The Race (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Sep 6, 2011 - Fiction - 448 pages
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Detective Isaac Bell returns, in the remarkable new adventure from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author.

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 and tried to kill her, and he is bound to make another attempt. Bell 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 won't be only after his wife, but after Whiteway as well. And if Bell takes the case . . . Frost will be after him, too.
  

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i preferred "the spy" but i did enjoy the villain character in this one...

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"The Race" is NOT up to Mr.Cussler's usual standards. Weak plot, cardboard characters, and repetitive action. Time for a return of Mr. Cussler without a co author. I have all of his novels, but will not buy any more if they are of this standard.
Rodney Senior. Hampton, Canada.

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Clive Cussler is the Grand Master of Adventure, and author or coauthor of more than forty previous books, including twenty-one Dirk Pitt® novels, most recently Crescent Dawn; nine NUMA® Files adventures, most recently Devil’s Gate; eight Oregon Files books, most recently The Jungle; the Isaac Bell historical thrillers, most recently The Thief; three Fargo adventures, most recently The Kingdom; and young adult novels, most recently, The Adventures of Hotsy Totsy. His nonfiction works include Built for Adventure, The Sea Hunters , and The Sea Hunters II; the latter two describe the true adventures of the real NUMA®, which, led by Cussler, searches for ships of historic significance. With his crew of volunteers, Cussler has discovered more than sixty ships, including the long-lost Confederate submarine Hunley. He lives in Arizona.

Justin Scott's twenty-four novels include The Shipkiller and Normandie Triangle; the Ben Abbott detective series; and five modern sea thrillers published under his pen name Paul Garrison.

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