The Bootlegger

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Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014 - Fiction - 539 pages
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Detective Isaac Bell returns in the extraordinary new adventure in the #1 "New York Times-"bestselling series.
It is 1920, and both Prohibition and bootlegging are in full swing. When Isaac Bell's boss and lifelong friend Joseph Van Dorn is shot and nearly killed leading the high-speed chase of a rum-running vessel, Bell swears to him that he will hunt down the lawbreakers, but he doesn't know what he is getting into. When a witness to Van Dorn's shooting is executed in a ruthlessly efficient manner invented by the Russian secret police, it becomes clear that these are no ordinary criminals. Bell is up against a team of Bolshevik assassins and saboteurs--and they are intent on overthrowing the government of the United States.

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User Review  - jetangen4571 - LibraryThing

action-adventure, Isaac Bell, thriller/suspense Nobody does action, adventure, suspense, and a solid historical background in a novel like Clive Cussler! During the time of the Volstead Act and the ... Read full review

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This was a fast paced, historically/geographically accurate adventure taking place during the American prohibition era, featuring mafia like characters, rum runners, international intrigue, and quite ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Clive Cussler is the author of many "New York Times "bestsellers, most recently "Zero Hour," " The Mayan Secrets," and "Mirage." He lives in Arizona.
Justin Scott's novels include "The Shipkiller "and "Normandie Triangle"; the Ben Abbott detective series; and modern sea thrillers published under his pen name, Paul Garrison. He is the coauthor with Clive Cussler of five previous Isaac Bell novels. He lives in Connecticut.

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