The Spy (Isaac Bell Series #3)

The Spy (Isaac Bell Series #3)

by Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
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The Spy (Isaac Bell Series #3) by Clive Cussler, Justin Scott

Twentieth century detective Isaac Bell takes on the espionage-riddled world of warfare when America’s naval research and development experts begin to die one by one in this #1 New York Times-bestselling historical action adventure.
1908 marks a year of ever-escalating international tension as the world plunges toward war. And with America on the brink, it comes as a devastating blow to learn of the apparent suicide of one of the United States’ most brilliant battleship-gun designers. The death becomes a media sensation, and the man’s grief-stricken daughter turns to the legendary Van Dorn Detective Agency to clear her father’s name. Van Dorn puts his chief investigator on the case, and Isaac Bell soon realizes that the clues point not to suicide, but to murder. As Bell notices more suspicious deaths among the nation’s sharpest technological minds, he begins to suspect the work of an elusive spy somehow connected to a top-secret project called Hull 44.
But that is just the beginning. As the intrigue deepens, Bell will find himself pitted against German, Japanese, and British spies, in a mission that encompasses dreadnought battleships, Teddy Roosevelt’s Great White Fleet, Chinatown, Hell’s Kitchen, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Isaac Bell has certainly faced perilous situations before, but this time it is more than the future of his country that’s at stake—it’s the fate of the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101188057
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Series: Isaac Bell Series , #3
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 19,687
File size: 2 MB
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 SpyThe RaceThe ThiefThe StrikerThe BootleggerThe Assassin,The 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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The Spy (Isaac Bell Series #3) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 358 reviews.
Exotic_TeaLady More than 1 year ago
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!
NoraJean More than 1 year ago
Cussler is another author I read regardless of the topic. I was there for Vixen, and when he sent President Lincoln and the Confederate Treasury to the Sahara, and I have to say that as much as I love Dirk Pitt and NUMA, Isaac Bell is my new favorite fictional hero. In the Bell novels, Cussler showcases his research of the arcane tidbits of American trivia - railroad history, architectural trends, theater and fashion - no detail to small to add depth to the scene. In The Spy, as in the other Bell novels, the action is fast, the characters are interesting, the settings are detailed and the plot sucks you in! These are a must-read, as far as I am concerned! Love them, Mr. Cussler, but more Marion next time, please!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having read most of Cussler's works, I was favorably surprised by "The Spy". The main character is not stuck in a locked cavern or hanging from a suspension bridge and the reader is brought back to a time in our history before cell phones and modern detective tactics. Isaac Bell is a bit like Dirk Pitt without the divewatch. His skills make him appear destruct-proof and his recognizing clues and human tendencies have touches of Robert Ludlum's writings. At one point, I felt I was literally in the book and riding the train cross-country in the parlor car. I read this book on my ereader and put the page turner button to good use!
JeffTX More than 1 year ago
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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Classic Cussler! A fun read with engaging plot twists and nonstop action. The Issac Bell series with its turn of the century (20th) time frame is very enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the NUMA and Oregon series and was beginning to love the Isaac Bell series. However, in this one the end of the story (not meaning the last chapter) seemed incomplete somehow.
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Fun predictable plot. I enjoyed it but what is with the missing pages? The last 3 books have had atleast 3 sections of missing pages. I want to start another Pitt or Bell book soon but afraid of missing something
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Love clive cussler and WW2
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Clice Cussler at his BEST !!
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Another intersting book with Isaac Bell - Cussler blends so much "real" history and people - great read.
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If you follow Isaac Bell, then this one won't disappoint you
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I enjoy Cussler's books, and this is an example why. I'm a Dirk Pitt, Kurt Austin, and now an Isaac Bell fan. If you enjoy reading about early 1900 America, this one is for you. BillinSC
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