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Publisher's Summary

Detective Isaac Bell's investigation into an attempted assassination brings him to the construction site of the Panama Canal - and straight into a nest of vipers - in the latest adventure in the number-one New York Times-best-selling series from Clive Cussler.

Detective Isaac Bell's wife has said that he is always in the wrong place at the right time. This is certainly the case when Bell thwarts the assassination of a US senator shortly after meeting the man. This heroic rescue is just the start of the mystery for Bell, who suspects that the would-be assassins have a much larger and more dangerous agenda - one involving the nearly constructed Panama Canal. While the senator supports the building of the canal, there are many, including a local Panamanian insurgency known as the Red Vipers, who never want to see its completion. 

With millions of dollars and the fates of two nations at stake, Bell heads to Panama to find answers. After a deadly bombing at the canal's construction site, he is determined to stop the insurgents - or whoever is funding them - before they can attack again.

©2020 Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul (P)2020 Penguin Audio

What the critics say

"Fast-paced fun that's fraught with peril." (Kirkus Reviews)

 "Top-notch.... Cussler fans will be well-satisfied." (Publishers Weekly)

“Thrilling...[and] an excellent read.” (Mystery & Suspense)

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I don’t know if this was the last of the books. Be.Cussler or not but it was one of the best for sure.

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  • GABY
  • 2021-05-30

Excellent

Another great story. Scott Brick always delivers and I am never disappointed. One of the best in the Issac Bell series.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2021-05-31

The best Isaac Bell yet

A great read, you feel like you are knee deep in the waters of Panama Canal.

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  • Brad R.
  • 2021-06-01

Just is not the same since Justin Scott left.

What happen to starting in the future then going back to the past then ending in the future again. For instance The Chase,

Justin Scott did his homework and it showed in his books. He great at what he does, Who did it novels. I was always trying to guess who was it and who did it. The first 3 chapters I already figured out who was the bad guy. So then it became a straight action book, which the Oregon Files were and you knew who did it in those books also right away,

Jack, is not a great fit for Isaac Bell Novels.

The ending didn't go well with me either.... again it should go back to present, or future time, for Bell. ie the first couple of books in the series.

The first books in the series are the ones that got me hooked, These are books that got my mind thinking. The history and attention to detail of subject. like the Cutthroat, kept me invested in this series.

I think I am going to stop my purchases of The Isaac Bell Novels. Unless Justin Scott wants to come back, This is not the same novels that Justin was a part of.

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  • Cliff
  • 2021-06-06

Good book Not Great

I liked the story, liked Brick, but the book lacked the little period specific details that make you believe you are in the early 1900’s

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  • D.Streeter
  • 2021-06-02

Great story

I love all of the Issac Bell novels. He is a typical hero who always gets his man. As long as you know what to expect from the Issac Bell books you will be pleased with this one. Historically Informative and entertaining as well.

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  • saadvm
  • 2021-06-23

As usual, just great.

You just can't beat the combination of this character and this narrator. The story ended too soon.

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  • Frank K
  • 2021-06-23

Not the same without Justin Scott

I have been a longtime fan of the Dirk Pitt series however when I found the Isaac Bell series there was no looking back- Bell instantly became my new favorite. The historical details and vivid descriptions were always excellent and Isaac always accepted nothing but the most top notch option with regards to anything he encountered along his adventures. I have even gone out of my way when traveling to visit some of the historic locations mentioned in the series such as the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver.

Unfortunately the grandiose locations and details have left the series with Justin Scott. This book and the last "A Titanic Secret" have been letdowns. These last two books with Jack Du Brul at the helm have felt like cheap knock-offs of the real McCoy. I'm not saying Jack is a bad author - the book is not terrible and is actually pretty good BUT its just not Isaac Bell. I would say its more like a good fan fiction.

I wrote a short story for a school assignment once and when I turned it in I only received one comment back from my teacher; she wrote "thats it?!?!" This is exactly how the end of this adventure felt - the conclusion and wrap-up at the end was one of the weakest I have encountered in a Cussler novel.

Overall the story is OK and was still entertaining however its extremely evident that authors have been changed.

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  • john jojester
  • 2021-06-17

GREAT

Happy they can keep it going in the spirit of Clive! (Much of Star Trek written after Roddenberry passed.)

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  • Jim
  • 2021-06-15

One of the best of the Isaac Bell series!

This was an excellent story, outstandingly performed (as always) by the inimitable Scott Brick. If you like any Cussler or Du Brul books, or any swashbuckling adventure you'll enjoy this one. I can't wait for Mr. Du Brul's next installment. Bravo!

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  • delc77
  • 2021-06-11

Entertaining

Very good, not the best in the series, but worth listening to as always Scott Brick is excellent