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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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