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Publisher Description

Detective Isaac Bell tracks a killer across the nation’s oilfields in this adventure in the #1 New York Times–bestselling historical series.
 
 As Van Dorn private detective Isaac Bell strives to land a government contract to investigate John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil monopoly, the case takes a deadly turn. A sniper begins murdering opponents of Standard Oil, and soon the assassin—shooting with extraordinary accuracy at seemingly impossible long range—kills Bell’s best witness. Then the shooter detonates a terrible explosion that sets the victim’s independent refinery ablaze.

Bell summons his best detectives to hunt down the mysterious killer. But the murders—shootings, poisonings, staged accidents—have just begun as Bell tracks his phantom-like criminal adversary from the “oil fever” regions of Kansas and Texas to Washington, D.C., to the tycoons’ enclave of New York, to Russia’s war-torn Baku oil fields on the Caspian Sea, and back to America for a final, desperate confrontation. And this one will be the most explosive of all.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2015
March 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
416
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
4.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Stepping In 2 Time Zones ,

The Assassin

I always love a good Isaac Bell crime story. The Assassin was no different although I figured out the "who" early on. I just didn't have the "how". Fast paced to the end. Having grown up around the oil business I must admit some of the more technical details may have been glossed over to make an editor's deadline. For that reason I have to give this read 4 stars. On the other hand, 98% of the other readers out there would never know it.

Ydmstr ,

Intriguing

It took a couple of chapters to really get the gist of the story. Only then does it become hard to put it down because you’ve got to find out what happens next.

Mike Pekar ,

Slow start but a fast Bugatti ending

I had a hard time getting inti the first part of this book but then it took off like a rocket. A great read that I recommend to all Cussler enthusiasts.

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