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Clive Cussler is the author or co-author of a great number of international bestsellers, including the famous Dirk Pitt(R) adventures, such as Havana Storm; the NUMA(R) Files adventures, most recently The Pharaoh's Secret; the Oregon Files, such as The Emperor's Revenge; the Isaac Bell historical thrillers, which began with The Chase; and the recent Fargo Adventures which lastly included The Solomon Curse. He lives in Arizona.
Justin Scott is the author of twenty-six novels, including The Shipkiller and Normandie Triangle, the Ben Abbot detective series, and five modern sea thrillers under his pen name Paul Garrison. He currently co-writes the Isaac Bell series with Clive Cussler. He lives in Connecticut.
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. Anna Pape was not alone in her fate - petite young blonde 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.
The Striker is the sixth novel in Clive Cussler's Isaac Bell series. It is 1902, and Isaac Bell is investigating sabotage in a West Virginia coal mine. But when he stops a runaway train, saving countless lives, Bell discovers that it is part of a conspiracy to frame striking miners. From West Virginia to Pittsburgh, New York City and Cincinnati, Bell is now on the hunt for clues to discover who is behind this murderous scheme. It puts him up against a ruthless agent provocateur allied to a cabal of staggering ambition and cold-bloodedness. Bell must prevent them starting a war which could bring the nation to its knees. Introducing us to Isaac Bell early in his career, The Striker is a pulse-pounding adventure from the world's favourite writer of non-stop thrillers. Praise for Clive Cussler: 'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail 'The guy I read' Tom Clancy 'The Adventure King' Daily Express
The Thief is Clive Cussler's fifth historical thriller featuring detective Isaac Bell. A bold kidnapping aboard an ocean liner sends detective Isaac Bell across America in a deadly game of cat and mouse . . . Leaving England aboard the liner Mauretania, Isaac Bell, chief investigator at the legendary Van Dorn Detective Agency, stumbles on and thwarts a kidnapping. The two victims, who have fled Europe carrying a secret invention, fear that a foreign power wishes to steal it before they can bring it to America. Bell and the Van Dorn Agency offer to protect them. And it isn't long before Bell is fighting skullduggery in the middle of the Atlantic. In New York City, as well as across the country as he and the inventors head for California, the deadly chase is on. On their trail is the murderous agent known only as the 'Acrobat', instructed to steal this world-changing invention - and kill anyone in his way . . . Bestseller Clive Cussler - author of the Dirk Pitt novels Crescent Dawn and Atlantis Found - has legendary super-sleuth Isaac Bell protect a top-secret invention with the power to shape the course of history. The Thief is the fifth novel in the Isaac Bell series, following The Race. Praise for Clive Cussler: 'The Adventure King' Daily Express 'The guy I read' Tom Clancy