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.
Isaac Bell #1
On Sale: November 6, 2007
Featuring: Isaac Bell
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Thriller | Fiction | Historical
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 two extraordinary villains, this is
the work of a master writing at the height of his powers.
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