|House name||Franklin W. Dixon|
|Cover artist||Paul Bachem|
|Producer||Mega-Books of New York|
|Publication date||June 1990|
|Series||The Hardy Boys|
|Preceded by||The Money Hunt|
|Followed by||The Million-Dollar Nightmare|
- "Frank And Joe Put The Byte On A Case Of Computer Chaos!"
- — Tagline, from the front cover
Terminal Shock is the 102nd book in The Hardy Boys series and 43rd in the Digest line. It was first published in June 1990 by Minstrel Books (an imprint of Simon & Schuster) and has a reading level rating of 6.4.
From The Back Cover 
PROGRAMMED FOR DESTRUCTION
Frank is about to go on-line to talk with his computer-whiz pal Jim Lerner when a message flashes across his screen: HELP! I THINK I'M DYING!! The Hardy Boys rush to Jim's house, where they find him unconcious---the victim of a life-threatening poison!
Frank and Joe suspect that Jim stumbled onto an international smuggling ring, but the key to the case is locked away in his floppy disks. They have only one week to break the program's code---and to find the vital antidote to the poison! If they fail, this is one computer virus that could lead to TERMINAL SHOCK.
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- Joe hates computers at the start of this book, but loves them by the end.
- Frank owns an AT clone with a 4800 baud modem and a 386 processor that, according to Jim Lerner, "really screams!" Frank plans to get a VGA board for his computer real soon.
- ↑ The Hardy Boys #102 Terminal Shock
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