Isaac Bell

20 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 20,780 ratings

The Chase Publisher's Summary

A no-nonsense detective is on the trail of the sharpest and deadliest criminal mind he has ever encountered: a serial robber who murders any and all witnesses in cold-blood.
©2007 Clive Cussler (P)2007 Penguin
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  • Book 1

    • The Chase

    • By: Clive Cussler
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,576
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,831
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,816

    A no-nonsense detective is on the trail of the sharpest and deadliest criminal mind he has ever encountered: a serial robber who murders any and all witnesses in cold-blood.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Opener to Cussler's Isaac Bell Series

    • By ftmgal on 04-05-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Chase

    • Isaac Bell, Book 1
    • By: Clive Cussler
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Chase by Clive Cussler (Scott Brick)

    • By Anonymous User on 07-05-18

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  • Book 2

    • The Wrecker

    • By: Clive Cussler
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,652
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,044
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,045

    It is 1907, a year of financial panic and labor unrest. Train wrecks, fires, and explosions sabotage the Southern Pacific Railroad's Cascades express line and, desperate, the railroad hires the fabled Van Dorn Detective Agency. Van Dorn sends in his best man, and Bell quickly discovers that a mysterious saboteur haunts the hobo jungles of the West, a man known as the Wrecker, who recruits accomplices from the down-and-out to attack the railroad, and then kills them afterward.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Must Listen

    • By Henry on 12-05-09

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    • The Wrecker

    • Isaac Bell, Book 2
    • By: Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    It is 1907. Train wrecks, fires and explosions sabotage the Southern Pacific Railroad's Cascades express line. Desperate, the railroad hires the fabled Van Dorn Detective Agency. Van Dorn sends in its top investigator, Isaac Bell.Bell quickly discovers that a mysterious saboteur haunts the hobo jungles of the West. Known as The Wrecker, he recruits accomplices from among the down-and-outs to attack the railroad, killing them afterwards.

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  • Book 3

    • The Spy

    • An Isaac Bell Adventure
    • By: Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,248
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,680
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,672

    It is 1908, and international tensions are mounting as the world plunges toward war. When a brilliant American battleship gun designer dies in a sensational apparent suicide, the man's grief-stricken daughter turns to the legendary Van Dorn Detective Agency to clear her father's name. Van Dorn puts his chief investigator on the case, and Isaac Bell soon realizes that the clues point not to suicide but to murder.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining

    • By Bob on 06-06-10

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Spy

    • Isaac Bell, Book 3
    • By: Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    In 1908, when a brilliant American battleship gun designer kills himself, his grief-stricken daughter is deeply suspicious. She turns to the legendary Van Dorn Detective Agency, where chief investigator Isaac Bell finds clues that indicate murder. Uncovering more suspicious deaths, Bell realises that someone - an elusive spy - is orchestrating the destruction of America's brightest technological minds.

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  • Book 4

    • The Race

    • An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 4
    • By: Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,027
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,781
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,781

    It is 1910, the age of flying machines is still in its infancy, and newspaper publisher Preston Whiteway is offering $50,000 for the first daring aviator to cross America in less than 50 days. He is even sponsoring one of the prime candidates - an intrepid woman named Josephine Frost - and that's where Bell, chief investigator for the Van Dorn Detective Agency, comes in.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Up, Up, Josephine...

    • By Clint on 09-22-11

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    • The Race

    • Isaac Bell, Book 4
    • By: Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of The Race by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott, read by Scott Brick. 1910, and America's first ever cross-country flying race has been sabotaged. Newspaper magnate Preston Whiteway is offering a big prize for the first aviator to cross America in under fifty days. He wants Josephine Frost - the country's leading, as well as most glamorous pilot - to win. Which is why he's hired Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Detective Agency.

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  • Book 5

    • The Thief

    • An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 5
    • By: Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,638
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,469
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,466

    On the ocean liner Mauretania, two European scientists with a dramatic new invention are barely rescued from abduction by the Van Dorn Detective Agency's intrepid chief investigator, Isaac Bell. Unfortunately, they are not so lucky the second time. The thugs attack again - and this time, one of the scientists dies.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Review: An Issac Bell Piece

    • By Zack on 03-08-12

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    • The Thief

    • Isaac Bell, Book 5
    • By: Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Aboard the liner Mauretania, Isaac Bell, chief investigator at legendary Van Dorn Detective Agency, thwarts a kidnapping. The victims, who have fled Europe carrying a secret invention, fear a foreign power will steal it before they reach America. Bell offers to protect them. Soon Bell is fighting skulduggery in the middle of the Atlantic. Heading for California, the chase is on.

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  • Book 6

    • The Striker

    • An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 6
    • By: Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,519
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,375
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,368

    It is 1902, and a bright, inexperienced young man named Isaac Bell, only two years out of his apprenticeship at the Van Dorn Detective Agency, has an urgent message for his boss. Hired to hunt for radical unionist saboteurs in the coal mines, he is witness to a terrible accident that makes him think that something else is going on, that provocateurs are at work and bigger stakes are in play. Little does he know just how big they are. Given exactly one week to prove his case, Bell quickly finds himself pitted against two of the most ruthless opponents he has ever known.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, really enjoyed this one.

    • By tristan on 03-15-13

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Striker

    • Isaac Bell, Book 6
    • By: Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of The Striker by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott, read by Scott Brick. It is 1902. Isaac Bell is a bright, inexperienced young detective. Hired to hunt for radical unionist saboteurs in the coal mines, he is witness to a terrible accident that makes him suspect that something else is going on - that provocateurs are at work and much bigger stakes are in play.

    Regular price: $21.32

  • Book 7

    • The Bootlegger

    • An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 7
    • By: Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,656
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,494
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,487

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You will not be disappointed in this one!

    • By Heather on 03-23-14

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    • The Bootlegger

    • Isaac Bell, Book 7
    • By: Justin Scott, Clive Cussler
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of The Bootlegger by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott, read by Scott Brick. It is 1920. Prohibition and bootlegging are in full swing. When Joseph Van Dorn is shot and nearly killed while in pursuit of a rum-running vessel, his friend and employee, Isaac Bell, swears to him that he will hunt down the lawbreakers. But Bell doesn't know what he is getting into.

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  • Book 8

    • The Assassin

    • An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 8
    • By: Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,917
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,712
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,714

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, timeline a bit confusing

    • By Ross on 03-17-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Assassin

    • Isaac Bell, Book 8
    • By: Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of The Assassin by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott, read by Scott Brick. As 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 kills Bell's best witness.

    Regular price: $23.45

  • Book 9

    • The Gangster

    • By: Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,996
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,790
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,770

    It is 1906, and in New York City, the Italian crime group known as the Black Hand is on a spree: kidnapping, extortion, arson. Detective Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Agency is hired to form a special Black Hand Squad, but the gangsters appear to be everywhere - so much so that Bell begins to wonder if there are imitators, criminals using the name for the terror effect. And then the murders begin, each one of a man more powerful than the last, and, as Bell discovers to his dismay, the ultimate target may be the most powerful man of all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great new release in the Isaac Bell series!

    • By Wayne on 03-02-16

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Gangster

    • Isaac Bell, Book 9
    • By: Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    It is 1906, and in New York City, the Italian crime group known as the Black Hand is on a spree: kidnapping, extortion, arson. Detective Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Agency is hired to form a special Black Hand Squad, but the gangsters appear to be everywhere - so much so that Bell begins to wonder if there are imitators, criminals using the name for the terror effect.

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 10

    • The Cutthroat

    • An Isaac Bell Adventure, Book 10
    • By: Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
    • Narrated by: Justin Scott, Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,455
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,346
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,350

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • These Isaac Bell books are great

    • By W. Brooks on 04-23-17

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    • The Cutthroat

    • Isaac Bell, Book 10
    • By: Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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 which leads him into increasingly more alarming territory.

    Regular price: $21.81