The Wrecker (Isaac Bell Series #2)

The Wrecker (Isaac Bell Series #2)

by Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
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The Wrecker (Isaac Bell Series #2) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 297 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1907, the Southern Pacific Railroad is constructing the Cascade Canyon Bridge in Oregon, but has deep financial problems. Bankers inform the firm's president, Osgood Hennessy that if the project is not finished by winter, they will withdraw their funding. Hennessy knows if the backers leave his company goes bankrupt. The SPR can complete the project easily on time except for the labor unrest that has led to delays due to explosions, fires and track destruction leading to derailing and other dangerous mayhem. Hennessy hires the Van Dorn Detective Agency who sends their best sleuth James Bell. He quickly concludes that the Wrecker is causing the deadly havoc by using hobo recruits to sabotage the SPR; after the mission is done he kills his new allies and sets forth on lining up his next crony. Bell believes he is running out of time to prevent the Wrecker's next terrorist act, which will be greater than all his previous sabotage combined. Even with an odd writing style that represents a bygone era when trains ruled distant travel over automobiles and planes, THE WRECKER travels at speeds much faster than Obama's rail proposal. The story line is filled with action on top of more action. Ironically, the audience knows which direction the plot travels and who the Wrecker is from almost the onset; yet readers will still go along for the ride expecting a High Noon showdown between the saboteur and the detective on THE CHASE to prevent a terrorist act on a scale never seen before. Harriet Klausner
RRSUSAF More than 1 year ago
Mr. Cussler writes books faster than I can read them. I picked up the first Pitt adventure many years ago and found the addition of other operatives entertaining. Together with the spin on historical data, Cussler weaves a great storyline. This is true with the latest series featuring Issac Bell. I found myself immersed in the turn of the century so much so, I was forced to confirm or deny persons and events through other sources as factual. Detective Bell's tireless pursuit of the criminal in this latest installment with seemingly endless setbacks made for a quick but entertaining read. We all figured out who the Wrecker was early on, and gave a sigh of relief when Issac was able to pinch the criminal. My only suggestion would be to read the first in the young series "The Chase", to familiarize yourself with his methods and background. ... Now on to the next book... Thanks Mr. Cussler.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
enjoyed the book but I don't think the ebook should be more expensive than the paperback
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always, I enjoyed this Cussler. Not my favorite and really not as good as Isaac Bell #1 (The Chase), but I still found myself wanting to go on. I love the way you get to follow up w/Isaac and fam later in life.
GDTX More than 1 year ago
I am not a huge Cussler fan but he is pretty good and this is his best. Might it be that the "co-author", Justin Scott is really good?
shackb More than 1 year ago
Clive Cussler is easy reading which is great for me. He has obviliously done his reasearch into the history of the time period he writes about. He ties that history into his story making for very interesting reading. Highly recommend this book.
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A wild ride
CarolLH More than 1 year ago
I love Dirk Pitt so thought I would try another Cussler book; this character had me a little confused sometimes, maybe because I hadn't read any of these before. Some parts seemed a little too unbelievable or maybe not developed quite enough. Still...an exciting book and was worth my time.
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This is a
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Of the 8 Isaac Bell series so far, this ranks the highest by far! Cussler and Scott are spot on from the prologue to the epilogue! A riveting read that is fun and informative throughout with an adversary that seems omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent until Isaac Bell begins to track his man down by the Van Dorn code " Never give up! Never!!!
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Have to read
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This writer keeps your interests in all of his books. I so far have read about half of his books. They keep you wanting to not put them down. They are the best.
archer0825 More than 1 year ago
Love all of his books and this is no exception.
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KeenKiwi More than 1 year ago
Clive Cussler always delivers a good read. The Isaac Bell series is a real winner, and as most of Mr. Cussler books, they are hard to put down. If you read before you retire for the evening, plan on going to bed a bit latter.
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