Detective Isaac Bell, hero of The Chase and
The Wrecker, returns in the remarkable new adventure from
the #1 New York Times-bestselling author.
It is 1908, and international tensions are mounting as the world
plunges toward war. When a brilliant American battleship gun
designer dies in a sensational apparent suicide, the man''s
grief-stricken daughter turns to the legendary Van Dorn Detective
Agency to clear her father''s name. Van Dorn puts his chief
investigator on the case, and Isaac Bell soon realizes that the
clues point not to suicide but to murder. And when more suspicious
deaths follow, it becomes clear that someone-an elusive spy-is
orchestrating the destruction of America''s brightest technological
minds... and the murders all connect to a top- secret project
called Hull 44.
But that is just the beginning. As the intrigue deepens, Bell will
find himself pitted against German, Japanese, and British spies, in
a mission that encompasses dreadnought battleships, Teddy
Roosevelt''s Great White Fleet, Chinatown, Hell''s Kitchen, and the
Brooklyn Navy Yard. Isaac Bell has certainly faced perilous
situations before, but this time it is more than the future of his
country that''s at stake- it''s the fate of the world.