The Race (Paperback)
|Author: Clive/ Scott Cussler|
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|Detective Isaac Bell returns in this remarkable adventure from a #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author, set in 1910, during the days of aviation infancy. A woman is in peril, and a madman is out for vengeance. Only Bell stands between them. Available in a tall Premium Edition.|
From the Publisher:
On the ocean liner Mauretania, two European scientists with a groundbreaking new invention are rescued from abduction by the Van Dorn Detective Agency's intrepid chief investigator, Isaac Bell. Unfortunately, they are not so lucky when the thugs attack a second time?and one of the scientists dies. What are the scientists holding that is so precious? Only something that will revolutionize business and world culture?and perhaps something more.Protecting a woman aviator whose violent 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.
For war clouds are looming, and a ruthless espionage agent has spotted a priceless opportunity to give the German Empire an edge. It is up to Isaac Bell to figure out who he is, what he is up to, and stop him, but Bell may already be too late.
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.