The Chase

The Chase

Audiobook CD - 2007
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"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 U.S. 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."--Publisher website.
Publisher: Books on Tape, 2007.
ISBN: 9781415941867
1415941866
Call Number: CUSSLER
Characteristics: 10 compact discs (12 hrs., 22 mins.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Adventure fiction.
California -- History -- 1850-1950 -- Fiction.
Bell, Isaac (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Robbery investigation -- Fiction.
Bank robberies -- Fiction.
Compact discs, Book.

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Jul 18, 2012

Isaac Bell

mikereilly Jun 26, 2012

Not a bad yarn and a good start for a new Cussler character. Isaac is Dirk Pitt without the nautical technology and computers, and like Pitt, just as impervious to the misfalls and accidents that plague the rest of us.

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IAN GILSON
Oct 16, 2011

There are a number of things that Cussler put in that didn't add anything to the story like an earthquake. All they did was serve to make the book a lot longer than it needed to be. This is probably the poorest Cussler book I've experienced.

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