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The Bootlegger: An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 7 | [Clive Cussler, Justin Scott]

The Bootlegger: An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 7

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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Publisher's Summary

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

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    James columbus, OH, United States 03-28-14
    James columbus, OH, United States 03-28-14 Member Since 2015

    sports announcer, cyclist, enjoys to travel and the outdoors.

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    "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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Forest Hill, MD, United States 03-23-14
    Heather Forest Hill, MD, United States 03-23-14 Member Since 2005
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    "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.

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    Robert SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 03-17-14
    Robert SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 03-17-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Another solid offering in the Isaac Bell series"
    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Scott R. 08-03-15
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    "If you like Cussler and Isaac Bell...."

    Another great tale about Isaac Bell. As a huge Cussler fan I was not disappointed.

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    Richard M. Lagatella San Deigo,CA 08-01-15
    Richard M. Lagatella San Deigo,CA 08-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "9 out of 10"

    Great story perfectly narated . please keep up the good work. Standing by in anticipation or the next adventure!

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    Kristi 07-24-15
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    "Loved it!!"

    Great action. Always moving. Characters well developed. Main plot continued to develop as historical facts help to unfold a believable set of circumstances that could have existed.

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    tactechgear 07-12-15
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    "Great story"

    Always a crowd pleaser! Hanging by a toenail! Love the characters and the peephole into history.

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    sirpullsalot 03-27-15
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    "cluttered story"

    the story was hard to follow , no high and lows it just kept going on and suddenly it finished. Had a hard time listening to it.

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    Nancy B. 03-24-15
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    "Awesome again!!"

    As usual Clive Cussler produces a spectacular book!! Thank you to audible for helping me to appreciate this book! As usual a great experience

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    Kindle Customer Central U.S. 03-17-15
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    "Great Story!!! Get Brick a Warmer Microphone!!!"

    I love the Isaac Bell series. I think it's the historical setting that draws me in the most. Please get Scott Brick a warmer microphone. His voice sounds a bit thin and harsh, at first I wasn't sure it was him. Maybe turn down the compressor.

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    "Disappointing."

    Very hard to get into but got better toward the end. Not up to Cussler's usual high standards. A little disappointing.

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    "Boring."
    What would have made The Bootlegger better?

    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?


    What could Clive Cussler and Justin Scott have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Give me a character to hook on to.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Was just a bit flat.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


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    Just disappointed. I really like the usual Clive Cussler and this did not fit that bill.

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    "Entertaining period drama from a master novelist"
    Would you listen to The Bootlegger again? Why?

    Yes, I was entertained by the style of story telling, the attention to detail for the period and the scenes of action and adventure.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Bootlegger?

    Detailed descriptions of the period styles and behaviors i n New York, Chicago, Detroit and Miami


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favourite?

    Isaac Bell - The Lead Detective


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The detailed portrayal of life in the prohibition era.


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