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The Chase (An Isaac Bell Adventure) - Clive Cussler
The Chase (An Isaac Bell Adventure)
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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. April 1950: The rusting hulk of a steam locomotive rises from the deep waters of a... show more
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. 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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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780399154386 (0399154388)
ASIN: 0399154388
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
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Obsession with words
Obsession with words rated it
4.0
This was a good mystery with a cowboy type hero although he had no horse. He drove a fast car. I really enjoyed all of the historical details that were woven in with the story. This story has a western feel and is captivating even without cursing and graphic scenes. Once I got half way through the b...
Brian's Book Blog
Brian's Book Blog rated it
4.0 The Chase (An Isaac Bell Adventure)
Gripping adventure from Clive Cussler, featuring a new hero in the shape of Isaac Bell, an agent for the Van Dorn Detective Agency.The story follows Bell as he tries to track down the Butcher Bandit, a violent bank robber.The prologue and epilogue are set in 1950, while the rest of the tale is set a...
JasonKoivu
JasonKoivu rated it
2.0 The Chase (An Isaac Bell Adventure)
At times I wondered if The Chase were written for a child. The dialogue was so stilted it often read just like the narrative. Info dumps trash up the dialogue even more so. And the unnecessary repetition? Good lord almighty..."I don't believe it," Bronson blurted in utter disbelief.The real crime, h...
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