The Return of Isaac Bell

The Striker, the sixth adventure featuring early 20th-century detective Isaac Bell might be the best yet in the series by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott.   It’s 1902, and one of the big issues at the time involves corporations trying to squash labor unions. Rumors of unionist saboteurs in the coal mines send Bell on a mission to keep the peace while maintaining the coal output. He soon discovers a foe that seems to know his every move — and every trick he’s learned from his apprenticeship at the detective agency.  How do you outwit someone who can anticipate your every action?  The history of the unions in early 20th-century America along with the hazardous working conditions of the coal mines is fascinating reading. Add a James Bond style flair with sabotage and villainy and the end result is a great action thriller!

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