Author(s): DIXON FRANKLIN W
In an effort to recover a top-secret instrument needed by the space program, the Hardy boys travel to South America, hot on the trail of a notorious ring of spies.
Franklin W. Dixon is a pen name used by a variety of authors writing for the classic series, The Hardy Boys. The first and most well-known "Franklin W. Dixon" was Leslie McFarlane, a Canadian author who contributed 19 of the first 25 books in the series. Other writers who have adopted the pseudonym include Christopher Lampton, John Button, Amy McFarlane, and Harriet Stratemeyer Adams.