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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,665 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Clive Cussler, Justin Scott Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Isaac Bell Series Release Date:
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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, attempting to kill her as well. And Bell knows that he will make another attempt. He 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 will be after Whiteway as well—and if Bell takes the case, Frost will be after him too.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Another exciting adventure.”

    Oklahoman

  • “As in the previous episodes, Clive Cussler and co-author Justin Scott alternate period-perfect cliffhangers and suspenseful action that speaks to any age.”

    Barnes and Noble editorial review

  • “Evocative period detail, brave men and women and their fabulous flying machines, and nonstop action add up to plenty of fun.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[An] exciting and lively period piece...Cussler and Scott deliver another outstanding adventure that skillfully invokes the time period. All the women are gorgeous, all the men are dashing, and all the airplanes and other new machinery are lovingly described. Fans of this series...will want to add this to their collections.”

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Anita | 2/15/2014

    " Dirk Pitt novels are a guilty pleasure, so books about Isaac Bell, the turn-of-the-century detective are not quite what I seek in Cussler's books. The writing is good, but the situations and character's actions are not always believable (though the Pitt books are arguably as unbelievable) , and I found a few tedious passages where the author was simply showing off his knowledge of aeroplanes and aeroplane racing from the distant past. (The same is true of the train books he has written in the same series). The characters are not as well developed in this book as previous ones in the series. We see very little of Bell's fiancee, and Bell's co-workers add little to the plot this time round. There's lots of derring-do for those who like action, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jim | 2/11/2014

    " The narrator's sibilance is off-outting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ralph McEwen | 2/11/2014

    " I enjoyed this book. I like the care the writers took with conversational language. There is a lot of details about early aviation that I did not know. Another action packed Cussler formula style book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chris Bauer | 2/4/2014

    " Typical Cussler fare; high octane thrills and chases, damsels in distress, really bad guys and really good guys. I still find myself fascinated by the unusual time period of the series at the beginning decades of the 20th century. Nice, solid details in the background. This book follows Cussler's time honored conventions of practically every fiction book he's written. If you're searching for thought provoking, elegant and sublime prose, keep going. But if you want a solid dose of adventure, almost entirely plot driven, give it a shot. "

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