready to let it fly. But the boys have come up with one lead from a very surprising source: Joe's girlfriend, Vanessa. The clue could turn the case in the Hardy's favor...if the gang doesn't turn on Vanessa first!