The Spy

The Spy

Book - 2010
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Detective Isaac Bell, hero of The Chase and The Wrecker , returns in the remarkable new adventure from the #1 New York Times -bestselling author.

It is 1908, and international tensions are mounting as the world plunges toward war. When a brilliant American battleship gun designer dies in a sensational apparent suicide, the man's grief-stricken daughter turns to the legendary Van Dorn Detective Agency to clear her father's name. Van Dorn puts his chief investigator on the case, and Isaac Bell soon realizes that the clues point not to suicide but to murder. And when more suspicious deaths follow, it becomes clear that someone-an elusive spy-is orchestrating the destruction of America's brightest technological minds... and the murders all connect to a top- secret project called Hull 44.

But that is just the beginning. As the intrigue deepens, Bell will find himself pitted against German, Japanese, and British spies, in a mission that encompasses dreadnought battleships, Teddy Roosevelt's Great White Fleet, Chinatown, Hell's Kitchen, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Isaac Bell has certainly faced perilous situations before, but this time it is more than the future of his country that's at stake- it's the fate of the world.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c 2010.
ISBN: 9780399156434
Characteristics: 436 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Scott, Justin

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mammothhawk229e
Jul 19, 2017

Somewhat reads like James Bond in early 20th century.
However, he works well with other & get the girl.

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Naturmothr
Oct 26, 2014

I'm sleepy One more chapter I can t stop reading Bye

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cocosyl
Oct 17, 2014

like to extend my borrowing time for The Spy and To Whisper Her name to November 8th

mrsgail5756 Jan 01, 2014

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.

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Haywood6
Sep 13, 2013

could someone explain how to renew a book (I know it must be a far reachinh question but after i hour of screwing around I can't)

annmstaff Nov 01, 2012

An Isaac Bell mystery, The Spy is a compelling story which takes readers to the depths of America, where the scum live, and only the most ruthless survive. It is a story of deceit, betrayal, and a race against time. This espionage thriller is deeply connected to the international navy race that occurred in the early 1900s. Isaac Bell is drawn into the world of shipbuilding when a prominent American engineer dies suspiciously. He uncovers more unnatural deaths, and is soon on the hunt for his most cunning advisory yet, a man he only knows as the Spy.

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Shelley51
Oct 23, 2012

If I didn't know better I would assume Cussler was paid by the word!! Long & boring nothing like the first The Chase.

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zipread
Feb 10, 2012

The Spy by Clive Cussler. --- Clive Cussler is a prolific author of a whole shelf full of action-packed novels and this is one of them. The Spy is set in the time is just a bit before WW I. The major military countries; Japan, England, France, the United States and Germany are engaged in a furious arms race. All of these countries were attempting to out do one in developing dreadnaughts capable of resisting deadlier shells; canons with greater range and accuracy; torpedoes with greater range, accuracy and destructive power. All of these powers were engaged in espionage do discover each other’s military secrets. Some of these countries were not above engaging in sabotage to cripple their adversaries.
Enter Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Detective Agency who is drawn into this world when is asked to solve the mystery of the death, seemingly by suicide, of a researcher for the navy. What begins as a seemingly simple, straight forward suicide soon mushrooms into something much larger.
This book is quite enjoyable what with cross-continental train trips and descents into the gang-world of crime in early twenty century New York.
There’s suspense galore. No sooner do you figure out who the bad guys are than you realize you’ve let the author lead you astray.

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karenw32
Aug 21, 2011

One of my least favorite books. I read the first chapter and found it to be slow and boring. All of the other books I have read by Clive Cussler have been GREAT but this one in my opinion, wasn't exciting.

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scottekarate
Feb 05, 2011

Next to the Oregon files, this is where it's at with Cussler's current stuff.

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