The Philadelphia Adventure Overview

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The Philadelphia Adventure is the fifth in a series of books that feature the indomitable Vesper Holly. It is a novel of high adventure imbued with classic elements: a beautiful, fearless heroine, a loyal side-kick with comic qualities, a dastardly villain, a worthy cause that involves saving the "whole blessed United States of America," a growing sense of intrigue and suspense, and a gripping conclusion that includes a high-speed chase—on bicycles. Written in the lighthearted vein of the old-fashioned melodrama, the story moves at a swift pace as Vesper seeks to outwit the fiendish Dr. Desmond Helvitius whose schemes know no limits in the evil they purport. Vesper is aided in her efforts to thwart Helvitius by a loyal contingent of friends that is will ing to risk life and limb for her. They endure kidnapping at gunpoint; they leap headfirst into fetid bogs; they are ravaged...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
The Philadelphia Adventure from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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