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ISBN13: 9780425224427
ISBN10: 0425224422
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For decades, Clive Cussler has been delighting readers with novels filled with suspense, action, and sheer audacity. Now he does it again, in one of the wildest, most entertaining historical thrillers in years. April 1950: The rusting hulk of a steam locomotive rises from the deep waters of a Montana lake. Inside is all that remains of three men who died forty-four years before. But it is not the engine or its grisly contents that interest the people watching nearby. It is what is about to come next . . . 1906: For two years, the western states of America have been suffering an extraordinary crime spree: a string of bank robberies by a single man who cold-bloodedly murders any and all witnesses and then vanishes without a trace. Fed up by the depredations of the Butcher Bandit, the U.S. government brings in the best man they can find-a tall, lean, no-nonsense detective named Isaac Bell, who has caught thieves and killers coast to coast. But Bell has never had a challenge like this one. From Arizona to Colorado to the streets of San Francisco during its calamitous earthquake and fire, he pursues what is quickly becoming clear to him is the sharpest criminal mind he has ever encountered, and the woman who seems to hold the key to the bandit's identity. Using science, deduction, and intuition, Bell repeatedly draws near only to grasp at thin air, but at least he knows his pursuit is having an effect. Because his quarry is getting angry now, and has turned the chase back on him. The hunter has become the hunted. And soon it will take all of Isaac Bell's skills not merely to prevail . . . but to survive. Filled with intricate plotting, dazzling signature set pieces, and not one but twoextraordinary villains, this is the work of a master writing at the height of his powers.

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In this stand-alone novel by the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author of the Dirk Pitt adventures, a no-nonsense detective is on the trail of the sharpest and deadliest criminal mind he has ever encountered: a serial robber who murders any and all witnesses. Available in a tall Premium Edition.

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Detective Isaac Bell returns in a remarkable new adventure from the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

It is 1902, and a bright, inexperienced young man named Isaac Bell, only two years out of his apprenticeship at the Van Dorn Detective Agency, has an urgent message for his boss. Hired to hunt for radical unionist saboteurs in the coal mines, he is witness to a terrible accident that makes him think something else is going on…that provocateurs are at work and bigger stakes are in play.

Little does he know just how big they are.

Given exactly one week to prove his case, Bell quickly finds himself pitted against two of the most ruthless opponents he has ever known—men of staggering ambition and cold-bloodedness who are not about to let some wet-behind-the-ears detective stand in their way.

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An invention that could change the world…

A ruthless agent that could destroy it…

Only Isaac Bell can save it.

On the ocean liner Mauretania, two European scientists with a groundbreaking new invention are rescued from abduction by the Van Dorn Detective Agency’s intrepid chief investigator, Isaac Bell. Unfortunately, they are not so lucky when one of the thugs attacks a second time. What are the scientists holding that is so precious? Something that will revolutionize business and world culture—and perhaps something more.

For war clouds are looming, and a ruthless espionage agent has spotted an opportunity to give the German Empire an edge in the coming conflict. It’s up to Isaac Bell to figure out who he is, what he’s up to, and stop him.

But Bell may already be too late.

About the Author

Clive Cussler is the author of many New York Times bestsellers, most recently The Thief, The Storm, and The Tombs. He lives in Arizona.

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kehills, January 2, 2011 (view all comments by kehills)
I typically stay away from Cussler's non-Pitt/NUMA books, and at first this was no exception. But boredom led me to pick up the sequel to this book, The Wrecker, and it was a rather delightful surprise. I wanted to fill in the backstory, so I grabbed the first of the series to read. While it's not as entertaining as The Wrecker, it's a solid establishing novel for the series that seems to be growing around Isaac Bell.

The technical introduction to Bell and the Van Dorn Detective Agency, The Chase finds Bell hired to stop the Butcher Bandit, a ghost no one can find, and no one can stop. All anyone knows is that he's traveling around the West, robbing banks and killing all witnesses. From a shadowing beginning to a fully developed villain, the Butcher Bandit stays one step ahead of Bell, and Bell has to count on him making a mistake. But will he?

Of particular interest is the early use of forensic sciences and profiling to track the Butcher Bandit - is this historically accurate? To enough of a degree that it's worth giving it a pass - and that's probably the best thing about Cussler's novels. They are, by and large, accurate enough in their details that when things are wrong, it's easy enough to forgive.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780425224427
Author:
Cussler, Clive
Publisher:
Berkley Books
Author:
Scott, Justin
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Men's Adventure
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
History
Subject:
Bank robberies
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
War
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
An Isaac Bell Adventure
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
7.60x4.34x.98 in. .58 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 416 pages Berkley Trade Pub - English 9780425224427 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this stand-alone novel by the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author of the Dirk Pitt adventures, a no-nonsense detective is on the trail of the sharpest and deadliest criminal mind he has ever encountered: a serial robber who murders any and all witnesses. Available in a tall Premium Edition.
"Synopsis" by ,
Detective Isaac Bell returns in a remarkable new adventure from the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

It is 1902, and a bright, inexperienced young man named Isaac Bell, only two years out of his apprenticeship at the Van Dorn Detective Agency, has an urgent message for his boss. Hired to hunt for radical unionist saboteurs in the coal mines, he is witness to a terrible accident that makes him think something else is going on…that provocateurs are at work and bigger stakes are in play.

Little does he know just how big they are.

Given exactly one week to prove his case, Bell quickly finds himself pitted against two of the most ruthless opponents he has ever known—men of staggering ambition and cold-bloodedness who are not about to let some wet-behind-the-ears detective stand in their way.

"Synopsis" by ,
An invention that could change the world…

A ruthless agent that could destroy it…

Only Isaac Bell can save it.

On the ocean liner Mauretania, two European scientists with a groundbreaking new invention are rescued from abduction by the Van Dorn Detective Agency’s intrepid chief investigator, Isaac Bell. Unfortunately, they are not so lucky when one of the thugs attacks a second time. What are the scientists holding that is so precious? Something that will revolutionize business and world culture—and perhaps something more.

For war clouds are looming, and a ruthless espionage agent has spotted an opportunity to give the German Empire an edge in the coming conflict. It’s up to Isaac Bell to figure out who he is, what he’s up to, and stop him.

But Bell may already be too late.

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