Regular price: $28.00

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

The new thriller in the number one New York Times best-selling Isaac Bell series from grand master of adventure Clive Cussler.

As Van Dorn private detective Isaac Bell strives to land a government contract to investigate John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil monopoly, the case takes a deadly turn. A sniper begins murdering opponents of Standard Oil, and soon the assassin - shooting with extraordinary accuracy at seemingly impossible long range - kills Bell's best witness, a brave and likable man. Then the shooter detonates a terrible explosion that sets the victim's independent refinery ablaze.

Bell summons his best detectives to scour the site of the crime for evidence. Who is the assassin and for whom did he kill? But the murders - shootings, poisonings, staged accidents - have just begun as Bell tracks his phantom-like criminal adversary from the "oil fever" regions of Kansas and Texas to Washington, D.C., to the tycoons' enclave of New York, to Russia's war-torn Baku oil fields on the Caspian Sea, and back to America for a final, desperate confrontation. And this one will be the most explosive of all.

©2015 Clive Cussler and Justin Scott (P)2015 Penguin Audio

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.4 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    1,015
  • 4 Stars
    597
  • 3 Stars
    139
  • 2 Stars
    23
  • 1 Stars
    14

Performance

  • 4.6 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    1,133
  • 4 Stars
    368
  • 3 Stars
    75
  • 2 Stars
    12
  • 1 Stars
    7

Story

  • 4.4 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    893
  • 4 Stars
    502
  • 3 Stars
    167
  • 2 Stars
    23
  • 1 Stars
    12
Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Ross
  • Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
  • 03-17-15

Great story, timeline a bit confusing

This is a step up on the last Isaac Bell story. The character is "back" in form but that's in quotes because this story takes place prior to one of the early Bell stories where he meets his future wife during the San Francisco earthquake of April 1906. Maybe I missed a part where it was clearly stated that this was an earlier story, but I was confused through a good part of the audiobook because of Bell's behaviour. I wish I had caught on earlier, I would probably have enjoyed the book even more. Characters are solid, and the plot has some nice twists although the trip to Russia still doesn't seem to have been really necessary to the story. After reading Cussler for so long, I can almost feel where his work steps off and Mr. Scott's work steps up. That said, I recommend the book.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • AELLP
  • Chattanooga, TN USA
  • 03-13-15

A Review of the Novel "The Assassin"

This is the current novel in the series about Issac Bell's adventures. "The Assassin" held my interest. Scott Brick continued as the narrator and gave his usual good performance. The Assassin" is a stand-alone novel that can provide an enjoyable read or listen. I would recommend it.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Bogie
  • Helotes, TX
  • 03-11-15

Continued success

Another well written and read story, you will not want to put it down when you hit the last 100 pages! Hold on, take a deep breath and enjoy the hell out of it!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

It's a keeper

It's a keeper, good narrator Good story , plot was intriguing and surprising ending . Looking forward to next book thank you . John K

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 02-29-16

The best Isaac Bell adventure yet!!

This one has Isaac Bell protecting the life of John D Rockefeller. Just get it and have Scott Brick narrate the novel for you!

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Loved it!

Wonderful addition to the Isaac Bell series. I enjoyed it immensly! As always, Scott Brick is a wonderful narrator. Loved the little clip he sang at the end ;)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Surprise ending

Interesting plot a few unexpected twists and a really bad villain. Good book not fantastic but an entertaining read. Great voiceover performance

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Great team

Clive Cussler and Justin Scott do not disappoint with the Isaac Bell series. Scott Brick always does a great job.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Extremely enjoyable

Liked both narrator and author!! Storyline was great, clean, very little cursing, action packed and overall great listen. Get this!!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Ronald
  • Marshfield, MA, United States
  • 06-23-15

Isaac Bell always entertains

cuddled and his tall blond Van Dorn detective always entertains. One of my favorite Audible series, Great! Ron from Boston

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • David Squires
  • 03-03-15

Another master piece from Mr cussler.

The Isaacs Bell series is one of my favorites, a great read by a fantastic author and a brilliant narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • keith thomas
  • 06-23-15

another great book

another great story of high adventure from clive Cussler who never fails to draw you into Isaac bells world

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Dan
  • 04-24-15

No what I was expecting

Struggled to get into it, it's the first book from this author that I've listened to. Personally there was less action and the fact that it was set in 1900 made it hard to relate to.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Lukeseri
  • 03-13-15

Exhilarating !

If you could sum up The Assassin in three words, what would they be?

Absolutely frikkin fantastic.

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

The sabotage at the oilfield, the explosions and fire. The way in which it was described and narrated made one feel like one was there.

What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

Scoot Brick brought his almost unmatched narration skills to bare on this book like he does for all Mr. Cussler's books. It isn't the same unless it's read by Brick.

Any additional comments?

Keep them coming Mr. Cussler and continue to use Scott Brick for narration!

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Wickerman49
  • 03-07-15

brilliant

I was pleasantly surprised for a Clive Cussler read to find a story that did not invovle the usual ancient disaster, followed by modern day treasure hunters unlocking the secrets, which have been Cussler's trademark up till now. While set in the early 20th century, this story has all the ingredients of a Cussler thriller without the seaborne aspects The story is well plotted, very well narrated and I listened to this in under 2 days. It kept me that geipped to the action A change for most Cussler fans, but one that for once works when an author changes tack from his usual genre.

Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-26-15

Great Story....again, you two!!

Another fantastic adventure. I have tried over the years to convince my Dad and my Dad-in-law to read Mr Cussler (and friends') books. Now I have, through the Isaac Bell and the van Dorn books. Thanks guys.....you are awesome.

My appraisal : As Isaac Bell retracts a few years from the last book, it shows that there is much more to tell about how the flaxen-haired detective gathered his skills, bravery, courage and intelligence. I like the fact that characters such as Archie Abbott and the wily, older detectives are kept "alive" in this book. They are amazingly rich characters, full of guile and vigour.

Personally, I think a few stories around van Dorn, Mr Bell (Senior) and maybe Mrs Bell might "tickle the fancy". Once again, great story and Scott Brick........you legend.