Synopses & Reviews
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 knownmen of staggering ambition and cold-bloodedness who are not about to let some wet-behind-the-ears detective stand in their way.
“James Bond style flair with sabotage and villainy…a great action thriller.”—The Associated Press
“This origin story (every hero needs one) will give Bells fans a fresh look at their favorite private investigator.”—Booklist
“The action flows swiftly, and the authors do a good job depicting the work conditions and the class warfare of the time.”—Publishers Weekly
About the Author
CLIVE CUSSLER is the author or coauthor of more than fifty previous books, including twenty-two Dirk Pitt® adventures, eleven NUMA® Files adventures, nine Oregon® Files books, six Isaac Bell thrillers, and five Fargo novels. His most recent New York Times
bestsellers are The Mayan Secrets
, Zero Hour
, and Mirage
. His nonfiction works include Built for Adventure: The Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt
, plus The Sea Hunters
and The Sea Hunters II
; these describe the true adventures of the real NUMA®, which, led by Cussler, searches for lost 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 SCOTTs 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. He lives in Connecticut.