The Syndicate is a slavish imitation of The Hardy Boys, with the following exceptions:
- Frank is a brain in a vat. His only means of physical agency is via a colony of robotic bats.
- Joe is dead. He (or some entity pretending to be him) speaks via voices in Frank’s head and (occasionally) via Skype.
- Aunt Gertrude is an amoral mercenary.
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