I could find little to be interested in. The personal relationships did not matter to me and the race was not interesting. All in all a waste of time and money and not up to Cusslers standards.
Isaac Bell, wish there were more FBI agents like him. He always gets his man and is romantic at the same time. He learns to fly in this issue. I don't know what else he might accomplish.
Good, but not the best. I have really enjoyed the Isaac Bell adventures, the way historical events and lifestyles are mixed in to the stories are fascinating. My only complaint (hence the 4 stars and as others have noted) is that America's greatest detective missed some major things that were right under his nose. Scott Brick as always delivered an excellent performance. Overall it's still a great adventure and worthy of a read.