By Franklin W. Dixon
At the excessive twine of international affairs, one slip may end up in disaster!
The Hardys and good friend Callie Shaw are off to Washington, D.C. Callie ultimately has the opportunity to fulfill her Parisian pen good friend, Madeleine Berot, whose mom and dad were assigned to the French embassy. but if Maddy is stuck shoplifting, Frank and Joe suspect that there's anything rotten within the country of French diplomacy.
Determined to resolve the Madeleine Berot secret, the Hardys locate themselves stuck in an internet of overseas intrigue. They take of on a tingling chase during the nation's capital, pursuing a gang of continental con artists. In a case of D.C. deceit, it's as much as Frank and Joe to nip the caper within the bud!