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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,549 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Clive Cussler Narrator: Richard Ferrone, Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Isaac Bell Series Release Date: November 2007 ISBN: 9781101154250
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For decades, Clive Cussler has been delighting readers with novels filled with suspense, action, and sheer audacity. Now he does it again, in one of the wildest, most entertaining historical thrillers in years.

April 1950. The rusting hulk of a steam locomotive rises from the deep waters of a Montana lake. Inside is all that remains of three men who died forty-four years before. But it is not the engine or its grisly contents that interest the people watching nearby. It is what is about to come next . . .

1906. For two years, the western states of America have been suffering an extraordinary crime spree: a string of bank robberies by a single man who cold-bloodedly murders any and all witnesses and then vanishes without a trace. Fed up by the depredations of the “Butcher Bandit,” the US government brings in the best man they can find-a tall, lean, no-nonsense detective named Isaac Bell, who has caught thieves and killers coast to coast.

But Bell has never had a challenge like this one. From Arizona to Colorado to the streets of San Francisco during its calamitous earthquake and fire, he pursues what is quickly becoming clear to him is the sharpest criminal mind he has ever encountered, and the woman who seems to hold the key to the bandit's identity. Using science, deduction, and intuition, Bell repeatedly draws near only to grasp at thin air, but at least he knows his pursuit is having an effect. Because his quarry is getting angry now, and has turned the chase back on him. The hunter has become the hunted. And soon it will take all of Isaac Bell's skills not merely to prevail…but to survive.

Filled with intricate plotting, dazzling signature set pieces, and not one but two extraordinary villains, this is the work of a master writing at the height of his powers.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monroe | 1/27/2014

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shea Donahue | 3/18/2013

    " Maybe 3.5 - I did like that she didn't play the "we were lovers gone wrong as teens" angle out a long time. It was nice to see a pair that realized they WANTED to work out the mistake of the past. "

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Traci | 3/15/2012

    " I did not like the end, but the book was good, better than the one with Suzanne and Ryder. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 2/11/2012

    " I thought when I started and for 80% of the way through that this was going to be a 5 star book for me. I loved the characters - I was feeling it so much - and then blam - I don't like what happened near the end. I hope this doesn't continue later in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole Luiken | 11/1/2011

    " A new romance author for me and one I'm glad I picked up. The author deftly avoids tired cliches by having the characters TALK about the bad break up they had in chapter two. I will definitely be buying another book in the series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nickwhipple | 6/28/2011

    " An action-packed quick read. Don't expect to be enlightened, but sometimes you just need entertainment, and this book provided just that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 6/21/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. The history is fascinating as is the detective work of the early part of this century. I love Isaac Bell. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 6/20/2011

    " I loved the historical and geographical. But I am a character driven reader and the characters weren't very real for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 6/2/2011

    " Sometimes over-explains history, facts, etc. but entertaining read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 6/2/2011

    " I don't particularly like westerns, so when I started the book, I thought I might not like it. But it was not completely a western. I kept my interest from when I picked up and when I put it down 2 and a half hours later finished. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 5/29/2011

    " Clive cussler books always make me interested in the history....awesome stuff about quake of 1906 san francisco, takes a long time to read, spend half my time on wiki reading about history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nate | 5/19/2011

    " Solid Clive Cussler! If you like his stuff, you will like this one too. Good stuff!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 5/6/2011

    " Cussler is always a good read, but I especially enjoyed this one. It is very different from his other books and series. The story takes place in the early 1900's and is just a great, fun read. You have your action and adventure and some romance thrown in. I highly recommend The Chase. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carl | 4/17/2011

    " This was my first Cussler book, and will probably be my last. While it held my interest enough to finish it, the pure good vs pure evil became almost laughable, and the incredible achievements of the vehicles of that era was way off the charts. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tom | 4/13/2011

    " i thought the dialogue was absolutely amaturish.the male female interaction was corny.this was my first clive kussler and my last! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arman | 4/3/2011

    " Classical Clive Cussler. A clever person is a powerful one. No matter what you do, it never tastes as the thing u long most doing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 James | 3/19/2011

    " read at ccp. this was horseshit. i didn't know cussler was this bad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee | 3/6/2011

    " Ok I admit it, I read it - nice story...and it allowed me to decompress from the week...whew "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 3/5/2011

    " This was a good book and I had read it before. I didn't like it aa well as "The Wrecker" This was the first one of that series. "

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About the Author
Author Clive Cussler

Clive Cussler, an internationally recognized authority on shipwrecks and the founder of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, began writing novels in 1965. He published his first work featuring continuous series hero Dirk Pitt in 1973. His first nonfiction, The Sea Hunters, was released in 1996. The Board of Governors of the State University of New York Maritime College considered The Sea Hunters in lieu of a PhD thesis and awarded Cussler a doctor of letters degree in May 1997. It was the first time since the college was founded in 1874 that such a degree was bestowed. His books, many of which are New York Times bestsellers, have been published in more than forty languages in more than one hundred countries. He splits his time between Arizona and Colorado.

About the Narrators

Richard Ferrone, an Audie Award winner, has consistently received high praise from critics and fans alike for his audiobook performances for over twenty years. He has performed on and off Broadway and in regional theaters. His television appearances include Law & Order, Against the Law, Guiding Light, and One Life to Live.

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.