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THE THRILLING SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER FEATURING DETECTIVE ISAAC BELL FROM THE GRAND MASTER OF ADVENTURE, CLIVE CUSSLER
'The Adventure King' SUNDAY EXPRESS
'Nobody does it better . . . nobody!' STEPHEN COONTS
With a burst of machine gun fire the assassins strike . . .
When the Van Dorn Agency's top detective, Isaac Bell, thwarts a plot to kill a US Senator, the race is on to uncover who was behind it and what they hoped to gain.
For Panama's Red Viper insurgency, the senator's death could have brought a welcome halt to the construction of the giant canal that threatens to divide their country.
It looks like an open and shut case. But when Bell heads south to investigate it's clear something about it doesn't add up.
With millions of dollars, the fates of two nations and the future of world trade at stake, Bell knows this is bigger than local trouble.
He just doesn't know yet how big . . .
'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail
'Just about the best storyteller in the business' New York Post
It's 1914, and bestseller Cussler's top-notch 12th Isaac Bell adventure (after 2019's The Titanic Secret, also coauthored with Du Brul) finds detective Bell and his wife, Marion, in Panama after foiling an attempt on the life of a U.S. senator in San Diego, Calif., by a Panamanian insurgent group. Meanwhile, Teddy Roosevelt is on his way to Panama to view the Panama Canal, which is still under construction, and a German industrialist, who was behind an earlier effort to assassinate the former American president, is going to try again. In short order, Bell is buried alive, loses his memory, and is thrown into jail. On top of all that, Marion is kidnapped. After Bell escapes and his memory is restored, he sets out to rescue Marion. Along the way, he untangles a complex plot that aims to destroy the canal. Against a colorful backdrop of Panama Canal lore, the action builds to a classic scene of hand-to-hand combat aboard a dirigible that could explode at any moment. Cussler fans will be well satisfied.