The Thief (Hardcover)
|Author: Clive/ Scott Cussler|
From the Publisher:
When a scientist he recently rescued from kidnappers is murdered, Van Dorn Detective Agency chief investigator Isaac Bell discovers that the scientist's secret new invention has the power to revolutionize business and that a ruthless agent is looking to exploit the innovation to seize power for Germany. 600,000 first printing.
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.
War is looming and espionage is in the air when a European scientist is killed. Who is trying to find out about his latest invention? Are the Germans involved? Luckily, Isaac Bell, chief investigator of the Van Dorn Detective Agency, is on the case. Fans of the popular historic series will be pleased to read more of Bell's exploits, and this outing, like his previous ones, is rich with period detail and adventure.