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The Spy
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The Spy
Isaac Bell Series, Book 3
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Detective Isaac Bell, hero of The Chase and The Wrecker, returns in the remarkable new adventure from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author.
It is 1908, and international tensions are mounting as the world plunges toward war. When a brilliant American battleship gun designer dies in a sensational apparent suicide, 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. And when more suspicious deaths follow, it becomes clear that someone-an elusive spy-is orchestrating the destruction of America's brightest technological minds... and the murders all connect 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.
Detective Isaac Bell, hero of The Chase and The Wrecker, returns in the remarkable new adventure from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author.
It is 1908, and international tensions are mounting as the world plunges toward war. When a brilliant American battleship gun designer dies in a sensational apparent suicide, 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. And when more suspicious deaths follow, it becomes clear that someone-an elusive spy-is orchestrating the destruction of America's brightest technological minds... and the murders all connect 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.
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    Table of Contents

    Title Page

    Copyright Page

    Dedication

     

    THE GUNNER’S DAUGHTER

    Chapter 1

    Chapter 2

    Chapter 3

    Chapter 4

    Chapter 5

    Chapter 6

    Chapter 7

    Chapter 8

    Chapter 9

    Chapter 10

    Chapter 11

    Chapter 12

    Chapter 13

    Chapter 14

     

    ARMORED COFFINS

    Chapter 15

    Chapter 16

    Chapter 17

    Chapter 18

    Chapter 19

    Chapter 20

    Chapter 21

    Chapter 22

    Chapter 23

    Chapter 24

    Chapter 25

    Chapter 26

    Chapter 27

    Chapter 28

    Chapter 29

    Chapter 30

    Chapter 31

    Chapter 32

    Chapter 33

     

    THE FLEET

    Chapter 34

    Chapter 35

    Chapter 36

    Chapter 37

    Chapter 38

    Chapter 39

    Chapter 40

    Chapter 41

     

    A STREAK OF GOD

    Chapter 42

    Chapter 43

    Chapter 44

    Chapter 45

    Chapter 46

    Chapter 47

    Chapter 48

    Chapter 49

    Chapter 50

    Chapter 51

    Chapter 52

    Chapter 53

    Chapter 54

    Chapter 55

    Chapter 56

     

    ON DISTANT SERVICE

    DIRK PITT® ADVENTURES BY CLIVE CUSSLER

    Arctic Drift

    (WITH DIRK CUSSLER)

     

    Treasure of Khan

    (WITH DIRK CUSSLER)

     

    Black Wind

    (WITH DIRK CUSSLER)

     

    Trojan Odyssey

     

    Valhalla Rising

     

    Atlantis Found

     

    Flood Tide

     

    Shock Wave

     

    Inca Gold

     

    Sahara

     

    Dragon

     

    Treasure

     

    Cyclops

     

    Deep Six

     

    Pacific Vortex!

     

    Night Probe!

     

    Vixen 03

     

    Raise the Titanic!

     

    Iceberg

     

    The Mediterranean Caper

     

     

     

    FARGO ADVENTURES BY CLIVE CUSSLER
    WITH GRANT BLACKWOOD

     

    Spartan Gold

     

     

     

    ISAAC BELL NOVELS BY CLIVE CUSSLER

     

    The Wrecker

    (WITH JUSTIN SCOTT)

     

    The Chase

     

     

     

    KURT AUSTIN ADVENTURES BY CLIVE CUSSLER
    WITH PAUL KEMPRECOS

     

    Medusa

     

    The Navigator

     

    Polar Shift

     

    Lost City

     

    White Death

     

    Fire Ice

     

    Blue Gold

     

    Serpent

     

     

     

    OREGON FILES ADVENTURES BY CLIVE CUSSLER
    WITH JACK DU BRUL

     

    The Silent Sea

     

    Corsair

    Plague Ship

     

    Skeleton Coast

     

    Dark Watch

     

     

     

    WITH CRAIG DIRGO

     

    Golden Buddha

    Sacred Stone

     

     

     

    NONFICTION BY CLIVE CUSSLER AND CRAIG DIRGO

     

    The Sea Hunters

     

    The Sea Hunters II

     

    Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt Revealed

    CLIVE CUSSLER AND JUSTIN...

About the Author-
  • Clive Cussler is the author or coauthor of more than 50 previous books in five best-selling series, including Dirk Pitt, NUMA Files, Oregon Files, Isaac Bell, and Sam and Remi Fargo. His nonfiction works include Built for Adventure: The Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt, plus The Sea Hunters and The Sea Hunters II. They describe the true adventures of the real NUMA, which, led by Cussler, searches for lost ships of historic significance. With his crew of volunteers, Cussler has discovered more than 60 ships, including the long lost Confederate ship Hunley. He lives in Arizona.
    Justin Scott has written more than 30 thrillers, historicals, and mystery novels, including The Shipkiller, Normandie Triangle, and The Empty Eye of the Sea. With many books set at sea, he has been called "the Dick Francis of yachting." His main pen name is Paul Garrison, under which he has written five modern sea thrillers, including Fire and Ice, Red Sky at Morning, Sea Hunter, The Ripple Effect, and the Paul Janson series based on a Robert Ludlum character. Scott created the Ben Abbott detective series and was twice nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award by the Mystery Writers of America. He collaborates with Clive Cussler on the Isaac Bell series (The Wrecker, The Spy, The Race, The Thief, The Striker, The Bootlegger, and The Assassin). He lives in Connecticut with his wife.
    Scott Brick, an acclaimed voice artist, screenwriter, and actor, has performed on film, television, and radio. His stage appearances throughout the US include Cyrano, Hamlet, and MacBeth. In the audio industry, Scott has won over 20 Earphones Awards, as well as the 2003 Audie Award in the Best Science Fiction category for Dune: The Butlerian Jihad. After recording nearly 250 books in five years, AudioFile Magazine named Scott "one of the fastest-rising stars in the audiobook galaxy" and proclaimed him one of their Golden Voices. Brick's range is unparalleled as he reads thrillers to narrative nonfiction, from biographies to science fiction with aplomb.
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  • Publisher's Weekly

    April 19, 2010
    Set in 1908, bestseller Cussler and Scott's action-packed third adventure featuring Isaac Bell, head operative of the Van Dorn Detective Agency, leaves behind the railroad theme of the first two books (The Chase
    and The Wrecker
    ), focusing instead on the espionage-riddled world of warship and armament manufacturing in the buildup to WWI. Someone is murdering the leading lights of America's naval research and development. When the indefatigable Bell looks into the supposed suicide of chief gun designer Arthur Langner, he uncovers a succession of possible international suspects, all of whom are attempting to disrupt America's development of a fleet of dreadnought battleships. Bell clashes with old enemies and new until the climactic battle, where he must stop a massive submarine attempting to sink the navy's newest battleship. The expanded area of interest will attract new readers to this exciting series in the Cussler franchise.

  • AudioFile Magazine Narrator Scott Brick has a remarkable talent. When he reads adventure texts, he draws listeners in without overdoing it. We sit on the edge of our seats as he dramatizes scenes, characters, and dialogue, and we're mesmerized. It is a "can't-put-it-down" quality that is somehow built into Brick and his middle-American voice. In this book Cussler presents the third adventure of Isaac Bell and the Van Horn Detective Agency. Around 1908, just prior to the WWI, a vicious spy and his cohorts are working on ruining the relations of several nations; the Van Horn folks are sucked in. And listeners luck out. D.R.W. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine
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