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The Bootlegger (An Isaac Bell Adventure) Hardcover – March 4, 2014
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“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
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“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
Top Customer Reviews
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.
A hat tip, as always, to Roland Dahlquist for his artwork that graces the pages in "The Bootlegger."
Set during the Prohibition era of the 1920s, Isaac and the other members of the Van Dorn Detective Agency are facing their biggest challenge yet in the form of Marat Zolner. Zolner is a Comintern; a Bolshevik group who has infiltrated the United States to spread Russian Communism and destroy the American capitalist structure. Now, Joseph Van Dorn, head of the agency, has been shot and Isaac Bell is given the task of finding out who shot Joe as well as cracking the case of the Cominterns. Acting as a bootlegger to cover for his plot to overthrow the American government, Zolner is the toughest character Bell has faced.
As the story grows, Bell will be led to New York City, Detroit, and the Bahamas in his pursuit of Zolner and his cohorts. Will Bell be up to the challenge, or will Zolner succeed with his plan?
I'm a big fan of Clive Cussler, and the Isaac bell series is one of my favorites. As with the preceding books in this series, "The Bootlegger" is packed with fast-paced action and adventure. Cussler has done a fine job of introducing characters that are believable along with a story packed with history and intrigue.
I highly recommend "The Bootlegger". As with other Cussler books, it is fast-paced and will keep you guessing right up to the end.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great story and writing if you are familiar with nautical terminology as well as early 1900's slang. If not, then it's somewhat hard to absorb all that the author is saying. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Wes Pearson
Great read, in the series and I will be sharing the book with others.Published 29 days ago by Larry D. Zent