Detective Isaac Bell returns in the extraordinary new adventure in The New York Times' best-selling series.
It is 1920, and both Prohibition and bootlegging are in full swing. When Isaac Bell's boss and lifelong friend Joseph Van Dorn is shot and nearly killed leading the high-speed chase of a rum-running vessel, Bell swears to him that he will hunt down the lawbreakers, but he doesn't know what he is getting into. When a witness to Van Dorn's shooting is executed in a ruthlessly efficient manner invented by the Russian secret police, it becomes clear that these are no ordinary criminals. Bell is up against a team of Bolshevik assassins and saboteurs - and they are intent on overthrowing the government of the United States.
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add a little excitement in both the reading and the story. Not the usual Dirk Pitt hero. In fact who is the hero. Got through about 2 hours and still not sure. Was it really Bell?
Give me a character to hook on to.
Was just a bit flat.
Just disappointed. I really like the usual Clive Cussler and this did not fit that bill.
Yes, I was entertained by the style of story telling, the attention to detail for the period and the scenes of action and adventure.
Detailed descriptions of the period styles and behaviors i n New York, Chicago, Detroit and Miami
Isaac Bell - The Lead Detective
The detailed portrayal of life in the prohibition era.
"Communist radicals bootlegging liquor!"
This book is set in thee early 1920's which is almost a decade later than any other novel in the Isaac Bell series. The book brings together two seemingly unrelated events: the 1919 passage of Amendment 16 in the US Constitution outlawing the sale and consumption of alcohol and the communist revolution in Russia a year earlier. Much of the bootlegging in the US was by Russian and domestic communist radicals to finance the overthrow of the US government.
A reminder that Book 9 in the series, The Gangster, will be released tomorrow.
I highly recommend all of the novels in the wonderful Isaac Bell series. Also, Scott Brick narrates all of them.
"You will not be disappointed in this one!"
I found this a fun fast listen, the look inside what it must have been like during prohibition was fun. (If you are a fan of Clive Cussler books you will enjoy this,)
Me and my husband listened to this book together and you can not get a more entertaining snow day adventure than this.
"Another solid offering in the Isaac Bell series"
I like Scott Brick's narration better than some folks. I think some find him a little too melodramatic. I find if I listen to him at a faster speed it makes it a much more enjoyable listen.
Takes place during Prohibition and examines the complete disregard many had for that particular law, and how *gangsters* got rich because of it.
A typical Cussler yarn, but from me that's a compliment. The historical setting is interesting as well.
An easy listen, but worth it.
"Another good Cussler adventure "
well worth the time to listen. plausible story line and good action. keeps the Isaaccount Bell story line going.
"If you like Cussler and Isaac Bell...."
Another great tale about Isaac Bell. As a huge Cussler fan I was not disappointed.
"9 out of 10"
Great story perfectly narated . please keep up the good work. Standing by in anticipation or the next adventure!
"Great story - Fun reading - Cussler is the champ"
This is another great story set in the early 1900's. Back when booze was not. a fun story by cussler, back in the day
interesting plausible treatment for social conflicts intumultuous times. good treatment of the problems balancing compassion and territoriality.
"Best this far."
Issac Bell is in top form and Scott Bell has never been better. Thank you!
"One of the best!"
First, I must say that Scott Brick is the best narrator that I've heard. In this book Scott has many accents, and they were, to my ear, flawless.
I really enjoyed this book, except for the death of Harry Warren, and in the end, Fern. Perhaps I'm too much of a "happy ending" listener, but my heart feels a bit heavy after the ending. Overall, a great story - my favorite amongst Mr. Cussler's "Bell" series.
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