The Chase

The Chase

Audiobook CD - 2007
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1906. For two years, the western United States have been suffering an extraordinary crime spree: a string of bank robberies by a single man who then cold-bloodedly murders any and all witnesses, and vanishes without a trace. Fed up by the depredations of "The Butcher Bandit, " the U.S. government brings in the best man it can find -- a tall, lean, no-nonsense detective named Isaac Bell, who has caught thieves and killers from coast to coast. But he has never had a challenge like this one. From Arizona to Colorado to the streets of San Francisco during its calamitous earthquake and fire, he pursues what quickly becomes clear to him is the best criminal mind he has ever encountered, and the woman who seems to hold the key to the man's identity. Using science, deduction, and intuition, he repeatedly draws near, only to grasp at empty air, but at least he knows his pursuit is having an effect. Because his quarry is getting angry now, and has turned the chase back on him. The hunter has become the hunted. And soon it will take all of Bell's skills not merely to prevail -- but to survive.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Audio, p2007.
ISBN: 9780143142430
Branch Call Number: CUSSL
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (ca. 12 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.


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Jul 18, 2012

Isaac Bell

mikereilly Jun 26, 2012

Not a bad yarn and a good start for a new Cussler character. Isaac is Dirk Pitt without the nautical technology and computers, and like Pitt, just as impervious to the misfalls and accidents that plague the rest of us.

Oct 16, 2011

There are a number of things that Cussler put in that didn't add anything to the story like an earthquake. All they did was serve to make the book a lot longer than it needed to be. This is probably the poorest Cussler book I've experienced.

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