--This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
In tracing some stolen gold, the boys are led to an abandoned mine where things start to happen.
The story takes place in the mining community of Lucky Lode, Montana. On the way to Montana the Hardy's are tricked in Chicago by a connection of the gang and upon reaching Cold Springs are almost killed. Once in Lucky Lode they have encounters with the gang members who at all cost try and get rid of the Joe and Frank by any means necessary.
The gang turns out to be looking for the same gold claim as one of Fentons friends has claims too. Eventually the Hardy's find the gold and have to protect it from the gang.
The book had lots of suspense and action that other Hardy book could use. This has to be one of their best books if not the best. Read this book people. It's worth every bit of it.
Frank and Joe Hardy become involved in another mystery when their father calls them out west to help with a case. They are searching for a gang that is involved in robbery, and even on the way out west, they are kidnapped and attacked and it is only with great luck that they even are able to meet up with their father. They find him hurt badly, but begin the investigation on their own and learn about a mystery about gold that was stolen from a prospector years ago. Can the brothers keep out of harm's way long enough to solve the case?
"Hunting for Hidden Gold" is another solid offering in the Hardy Boys series, though I would not say this is one of the best. It is a bit of an adventure story and it gives the sense of really being out west (as opposed to a story set in Bayport). There is a definite sense of place in this book. As usual, this book is recommended for kids of all ages (even the 25 year old kid).
All these books are good, allowing they're for boys. The ice skating scenes were realistic and got me involved. The little house falling over the hillside I found hard to understand, as the boys cooked something on the stove after that. I assume it's a type of structure or something 1920's that I might not understand. Riding the train into Chicago was true to life for a small town boy, also the snow storms in Montana, are written by someone who had experienced them, or better had a strong imaginative understanding of situations. A good writer.
I wish these stories would be made into movies, not for special effect, for humor, or updated, but just as is, with actors who take the characters and situations seriously.
Hunting For Hidden Gold is a great book.I enjoyed this book because I love mysteries.I would recommend this book to anyone 10 or older. Read more