Synopses & Reviews
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 the thugs attack a second time — and one of the scientists dies. What are the scientists holding that is so precious? Only something that will revolutionize business and world culture — and perhaps something more.
For war clouds are looming, and a ruthless espionage agent has spotted a priceless opportunity to give the German Empire an edge. It is up to Isaac Bell to figure out who he is, what he is up to, and stop him, but Bell may already be too late.
“Bell just keeps getting more interesting. Cussler is turning out some of his best work.” Booklist
About the Author
Clive Cussler is the Grand Master of Adventure, and author or coauthor of more than forty previous books, including twenty-one Dirk Pitt® novels, most recently Crescent Dawn
; nine NUMA® Files adventures, most recently Devil’s Gate
; eight Oregon Files books, most recently The Jungle
; the Isaac Bell historical thrillers, most recently The Thief
; three Fargo adventures, most recently The Kingdom
; and young adult novels, most recently, The Adventures of Hotsy Totsy
. His nonfiction works include Built for Adventure, The Sea Hunters
, and The Sea Hunters II
; the latter two describe the true adventures of the real NUMA®, which, led by Cussler, searches for ships of historic significance. With his crew of volunteers, Cussler has discovered more than sixty ships, including the long-lost Confederate submarine Hunley. He lives in Arizona.
Justin Scott's twenty-four novels include The Shipkiller and Normandie Triangle; the Ben Abbott detective series; and five modern sea thrillers published under his pen name Paul Garrison.