This, the third book in the Tom Corbett series by "Carey Rockwell" (whoever he was in real life) is, like all of the Tom Corbett books, something special. It's another tale of the three young men who serve in the Solar Guard as Space Cadets. And this tale of the cadets' adventures is a story you've got to love, too. We mean, Space Pirates! Space Pirates! How cool can you get? There's an Energy Lock Formula that allows the Space Pirates (shiver me space-timbers, matey!) to rob spaceships at will. The Polaris crew must go underground to find the stolen formula...!
"ALL ABOARD!" A metallic voice rasped over the loud–speakers and echoed through the lofty marble and aluminum concourse of the New Chicago Monorail Terminal. "Atom City express on Track Seven! Space Academy first stop! Passengers for Space Academy will please take seats in the first six cars!" As the crowd of people waiting in the concourse surged through the gate leading to Track Seven, three boys in the royal–blue uniforms of the Space Cadet Corps slowly picked up their plastic space bags and joined the mass of travelers.