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Product Details

  • Series: An Isaac Bell Adventure (Book 7)
  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Putnam Adult; 7 edition (March 4, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399167293
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399167294
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.3 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (856 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,727 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Booklist

In the seventh Isaac Bell novel, it looks like Bell’s life is about to fall into chaos. His boss, Joseph Van Dorn—head of the Van Dorn Detective Agency, a fictionalized version of the Pinkerton operation—has been shot and could die. There was a witness, but he is killed before Bell, one of Van Dorn’s key operatives, can interview him. Prohibition is the law of the land, but, thanks to corruption in the country’s police forces (not to mention in the Van Dorn agency itself), the criminal element is perhaps more powerful than ever before. Can Isaac find out who’s responsible for nearly killing Van Dorn and bring down an organization that has nothing less than anarchy in America as its goal? As always in this series, the novel is very exciting, with excellent pacing and some very well drawn characters. With his combination of mental and physical prowess, Isaac Bell could easily become a sort of superhero (imagine a blending of Sherlock Holmes and Doc Savage), but the authors do a nice job of keeping him from crossing that line. Another fine entry in a strong series. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Cussler is a perennial A-lister, popularity-wise, and his Isaac Bell novels are the pick of his prodigious litter. --David Pitt

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Praise for The Bootlegger
 

“Cussler and Scott have written another wonderful page-turner . . . This is historical action-adventure fiction at its rip-roaring best!”—Library Journal (starred review)

“The Isaac Bell series continues to tell compelling stories. Tidbits of history are sprinkled throughout the narrative, and it’s fun to filter out fictional characters and events from historical facts.”—Associated Press

“As always in this series, the novel is very exciting, with excellent pacing and some very well drawn characters. With his combination of mental and physical prowess, Isaac Bell could easily become a sort of superhero (imagine a blending of Sherlock Holmes and Doc Savage), but the authors do a nice job of keeping him from crossing that line. Another fine entry in a strong series. Cussler is a perennial A-lister, popularity-wise, and his Isaac Bell novels are the pick of his prodigious litter.”—Booklist
 
“[A] laudable historical action novel.”—Publishers Weekly

Praise for The Striker
 
“This adventure might be the best yet in the series. The history is fascinating reading. Add a James Bond style flair with sabotage and villainy, and the end result is a great action thriller.”--Associated Press

“Interesting historical scene-setting facts; action that shifts from the dangerous depths of a coal mine to Wall Street, to a confrontation in a tunnel being dug for the New York subway and to a riverboat battle between two paddle-wheelers; deft characterizations; and hard-boiled dialogue. Classic Cussler."--Kirkus Reviews
 
“The Isaac Bell series is by far the most interesting and enjoyable of Cussler’s novels. They continue to show him at his best, commercially and literarily."--Booklist
 
“Exciting…The action flows swiftly, and the authors do a good job depicting the work conditions and the class warfare of the time.”--Publishers Weekly

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Good action and fast read.
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Finished the book in one sitting, it was hard to put it down.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Robert Steven Thomas TOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 4, 2014
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Most novels by Clive Cussler routinely become a slam-dunk success. The collaboration on this new book with writer Justin Scott (pen name: Paul Garrison) also being a very successful author himself, makes this particular novel outstanding. Set during the 1920s prohibition era, Scott’s research and contributions make the story come alive with historically accurate detail and texture. I found the main characters to be believable and entertainingly original. The plot held my attention through its many twists and unpredictable turns. The action is fast-paced with very few slow chapters. If you’ve read any of Cussler’s novels prior to this one you’ll have a good idea of what to expect. If not, “The Bootlegger” is as good a place to start as any. It is highly representative of his best work. Finish this book and you’ll very likely want more of his titles in your library.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By LITHUANIAN FIRST GENERATION USA on March 13, 2014
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The accuracy of the historical presentation presents the facts of the USA and most interestingly the international actions of the actions in Russia as well as Germany. These facts are often lost on what brought Balkin residents to the USA at that time .mostly to the mines to work. FAST ACTION AND PRESENTATION WERE EXCELLENT.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By gene benedict on March 25, 2014
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The Issac Bell series is some of Clive Cussler's best work. The Bootlegger does not disappoint. Mr. Cussler has developed the Issac Bell character to where he ranks among the best of the best! I look forward to the next Bell adventure! I highly reeccommend this book and all previous books in this series.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Marcus A. Lewis VINE VOICE on March 15, 2014
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I have been following the Isaac Bell series since it first debuted with "The Chase" (2007). And it's been like a fun roller coaster ride for me. I have enjoyed some more than others. My favorite novel still remains "The Wrecker" from 2009. However, "The Bootlegger" is a much-welcomed addition. The action sequence in the final pages of the book is one of the best. But it's not the plot I want to focus on, rather it's the characters. I think Pauline Grandzau has gone from essentially a walk-on role in "The Thief" (2012) to a real star here. I could be wrong, but I think Cussler& Scott are setting up readers for a spinoff of this series with Pauline and her new assistant Asa Somers working out of the Van Dorn office in Berlin. Isaac Bell readers, weigh in and tell me what you think.

A hat tip, as always, to Roland Dahlquist for his artwork that graces the pages in "The Bootlegger."
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By StuckNCorona on April 8, 2014
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This is probably the best of the Bell Novels.

Life in the prohibition era East Cost, attempted murder of the head of the Van Dorn agency, corrupt Detectives and Police Officers, Bootleggers, Anarchists and Pre-World War II Germany. How could it not be a great read?

Clive Cussler and Justin Scott have done it again.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Achates on April 13, 2014
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I've read all the Bell novels and this one is similar in many ways. Overall a good thing. The historical information was really interesting, as always, and was presented in an easy to read way. I especially enjoyed the references to Detroit and The Purple Gang. The ramifications of prohibition are laid out in this book in a thought provoking manner.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Russell Ford on April 11, 2014
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Very slow read. If you are interested in the bootlegging history prohibition in the USA, you would probably love this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stephen M. Charme HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 7, 2014
Format: Hardcover
This latest novel featuring the dashing but deadly Van Dorn detective Issac Bell delivers a fascinating and action packed look at the Prohibition Era--but with an interesting twist. Bell finds himself pitted against a deadly Comintern operative who sees bootlegging as a way to finance his plot to wreak havoc in America. Bell and the other detectives from the vaunted Van Dorn detective agency match wits with the Russian in an exciting race to uncover his plot and stop it.

The writing is first rate, the plot is carefully crafted, and there are lots of colorful characters. This is one of the best novels in the Issac Bell series (I have read them all) and was very entertaining.
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