Book Review: The Race (Isaac Bell #4)

Book Review

The Race (Isaac Bell #4)

Clive Cussler & Justin Scott

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5 Stars)

Thriller

What a fun book! High-flying fun and adventure that really brings the rip-roaring early 20th century to life! Isaac Bell just might be my favourite Clive Cussler series. It even rivals the early Dirk Pitt novels.

The Race by Justin Scott (with Clive Cussler) is an Isaac Bell detective adventure. The story centers around a race across America with newfangled flying machines, an invention that’s just as likely to fall apart in the skies as it is to get you anywhere, and that’s half the excitement. The Van Dorn Detective Agency is brought on to protect spunky Josephine, America’s Sweetheart, as she competes in the grueling race across the continent while pursued by her husband, who wants to kill her for witnessing him murdering someone.

There’s sabotage, crashes, fisticuffs, mystery, chases, and countless brushes with death. It’s all set in the early 20th century, where telegrams, phones, flying machines, locamotive trains and cars are all practically brand new technology and rapidly changing the world. The authors bring it all to life with wonderful language that takes us back in time and makes us feel like were’s there. Better read it, “On the jump!”

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