Diplomatic Deceit (The Hardy Boys Casefiles, Book 38) by Franklin W. Dixon

By Franklin W. Dixon

At the excessive twine of international affairs, one slip may end up in disaster!

The Hardys and good friend Callie Shaw are off to Washington, D.C. Callie ultimately has the opportunity to satisfy her Parisian pen buddy, Madeleine Berot, whose mom and dad were assigned to the French embassy. but if Maddy is stuck shoplifting, Frank and Joe suspect that there's anything rotten within the country of French diplomacy.

Determined to unravel the Madeleine Berot secret, the Hardys locate themselves stuck in an online of overseas intrigue. They take of on a tingling chase in the course of the nation's capital, pursuing a gang of continental con artists. In a case of D.C. deceit, it's as much as Frank and Joe to nip the caper within the bud!

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Porfirio, “No Way Out,” 83–86. 18. Hazel E. Barnes, The Literature of Possibility: A Study in Humanistic Existentialism (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1959). 28 Steven M. Sanders 19. Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus, trans. Justin O’Brien (New York: Vintage Books, 1955), 90. 20. Thomas Nagel, “The Absurd” (1971), reprinted in Nagel’s Mortal Questions (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979), 23. 21. See the entry on Red Light by Bob Porfirio in Silver and Ward, Film Noir, 241. 22.

13. Quoted in Hayde, My Name’s Friday, 43. 14. Hallam and Marshment, Realism and Popular Cinema, 194. Naked City : The Relativist Turn in TV Noir Robert E. Fitzgibbons Film noir’s evolution from the silver screen to the television screen was untidy at best; and this is nowhere more evident than in the transition from the feature-length movie The Naked City (Jules Dassin, 1948) to the TV show of the same title some ten years later. Although the movie was not the best of the noir genre, it was good and had many of the unmistakable classic noir markings: high-contrast black-and-white photography, stark images, severe camera angles, brutality, (a bit of) suggested sexual promiscuity, mystery, a major touch of evil, and moral absolutes.

In his new incarnation, Martin terrorizes the city with a series of daring liquor store robberies. The man’s intimate knowledge of how the police work suggests that he is a rogue cop. His cunning duplicity revealed by police lab work (bullets fired from the cop killer’s gun are shown to match one fired from the robber’s), the killer is eventually, in a striking sequence, given a face by police artists, who assemble the robbery victims to construct a group portrait. The patient and time-consuming check of leads provides yet another breakthrough.

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