416 pages, 7.5 × 4.19 × 0.81 in
March 4, 2014
Penguin Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0425264688
ISBN - 13: 9780425264683
Read from the Book
Also by Clive CusslerTitle PageCopyrightMap PROLOGUE BOOK ONE: COALChapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 15Chapter 16Chapter 17 BOOK TWO: FIREChapter 18Chapter 19Chapter 20Chapter 21Chapter 22Chapter 23Chapter 24Chapter 25Chapter 26Chapter 27Chapter 28Chapter 29Chapter 30Chapter 31 BOOK THREE: STEAMChapter 32Chapter 33Chapter 34Chapter 35Chapter 36Chapter 37Chapter 38Chapter 39Chapter 40Chapter 41Chapter 42Chapter 43Chapter 44Chapter 45Chapter 46Chapter 47Chapter 48Chapter 49Chapter 50 EPILOGUEA Smoke-filled Room1912THE MARMON 32 SPEEDSTER PARKED ON WALL STREET IN A shadow between two lampposts.Roundsman O’Riordan took notice. It was the dead of night. Orders said let no one bother the bigwig politicians and officeholders who were horse-trading upstairs in the Congdon Building. And the auto had a clear shot at the limousines waiting for them at the curb.Its side curtains were fogged by the damp rolling off the harbor. O’Riordan had to get close to see inside. The driver was a pleasant surprise, a beautiful lady with straw-blond hair, and the cop relaxed a little. But all he could see of the gent beside her were steely contours. Still, you couldn’t rap your stick on a Marmon 32 and tell the swells to move along like they were bums on the sidewalk, so with his right hand by his pistol, he tapped the side curtain lightly, like touching his glass to the mahogany to signal the bart
From the Publisher
Detective Isaac Bell returns in a remarkable new adventure from the #1 New York Times bestselling series.
It is 1902, and a bright, inexperienced young man named Isaac Bell, only two years out of his apprenticeship at the Van Dorn Detective Agency, has an urgent message for his boss. Hired to hunt for radical unionist saboteurs in the coal mines, he is witness to a terrible accident that makes him think something else is going on…that provocateurs are at work and bigger stakes are in play.
Little does he know just how big they are.
Given exactly one week to prove his case, Bell quickly finds himself pitted against two of the most ruthless opponents he has ever known—men of staggering ambition and cold-bloodedness who are not about to let some wet-behind-the-ears detective stand in their way.
About the Author
CLIVE CUSSLER is the author or coauthor of more than fifty previous books, including twenty-two Dirk Pitt® adventures, eleven NUMA® Files adventures, nine Oregon® Files books, six Isaac Bell thrillers, and five Fargo novels. His most recent New York Times bestsellers are The Mayan Secrets, Zero Hour, and Mirage. His nonfiction works include Built for Adventure: The Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt, plus The Sea Hunters and The Sea Hunters II; these describe the true adventures of the real NUMA®, which, led by Cussler, searches for lost ships of historic significance. With his crew of volunteers, Cussler has discovered more than sixty ships, including the long-lost Confederate submarine Hunley. He lives in Arizona.
JUSTIN SCOTT’s twenty-four novels include The Shipkiller and Normandie Triangle; the Ben Abbott detective series; and five modern sea thrillers published under his pen name Paul Garrison. He lives in Connecticut.
“James Bond style flair with sabotage and villainy…a great action thriller.”—The Associated Press
“This origin story (every hero needs one) will give Bell’s fans a fresh look at their favorite private investigator.”—Booklist
“The action flows swiftly, and the authors do a good job depicting the work conditions and the class warfare of the time.”—Publishers Weekly