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Format: Hardcover Large Print
Publish Date: 9/28/2011
(in Inches) 8.5H x 5.75L x 0.75T
Detective Isaac Bell returns, in the remarkable new adventure from the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author.
It is 1910, the age of flying machines is still in its infancy, and newspaper publisher Preston Whiteway is offering $50,000 for the first daring aviator to cross America in less than fifty days. He is even sponsoring one of the prime candidates-an intrepid woman named Josephine Frost-and that''s where Bell, chief investigator for the Van Dorn Detective Agency, comes in.
Frost''s violent-tempered husband has just killed her lover and tried to kill her, and he is bound to make another attempt. Bell has tangled with Harry Frost before; he knows that the man has made his millions leading gangs of thieves, murderers, and thugs in every city across the country. He also knows that Frost won''t be only after his wife, but after Whiteway as well. And if Bell takes the case . . . Frost will be after him, too.
From the Publisher:
Protecting a woman aviator whose violent-tempered husband has already committed one murder, Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Detective Agency oversees the woman's participation in a daring 1910 cross-country race, which is being sponsored by a wealthy newspaper publisher. (suspense). By the best-selling author of Lost Empire.
Born in Aurora, Illinois, Cussler grew up mainly in California where he attended Pasadena City College before joining the Air Force during the Korean War. Serving as an aircraft mechanic and flight engineer, Cussler eventually left the service to work in advertising as a copywriter, moving on to become creative director of some of the country's most prestigious agencies. Cussler didn't begin writing novels until he was 34, and it wasn't until eight years later in 1973 that he published a novel featuring Dirk Pitt, the hero he is most famous for creating. Since then, Cussler has gone on to write a long list of best-selling adventure novels, which have been translated into 40 languages and have been sold in over 135 countries. He has served as chairman of the National Underwater & Marine Agency, and as a fellow in the Explorers Club of New York, the Royal Geographic Society in London, and the American Society of Oceanographers. Cussler is married to Barbara Knight, with whom he has had three children. He spends much of his time on his favorite hobby, tending to his sizable collection of rare and classic cars.
"Clive Cussler and Justin Scott have kept the action lively, with the notion that Van Dorn detectives never give up. . . . Unlike Cussler's other series books exploring the ocean, THE RACE transports his audience into the air, to experience the exhilaration of early air travel, and the pains and joys accompanying such flight."
- Judy Gigstad