In The Chase, Clive Cussler introduced an electrifying new hero, the tall, lean, no-nonsense detective Isaac Bell, who, driven by his sense of justice, travels early-twentieth-century America pursuing thieves and killers . . . and sometimes criminals much worse.
It is 1907, a year of financial panic and labor unrest. Train wrecks, fires, and explosions sabotage the Southern Pacific Railroad's Cascades express line and, desperate, the railroad hires the fabled Van Dorn Detective Agency. Van Dorn sends in his best man, and Bell quickly discovers that a mysterious saboteur haunts the hobo jungles of the West, a man known as the Wrecker, who recruits accomplices from the down-and-out to attack the railroad, and then kills them afterward. The Wrecker traverses the vast spaces of the American West as if he had wings, striking wherever he pleases, causing untold damage and loss of human life. Who is he? What does he want? Is he a striker? An anarchist? A revolutionary determined to displace the "privileged few"? A criminal mastermind engineering some as yet unexplained scheme?
Whoever he is, whatever his motives, the Wrecker knows how to create maximum havoc, and Bell senses that he is far from done--that, in fact, the Wrecker is building up to a grand act unlike anything he has committed before. If Bell doesn't stop him in time, more than a railroad could be at risk--it could be the future of the entire country.
Filled with intricate plotting and dazzling set pieces, The Wrecker is one of the most entertaining thrillers in years.
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1 . A Different Series, A New Hero
Posted December 05, 2010 by Ol'Soldier , GarlandThis book is a good read as are all of Mr. Cussler's books. It is a change from his NUMA series.
2 . Wow! That was different!
Posted February 02, 2010 by Cindy , Benton, Me.For those of us use to Dirk Pitt this was really different but just as much fun. I very much enjoyed reading Mr. Cussler's , hopefully, new hero. Thank you Mr. Cussler
3 . Cussler is a gem
Posted November 23, 2009 by Chris , San Diego AreaI know many Cussler fans felt Clive was leaving the business after the loss of his wife of fifty years, but he has come back with renewed vigor. Even though I have read all of his books and enjoy the unbelievable plots and classic characters of his waterborne adventures, this series seems more grounded.
The main hero in the book, Ike Bell, may have much in common with Dirk Pitt, but his actions and adventures are somewhat more believable. Perhaps Justin Scott has something to do with this given his pedigree. I hope this team turns out future works, as I would be looking forward to the next installment.
November 17, 2009
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