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Title:
The thief
ISBN:
9781611760583
Edition:
Unabridged.
Publication Information:
[New York] : Penguin Audio, Distributed by TEI, p2012.
Physical Description:
8 sound discs (ca. 10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Compact disc.
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Summary:
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.
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On the ocean liner Mauretania, two scientists with a dramatic new invention are barely rescued 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. 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.


Summary

Unabridged, 8 CDs, 10 hours

Read by Scott Brick

Detective Isaac Bell returns, in the thrilling new adventure from the #1 New York Times -bestselling author.


Author Notes

Clive Cussler was born in Aurora, Illinois on July 15, 1931. He attended Pasadena City College for two years before enlisting in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. After his discharge from the military, he worked first as a copywriter and later as a creative director for two of the nation's most successful advertising agencies. At that time, he wrote and produced radio and television commercials that won numerous international awards, including one at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival.

He began writing in 1965 and published his first novel featuring Dirk Pitt in 1973. His first non-fiction work, The Sea Hunters, was published in 1996. He has written over 50 books including the Dirk Pitt series, the NUMA Files series, Oregon Files series, Isaac Bell series, and the Fargo Adventure series.

He is the Chairman of NUMA (National Underwater and Marine Agency), a non-profit group which he founded. He and his crew of marine experts and NUMA volunteers have discovered over 60 historically significant underwater wreck sites.

(Bowker Author Biography) Clive Cussler's life nearly parallels that of his hero, Dirk Pitt. Whether searching for lost aircraft or leading expeditions to find famous shipwrecks with his NUMA crew of volunteers, he has garnered an amazing record of success.

Cussler is the author of sixteen consecutive New York Times bestsellers.

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Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Scott Brick delivers straightforward narration in the audio edition of this latest thriller from Cussler and Scott that follows the adventures of detective Isaac Bell during the early 20th century. This time around, Bell is aboard the British ocean liner Mauretania, heading home to the United States, when an attempt is made to kidnap two European scientists. Bell's timely intervention forestalls the crime, but, of course, things don't remain calm, and the powers behind the attempted abduction try again. Brick shines in his creation of European accents for the supporting cast and appropriately adjusts his pacing for the book's inevitable action sequences. Cussler and Scott are veteran suspense writers, and Brick-a seasoned narrator-proves their equal in this entertaining audiobook. A Putnam hardcover. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

This title is the fifth outing in best-seller machine Cussler's Isaac Bell detective series. While sailing to New York with his bride, Bell rescues from kidnappers two Austrian scientists who have invented a revolutionary new machine. While Bell thwarts unknown thugs from stealing the invention from the ship's hold, one of the scientists is murdered. Scott Brick's clear, nuanced reading captures the characters' various speech patterns, accents, and personalities. VERDICT Recommended for Isaac Bell fans and historical mystery fiction devotees. [The Putnam hc, published in March, was a New York Times best seller; the Berkley mass market pb will publish in March 2013.-Ed.]-Ilka Gordon, Siegal Coll. of Judaic Studies Lib., Cleveland (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.