For decades, Clive Cussler has been delighting readers with novels filled with suspense, action and sheer audacity. Now he does it again with The Chase, one of the wildest, most entertaining historical thrillers in years. This unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition is read by the award-winning narrator Scott Brick.
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 nor 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 then cold-bloodedly murders any and all witnesses, and then vanishes without a trace. Fed up with 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 from coast to coast.
But he 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 comes to realise is the best criminal mind he has ever encountered, and the woman who seems to hold the key to the man's identity. Using science, deduction and intuition, he repeatedly draws near, only to grasp at empty 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 Bell's skills not merely to prevail... but to survive. Filled with intricate plotting, his signature dazzling set pieces, and not one, but two, extraordinary villains, this is the master working at the height of his powers.
©2007 Clive Cussler (P)2011 Penguin Books Limited
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"The Chase - Excellent"
A great story, really enjoyed listening to it. The descriptions made me feel part of the time period and it was very well read by Scott Brick. I'm pretty sure it would make a great film. Gripping and clever. I have read quite a few historical novels lately and this one is up there with the best.
"Cussler and Brick do it again."
Anther supurb book by a legend, just keep them coming, it is a story where you cannot even begin to work out who the bad is right untill the end.
Well as a relatively big Clive cussler fan the Isaac bell series seems to be lacking the same inventiveness of other adventures.
"It is alright"
This was not terrible and some people would have enjoyed it. The title effectively explains it. No twists or turns...just a long chase which some might enjoy but I didn't. I tend to like a writing style where we judge the character and quality of the people by their words and actions rather than being told how wonderful the heroes are. But not a bad book.
"An exciting journey back in time"
Yes, I will. The story grabbed my attention and did not let go until the end. Both the story and narration were perfectly matched. There was so much excitement and action, I'm sure a second listen will be equally as exciting.
Hard to choose, if I had to it would be Isaac Bell. His unrelenting determination to achieve his goal, regardless of circumstances.
Scott Brick is definitely one of the best narrators I have listened to. He gave the story pace and excitement. His interpretations of the characters, places, and various situations, helped me picture everything as the story unfolded.
"Against all odds"
I will not pretend to be a book critic. I listen to be entertained and would definitely recommend this book to everyone who loves a good fast paced yarn. Clive Cussler is a master storyteller.
"Its exceptionally good...!"
The Chase is without doubt my best listen for some time.
I'm a big fan of Clive Cussler, and once again Scott Brick portrays his characters flawlessly.
This story has it all; intrigue, mystery, action and the thrill of a chase!
Cusslers Issac Bell series all follow a similar pattern (thus far!), but The Chase is really the standout amonst a bunch of very very good books
Anyone else reading it just wouldn't be cricket...
If I could have, I most certainly would have!
The Isaac Bell series doesn't have to be taken in order, but I'd recommend you do. A few very minor lines run through the series, which would be lost if you haven't listened to the earlier books in the series.
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