Diplomatic Deceit
House name Franklin W. Dixon
Cover artist Brian Kotzky
Publication information
Publisher Archway Paperbacks
Publication date April 1990
Media type Print (Paperbacks)
Pages 150
ISBN 0-671-67486-?
Series Hardy Boys Casefiles
Preceded by Danger Zone
Followed by Flesh and Blood
External links
The Hardy Boys Encyclopedia


"On the high wire of foreign affairs, one slip can lead to disaster!"
— Tagline, from the front cover

Diplomatic Deceit is the 38th book in the Hardy Boys Casefiles series.

Plot summary

The Hardys and friend Callie Shaw are off to Washington, D.C. Callie finally has the chance to meet her Parisian pen pal, Madeleine Berot, whose parents have been assigned to the French embassy. But when Maddy is caught shoplifting, Frank and Joe suspect that there's something rotten in the state of French diplomacy.

Determined to get to the bottom of the Madeleine Berot mystery, the Hardys find themselves caught in a web of international intrigue. They take of on a tingling chase through the nation's capital, pursuing a gang of continental con artists. In a case of D.C. deceit, it's up to Frank and Joe to nip the caper in the bud!


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