Clive Cussler (Author) Clive Cussler is the author and co-author of a great number of international bestsellers, including the famous Dirk Pitt (R) adventures, such as Odessa Sea; the NUMA (R) Files adventures, most recently Nighthawk; the Oregon Files, such as Typhoon Fury; the Isaac Bell historical thrillers, which began with The Chase; and the recent Fargo Adventures which lastly included The Romanov Ransom. He lives in Arizona. Justin Scott (Author) 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.
Set in 1908, bestseller Cussler and Scott's action-packed third adventure featuring Isaac Bell, head operative of the Van Dorn Detective Agency, leaves behind the railroad theme of the first two books (The Chase and The Wrecker), focusing instead on the espionage-riddled world of warship and armament manufacturing in the buildup to WWI. Someone is murdering the leading lights of America's naval research and development. When the indefatigable Bell looks into the supposed suicide of chief gun designer Arthur Langner, he uncovers a succession of possible international suspects, all of whom are attempting to disrupt America's development of a fleet of dreadnought battleships. Bell clashes with old enemies and new until the climactic battle, where he must stop a massive submarine attempting to sink the navy's newest battleship. The expanded area of interest will attract new readers to this exciting series in the Cussler franchise. (June) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.
Teddy Roosevelt has high hopes of establishing U.S. naval supremacy with the dispatch of the "Great White Fleet," a flotilla of warships. Enter Det. Isaac Bell, who finds himself up against an international cast of villains bent on destroying the fleet at any cost. This is Cussler (www.cusslerbooks.com) and Scott's third Bell novel, following The Wrecker, whose Books on Tape/Penguin Audio edition also received a starred review (LJ 3/1/10). Scott Brick (see Behind the Mike, LJ 10/15/09) brings the story to life with his outstanding vocalizations and proves, once again, that a team of great writers and a great narrator can't be beat. Highly recommended.-Joseph L. Carlson, Vandenberg Air Force Base Lib., Lompoc, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.