On the ocean liner Mauretania, two European
scientists with a dramatic new invention are barely rescued from
abduction by the Van Dorn Detective Agency''s intrepid chief
investigator, Isaac Bell. Unfortunately, they are not so lucky the
second time. The thugs attack again-and this time one of the
scientists dies. What are they holding that is so precious? Only
something that will revolutionize business and popular culture-and
perhaps something more.
For war clouds are looming, and a ruthless espionage agent has
spotted a priceless opportunity to give the Germans an edge. It is
up to Isaac Bell to figure out who he is, what he is up to, and
stop him. But he may already be too late . . . and the future of
the world may just hang in the balance.