The Thief

The Thief

An Isaac Bell Adventure

Book - 2012
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"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. What are they holding that is so precious? Only something that will revolutionize business and popular culture-and perhaps something more. For war clouds are looming, and a ruthless espionage agent has spotted a priceless opportunity to give the Germans an edge. It is up to Isaac Bell to figure out who he is, what he is up to, and stop him. But he may already be too late. and the future of the world may just hang in the balance. AUTHOR BIOS: Clive Cussler is the author of many New York Times bestsellers, most recently The Kingdom, The Race, and Devil's Gate. He lives in Arizona. To learn more about Clive Cussler, please visit www.cusslerbooks.com. Justin Scott's twenty-six novels include The Shipkiller and Normandie Triangle; the Ben Abbott detective series; and five modern sea thrillers published under his pen name Paul Garrison. He is the coauthor with Clive Cussler of The Wrecker, The Spy, and The Race. He lives in Connecticut"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2012
ISBN: 9780399158612
0399158618
Branch Call Number: FICTION CUSSLE CLIVE
Characteristics: 408 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Scott, Justin

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May 18, 2014

Slow and boring....

AuntJane Mar 04, 2013

I like Isaac Bell stories and think they are great historical novels featuring a time period that people don't usually write about. The beginning of this wasn't very engaging, but as the story unfolded it became much more interesting - and historically informative! I love that you really feel the era that Bell's living in from the descriptions and settings.

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Jan 15, 2013

The Thief --- by Clive Cussler --- Cussler hits another thriller right out the ballpark. And that’s what we’ve come to expect of the author. Thrills, mystery, and spine-tingling action: a German agent attempts to steal the device for making talking pictures out from under the nose of our agent, Isaac Bell, and turn it over to the Kaiser’s technicians who plan to use it as an instrument of propaganda. There’s deceit a plenty; transcontinental train chases; fisticuffs in the bowel of the Mauretania; even a carefully engineered trail derailment. But our hero foils it all. A real definite page turner: Cussler scores. Again.

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karenw32
Apr 28, 2012

For me, I found this book to be slow and a bit on the boring side.

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Mommies2
Apr 02, 2012

I love Clive Cussler and his hero, Isaac Bell. I agree with previous reader about Thomas Edison. It was nice to read about something other than guns and war.

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ElspethG
Mar 19, 2012

Another great novel from Clive Cussler, and another interesting action/adventure about the peripatetic detective, Isaac Bell. The novel shows Cussler's intimate knowledge about sailing vessels, in this case, the Mauritania, and his knowledge of the period (pre WWI). The one thing I'd like to know for sure is whether or not Thomas Edison was as vindictive in life as he is depicted in this novel.

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