Isaac Bell may be on the hunt for the greatest monster of all time in the newest action-adventure novel from the New York Times best-selling author.
The year is 1911. Chief Investigator Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Detective Agency has had many extraordinary cases before. But none quite like this.
Hired to find a young woman named Anna Pape who ran away from home to become an actress, Bell gets a shock when her murdered body turns up instead. Vowing to bring the killer to justice, he begins a manhunt that leads him into increasingly more alarming territory. Anna Pape was not alone in her fate - petite young blond women like Anna are being murdered in cities across America. And the pattern goes beyond the physical resemblance of the victims - there are disturbing familiarities about the killings themselves that send a chill through even a man as experienced with evil as Bell. If he is right about his fears, then he is on the trail of one of the greatest monsters of his time.
©2017 Clive Cussler (P)2017 Penguin Audio
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
Suspense Is increased virtually constantly until it becomes extreme. Isaac Bell and his wife are strong and likable characters. Except for violence the novel is family friendly (no cursing or sex) which is unusual for a suspense thriller. The cuttthroat character ls literally evil and of course in the end good wins over evil in this novel. Mostly this novel draws the listener's interest and keeps it; I enjoyed The Cutthroat!
It is a good thing, however, that plot credibility is not a valid test for a novel as it is for non-fiction. In this 1910 setting it seems the cutthroat is actually Jack the Ripper who last killed in London 22 years earlier. That is fine for a novel in a way that it is not for such supposedly non-fiction like Patricia Cornwell's recently non-credible re-released RIPPER.
One of the best aspects of The Cutthroat is the superb narration by Scott Brick.
Another great Isaac Bell storyline by Clive Cussler. He continues to write interesting stories which contain many plots. I would recommend any of his books.
The book and Performance was excellent. Lots of twists and turns. You didn't know, until the very last chapter who did it. Looking forward to more Looking forward to
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Great book. Enjoy. Cussler continues the great tradition of adventure. Fun and great book. Bell is as great as always
Thoroughly enjoyed this. Scott Brick gives a great performance as usual. Cussler and Scott weave legend into a grand adventure for Bell spanning two continents. My favorite of Isaac's cases yet.
AWESOME BOOK THIS IS REAL STUPID THAT THEY FORCE YOU TO USE 15 WORDS WHEN 2 WILL DO. WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION. LIBERALS CAN EVEN MESS UP A BOOK REVIEW.
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