If you have a go at this one, you'll have your quidsworth--an adventure, espresso, boffo also with lots of 'umor, entailing the doings of the Queen Street Boys and Mino-Minor in particular, whose father, a nuclear scientist, disappears. So does his Silver Egg (the ""smallest and most powerful source of industrial energy ever discovered""--except maybe for Mino-Minor whose ergs seem to be limitless) in the hands of the enemy, one Schpittz who is described as having a slight accent. ""Vott it izz this der meanink of"" (and how did dis ""this"" get in there?)--well, not too much since Mr. Skirrow forcefeeds his plot with lots of eruptive activities as well as expostulary sound effects. . . . Boysterous, but just right for them.