Synopses & Reviews
Detective Isaac Bell tracks a killer across the nation s oilfields in this #1New York Times bestselling historical adventure series.
As Van Dorn private detective Isaac Bell strives to land a government contract to investigate John D. Rockefeller s Standard Oil monopoly, the case takes a deadly turn. A sniper begins murdering opponents of Standard Oil, and soon the assassin shooting with extraordinary accuracy at seemingly impossible long range kills Bell s best witness. Then the shooterdetonates a terrible explosion that sets the victim s independent refinery ablaze.
Bell summons his best detectives to hunt down the mysterious killer. But the murders shootings, poisonings, staged accidents have just begun as Bell tracks his phantom-like criminal adversary from the oil fever regions of Kansas and Texas to Washington, D.C., to the tycoons enclave of New York, to Russia s war-torn Baku oil fields on the Caspian Sea, and back to America for a final, desperate confrontation. And this one will be the most explosive of all.
From the Hardcover edition."