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The wrecker
Clive Cussler and Justin Scott
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From Publishers' Weekly:

Set in 1907, the rousing second thriller to feature detective Isaac Bell (after The Chase) from bestseller Cussler and Scott pits Bell against "the Wrecker," who's been destroying trains and railroad facilities around the country for no apparent reason. These horrific incidents are wreaking havoc on the plans of Osgood Hennessy, the Southern Pacific Railroad's president, who's constructing the massive Cascade Canyon Bridge in Oregon. If the project isn't completed by winter, Hennessy's bankers will withdraw financing and his company will be destroyed. As in the first book, the purposefully stilted writing style takes a little getting used to, but there's plenty of excitement to be had in a world where massive, fire-breathing trains fly along at speeds of up to 120 mph. While the Wrecker's identity is revealed early on and there's never any doubt that Isaac will get his man, readers will find many thrills and much diabolical cleverness along the way. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

Cussler ( revives larger-than-life railroad detective Isaac Bell, first seen in The Chase (2007), this time with coauthor Scott. It's 1907, and the Van Dorn Detective Agency is hired to stop the sabotaging of the Southern Pacific Railroad's express line. Cussler's descriptions of the train wrecks are vivid and believable; with his masterly vocalizations, Scott Brick (see Behind the Mike, LJ 10/15/09) is just the narrator to bring this action to life. Highly recommended. [The New York Times best-selling Putnam hc was described as "a very enjoyable romp," LJ 10/15/09; the third Isaac Bell novel, The Spy, will publish in June.-Ed.]-Joseph L. Carlson, Vandenberg Air Force Base Lib., Lompoc, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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