The Wrecker

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Large Print Distribution, 2010 - Fiction - 696 pages
A New York Times Bestseller -- It is 1907, a year of financial panic and labor unrest. Train wrecks, fires, and explosions sabotage the Southern Pacific Railroad's Cascades express line and, desperate, the railroad hires the fabled Van Dorn Detective Agency. Van Dorn sends in his best man, and Bell quickly discovers that a mysterious saboteur haunts the hobo jungles of the West, a man known as the Wrecker, who recruits accomplices from the down-and-out to attack the railroad, and then kills them afterward. The Wrecker traverses the vast spaces of the American West as if he had wings, striking wherever he pleases, causing untold damage and loss of human life. Who is he? What does he want? If Bell doesn't stop him in time, more than a railroad could be at risk -- it could be the future of the entire country.

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User Review  - Carol420 - LibraryThing

he story line is smart with plenty of action and suspense for all Cussler fans. Bell is further developed as the old fashioned hero, chivalrous, fearless, with a passion for detail (aka Sherlock ... Read full review

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I enjoyed this book a lot, as I have most Clive Cussler books I have read. I should read a lot more from him. A couple things irritated me. One: dates. It seemed a lot of days go by as people travel ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Clive Cussler was born in Aurora, Illinois on July 15, 1931. He attended Pasadena City College for two years before enlisting in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. After his discharge from the military, he worked first as a copywriter and later as a creative director for two of the nation's most successful advertising agencies. At that time, he wrote and produced radio and television commercials that won numerous international awards, including one at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. He began writing in 1965 and published his first novel featuring Dirk Pitt in 1973. His first non-fiction work, The Sea Hunters, was published in 1996. He has written over 50 books including the Dirk Pitt series, the NUMA Files series, Oregon Files series, Isaac Bell series, and the Fargo Adventure series. He is the Chairman of NUMA (National Underwater and Marine Agency), a non-profit group which he founded. He and his crew of marine experts and NUMA volunteers have discovered over 60 historically significant underwater wreck sites.

Justin Scott is the author of The Shipkiller, Normandie Triangle, and the Ben Abbott Mystery series. He co-authored some of the books in the Isaac Bell Adventure series with Clive Cussler. He also writes modern sea thrillers under his pen name Paul Garrison.

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