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The Spy (Isaac Bell Series #3)

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12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Another Ripping Good Novel from Clive Cussler and Justin Scott

The newest entry in Clive Cussler's Isaac Bell series is, in my humble opinion, the best so far. Cussler and Scott depart from the railroad venue prominent in the first two novels and venture into the spy world of 1908. The subjects of naval architecture and warfare a...
The newest entry in Clive Cussler's Isaac Bell series is, in my humble opinion, the best so far. Cussler and Scott depart from the railroad venue prominent in the first two novels and venture into the spy world of 1908. The subjects of naval architecture and warfare are subtly used to enhance an exciting story that ranges from New York's Hell's Kitchen all the way to Mare Island near Vallejo, California. The action is well paced and supports the story without overpowering it. The identity of the spy was a well kept secret and revealed so casually that I had to read the page twice to make sure I had actually read it correctly. Cussler's recent novels just seem to get better and better and this one is no exception. I can't wait for the next entry!

posted by Exotic_TeaLady on June 7, 2010

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Great Series

The Issac Bell series is a great addition created by Clive Cussler and his co-writer Justin Scott. I really like that it takes back in the early 20th century with all its ruggedness.

posted by Darth-Vader on May 21, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2012

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    The best yet very good

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  • Posted March 14, 2012

    Great Read!!

    After reading my first Dirk Pitt novel many years ago, I fell in love with the rich characters that Mr. Cussler creates. Isaac Bell is just another in the long list of great characters. 'The Spy' was a great novel from start to finish. Once again I stayed up late reading because I couldn't put it down. Everyone who picks this book up to read will have a hard time putting it down. I highly recommend it!

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  • Posted October 8, 2011

    Good book

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  • Posted October 5, 2011

    Good, but....

    Pretty predictable. Don't get me wrong. This was still a good read. I just thought the first two stories in the series were better. Keep 'em coming Mr. Cussler.

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  • Posted September 6, 2011

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    FAST MOVING ACTION - EXCITING

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  • Posted March 17, 2011

    Just OK. I expected more.

    Big, Huge fan of the first Isaac Bell novel, the Chase. Sencond novel was good but fell a little short. This one continues the down slide slightly. Not sure if Clive Cussler has handed over the reins to Justin Scott but this novel not as "Cussler-esk" shall we say. Isaac Bell is a great character. Don't let him whither away.

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  • Posted January 6, 2011

    Ok, I suppose

    This was not as good as previous Bell novels, but I'll keep reading them anyway.

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  • Posted September 22, 2010

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    Another good one from Cussler (and his co-authors)

    First time I've read a book from this period of time (early 20th century, pre-war). It's nice to see a hero who doesn't need all the computers and gadgets to save the day.

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  • Posted July 22, 2010

    Reading The Spy

    While I buy every Clive Cussler book that comes out, in hardback, I am starting to find that they are becoming just a little predictable. While the Spy is one of his better books, deducing the identity of the spy was not that hard if you followed the clues.

    In his first books, he always had several mysteries going at one time. I could never figure them out, but now his books seem almost all the same with just one mystery to solve.

    As I said, I buy all his books so you should buy this one.

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  • Posted July 19, 2010

    THE EXPECTED FROM CLIVE CUSSLER

    It is very satisfying to be on the right track again, especially after the Spartan Gold (Fargo Adventures)disaster.

    This book shares the same basics as the successfull Isaac Bell novel (The Wrecker)with more or less similar "bad guys", but interesting characters, evil or good.

    One little mistake in the hardcover edition page 228, is that the Rotary Club Schenectady, NY was chartered in 1918, whereas the book deals with events that took place between March 17, 1908 and June 01, 1908.

    Münir HAMAMCIOGLU
    Istanbul

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