|Title:||Tom Swift and His Motor Boat; or The Rivals of Lake Carlopa (Tom Swift Adventures, 2)|
|Categories:||The Walter Cronkite Collection|
|Publisher:||Grosset and Dunlap|
|Number of pages:||212|
A classic 1910 boys' adventure book along the lines of the Hardy Boys. Tom discovers a secret tunnel dug by criminals to access Swift Enterprises grounds and steal his secrets. He soups up a motorboat to get double the original speed. At one point, he fights for his life as he tries to outrace a boat full of gunmen from a criminal gang. Tom is kidnapped and imprisoned, but escapes. The style is lucid, simple, and clean for young readers. The setting of 1910 adds an exotic quality to today's readers.