The Race (Isaac Bell Series #4)

The Race (Isaac Bell Series #4)

by Clive Cussler

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425250440
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/04/2012
Series: Isaac Bell Series , #4
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 173,999
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Clive Cussler is the author of more than fifty books in five bestselling series, including Dirk Pitt, NUMA Files, Oregon Files, Isaac Bell, and Fargo. His life nearly parallels that of his hero Dirk Pitt. Whether searching for lost aircraft or leading expeditions to find famous shipwrecks, he and his NUMA crew of volunteers have discovered more than seventy-five lost ships of historic significance, including the long-lost Confederate submarine Hunley, which was raised in 2000 with much press publicity. Like Pitt, Cussler collects classic automobiles. His collection features more than eighty examples of custom coachwork. Cussler lives in Arizona and Colorado.

Justin Scott is the author of thirty-one novels, including The Shipkiller and Normandie Triangle; the Ben Abbott detective series; six thrillers under his pen name Paul Garrison; and his coauthorship with Cussler of The WreckerThe Spy,The RaceThe ThiefThe StrikerThe BootleggerThe AssassinThe Gangster, and The Cutthroat. Scott lives in Connecticut.


Phoenix, Arizona

Date of Birth:

July 15, 1931

Place of Birth:

Aurora, Illinois


Pasadena City College; Ph.D., Maritime College, State University of New York, 1997

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“Bell just keeps getting more interesting. Cussler is turning out some of his best work.” —Booklist

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The Race 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 177 reviews.
Teresa Anselmo More than 1 year ago
After having read the first 3 Isaac Bell series, which were fantastic-they grabbed you from the 1st page, this one #4 is quite a letdown. I've been waiting for months for its release. It was Very, very boring from beginning to end. I have read every previous Clive Cussler book ever published & they have all been wonderful!!! Not so this one. Boring!
KellyET More than 1 year ago
I haven't quite finished the latest Isaac Bell venture, but I am so loving it. The historical aspect is particularly intriguing, and the return to one of my favorite Cussler characters is a joy. The plot is developing very nicely, and I can't wait to reach the inevitably fascinating conclusion. A must-read for airplane buffs.
SamuelJenkins More than 1 year ago
The sequel to the other three Clive Cussler books is quite a disappointment for me because all the other ones were smash hits while this one is just plain boring. Seriously? Cussler could have done much better knowing he produced a LOT of good ones, I really hope the next one would be much more okay.
booknutDA More than 1 year ago
I have read every book written by Cussler. I am very disappointed in this one. The first half of the book was very slow. I almost decided not to finish it but I had to finish it. The second part around page 200 really started to pick up. BTW The term is not JURY RIGGED. It is JERRY RIGGED. I am so tired of people and the ignorance of the English language in this country.
AvidreaderND More than 1 year ago
Not as intriguing as Cusslers many other books but with a new co-writer, Justin Scott. I am not finished with this one.
readafew on LibraryThing 16 days ago
Isaac Bell's 4th outing. In this one we and Isaac get to learn a lot about airplanes and their early growth. It's a lot of fun, and once again Bell has a crazy killer he needs to defend a client from. This time it's a pilot (plane driver) from her rich thug of a husband who has criminal contacts across the country. He's intelligent and dangerous and has only one goal, to see his wife dead by his hands before dies.Isaac needs to protect Josephine during a cross country air race and the only way he can think of to do so well, is to buy a plane and learn to fly.I liked the book and I learned a lot about the time period as well as about the early history of planes. If you liked the others this one is worth it too.
dswaddell on LibraryThing 22 days ago
The historical aspects of the plot were very well done. the story however seemed to drag somewhat.
jamespurcell on LibraryThing 22 days ago
Good historical details and perspective with good main characters and most others quite stereotypical. Plot predictable to the extent that I was skipping pages to finish the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining, but not as interesting in detail about cars, locomotives and business Barron's as previous series. More could have been put into the history of the flying machines.
Tangen More than 1 year ago
Bought the paperback in 2012, and the audio in 2013, and reread it every year or so. Guilty of adoring anything Cussler, and totally admiring Isaac Bell, but it is the story itself that keeps me coming back. Long ago, I checked up on Cussler's background facts and was satisfied that the historical researches are solid background for the fictional protagonists and the imaginative stories themselves. Isaac works for the Van Dorn Detective Agency (We never give up. Never), and not only investigates the sabotage interfering with this epic air race (across the US) and murders along the way, but also learns to fly planes as avant garde as his automobiles (Cussler is noted for his vintage auto collection). Fast paced and totally absorbing, this one will keep your nose glued to the page. Scott Brick gives his usual stellar audio performance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another fine Issac Bell.
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Love it
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My first Cussler novel and would describe it as a fun adventure set in an interesting time in american history Cussler is a good writer and pages fly by I really enjoyed reading The Race !!
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