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  • Published: 20 March 2013
  • ISBN: 9780241958018
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $26.00

The Thief

An Isaac Bell Adventure


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On the ocean liner Mauretania, two European scientists with a dramatic new invention are rescued from abduction by the Van Dorn Detective Agency's intrepid chief investigator, Issac Bell. Unfortunately, they are not so lucky the second time.

The Thief is Clive Cussler's fifth historical thriller featuring detective Isaac Bell.
A bold kidnapping aboard an ocean liner sends detective Isaac Bell across America in a deadly game of cat and mouse . . .
Leaving England aboard the liner Mauretania, Isaac Bell, chief investigator at the legendary Van Dorn Detective Agency, stumbles on and thwarts a kidnapping. The two victims, who have fled Europe carrying a secret invention, fear that a foreign power wishes to steal it before they can bring it to America.
Bell and the Van Dorn Agency offer to protect them.
And it isn't long before Bell is fighting skullduggery in the middle of the Atlantic. In New York City, as well as across the country as he and the inventors head for California, the deadly chase is on. On their trail is the murderous agent known only as the 'Acrobat', instructed to steal this world-changing invention - and kill anyone in his way . . .
Bestseller Clive Cussler - author of the Dirk Pitt novels Crescent Dawn and Atlantis Found - has legendary super-sleuth Isaac Bell protect a top-secret invention with the power to shape the course of history. The Thief is the fifth novel in the Isaac Bell series, following The Race.
Praise for Clive Cussler:
'The Adventure King' Daily Express
'The guy I read' Tom Clancy
%%%The Thief is Clive Cussler's fifth historical thriller featuring detective Isaac Bell.



A bold kidnapping aboard an ocean liner sends detective Isaac Bell across America in a deadly game of cat and mouse . . .


Leaving England aboard the liner Mauretania, Isaac Bell, chief investigator at the legendary Van Dorn Detective Agency, stumbles on and thwarts a kidnapping. The two victims, who have fled Europe carrying a secret invention, fear that a foreign power wishes to steal it before they can bring it to America.



Bell and the Van Dorn Agency offer to protect them.



And it isn't long before Bell is fighting skullduggery in the middle of the Atlantic. In New York City, as well as across the country as he and the inventors head for California, the deadly chase is on. On their trail is the murderous agent known only as the 'Acrobat', instructed to steal this world-changing invention - and kill anyone in his way . . .



Bestseller Clive Cussler - author of the Dirk Pitt novels Crescent Dawn and Atlantis Found - has legendary super-sleuth Isaac Bell protect a top-secret invention with the power to shape the course of history. The Thief is the fifth novel in the Isaac Bell series, following The Race.



Praise for Clive Cussler:


'The Adventure King' Daily Express


'The guy I read' Tom Clancy



Bestselling author Clive Cussler has kept readers on the edges of their seats for four decades with his thrilling action novels. As well as The Isaac Bell Adventures there are also the NUMA and Oregon Files series, the Dirk Pitt stories (which started it all) and the Fargo series. Other titles in Cussler's first historical series - The Isaac Bell Adventures - include The Chase, The Spy, The Race and The Thiefwhich are all available from Penguin.



Justin Scott is the author of twenty-seven novels, including The Shipkiller and Normandie Triangle.
%%%The Thief is Clive Cussler's fifth historical thriller featuring detective Isaac Bell.



A bold kidnapping aboard an ocean liner sends detective Isaac Bell across America in a deadly game of cat and mouse . . .


Leaving England aboard the liner Mauretania, Isaac Bell, chief investigator at the legendary Van Dorn Detective Agency, stumbles on and thwarts a kidnapping. The two victims, who have fled Europe carrying

  • Pub date: 20 March 2013
  • ISBN: 9780241958018
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $26.00

About the Authors

Clive Cussler

Clive Cussler is the author or co-author of twenty previous bestselling books. He divides his time between Arizona and Colorado.

Justin Scott

Justin Scott is the author of twenty-three thrillers and mystery novels, written under his own name and the pen names Paul Garrison, J. S. Blazer, and Alexander Cole. He has twice been nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Awards given by the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Connecticut.


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