The Thief

The Thief

An Isaac Bell Adventure

Large Print - 2013
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When a scientist he recently rescued from kidnappers is murdered, private investigator Isaac Bell discovers that a ruthless agent wants the scientist's secret new invention in order to exploit it to seize power for Germany.
Publisher: Waterville, ME : Large Print Press, 2013.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781594136030
Characteristics: 510 p. (large print) :,ill. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Scott, Justin


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Mar 28, 2019

The story starts off strong but once the reader knows the nature of the marvelous new invention that is worth kidnapping and killing for, then reading enthusiasm wanes. Also the incredible acrobatics and rope tricks in this tale would make Spiderman envious. No wonder this crime novel has been dispatched to "Storage".

May 18, 2014

Slow and boring....

AuntJane Mar 04, 2013

I like Isaac Bell stories and think they are great historical novels featuring a time period that people don't usually write about. The beginning of this wasn't very engaging, but as the story unfolded it became much more interesting - and historically informative! I love that you really feel the era that Bell's living in from the descriptions and settings.

Jan 15, 2013

The Thief --- by Clive Cussler --- Cussler hits another thriller right out the ballpark. And that’s what we’ve come to expect of the author. Thrills, mystery, and spine-tingling action: a German agent attempts to steal the device for making talking pictures out from under the nose of our agent, Isaac Bell, and turn it over to the Kaiser’s technicians who plan to use it as an instrument of propaganda. There’s deceit a plenty; transcontinental train chases; fisticuffs in the bowel of the Mauretania; even a carefully engineered trail derailment. But our hero foils it all. A real definite page turner: Cussler scores. Again.

Apr 28, 2012

For me, I found this book to be slow and a bit on the boring side.

Apr 02, 2012

I love Clive Cussler and his hero, Isaac Bell. I agree with previous reader about Thomas Edison. It was nice to read about something other than guns and war.

Mar 19, 2012

Another great novel from Clive Cussler, and another interesting action/adventure about the peripatetic detective, Isaac Bell. The novel shows Cussler's intimate knowledge about sailing vessels, in this case, the Mauritania, and his knowledge of the period (pre WWI). The one thing I'd like to know for sure is whether or not Thomas Edison was as vindictive in life as he is depicted in this novel.

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