The Bootlegger

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Wheeler Pub Incorporated, 2014 - Fiction - 539 pages
3 Reviews
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  - TJCams - LibraryThing

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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User Review  - jamespurcell - LibraryThing

Not his best, very predictable almost formulaic. The Toff, Simon Templar and Lord Peter Wimsey did the languid, rich sleuth with more aplomb and greater depth of character than Isaac. Great descriptions of armament and vehicles of the era kept me hanging in to finish but it was a slog. 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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