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.
©2014 Clive Cussler (P)2014 Penguin Audio
I love espionage and detective thrillers but will listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
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.
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.
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.
I drive about 650 miles a week, Audible helps me make those trips palatable - some fiction, self help and business "reads" add value to me.
well worth the time to listen. plausible story line and good action. keeps the Isaaccount Bell story line going.
Great story perfectly narated . please keep up the good work. Standing by in anticipation or the next adventure!
sports announcer, cyclist, enjoys to travel and the outdoors.
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
Clive Cussler just doesn't trip on the Isaac Bell series! Not that I want him to, but they are just good and better each time I listen to another.
The historical context of this story is stimulating and makes me eager to know more beyond the book itself.
I didn't think I would like any character besides Dirk Pit but Issac Bell did it. I especially like the turn of the century (1900) history.
Any Clive Cussler Book
He made me believe I was listening to different characters buy changing his voice and inflections
I took a chance. The book was on sale. Got a winner
Very hard to get into but got better toward the end. Not up to Cussler's usual high standards. A little disappointing.
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.
"Entertaining period drama from a master novelist"
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.
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