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Terminal Shock
House name Franklin W. Dixon
Cover artist Paul Bachem
Publication information
Publisher Minstrel Books
Producer Mega-Books of New York
Publication date June 1990
Media type Paperback
ISBN ISBN 0671692887
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.

Plot summary

From The Back Cover [1]


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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  • Bayport

Businesses and organizations



  • 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.


  1. The Hardy Boys #102 Terminal Shock

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