The Bootlegger : Isaac Bell

  • by Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • Series: Isaac Bell
  • 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Detective Isaac Bell returns in the extraordinary new adventure in The New York Times' best-selling series.
It is 1920, and both Prohibition and bootlegging are in full swing. When Isaac Bell’s boss and lifelong friend Joseph Van Dorn is shot and nearly killed leading the high-speed chase of a rum-running vessel, Bell swears to him that he will hunt down the lawbreakers, but he doesn’t know what he is getting into. When a witness to Van Dorn’s shooting is executed in a ruthlessly efficient manner invented by the Russian secret police, it becomes clear that these are no ordinary criminals. Bell is up against a team of Bolshevik assassins and saboteurs - and they are intent on overthrowing the government of the United States.

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Communist radicals bootlegging liquor!

This book is set in thee early 1920's which is almost a decade later than any other novel in the Isaac Bell series. The book brings together two seemingly unrelated events: the 1919 passage of Amendment 16 in the US Constitution outlawing the sale and consumption of alcohol and the communist revolution in Russia a year earlier. Much of the bootlegging in the US was by Russian and domestic communist radicals to finance the overthrow of the US government.

A reminder that Book 9 in the series, The Gangster, will be released tomorrow.

I highly recommend all of the novels in the wonderful Isaac Bell series. Also, Scott Brick narrates all of them.
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- Wayne "I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!"

Great story - Fun reading - Cussler is the champ

This is another great story set in the early 1900's. Back when booze was not. a fun story by cussler, back in the day
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- James "sports announcer, cyclist, enjoys to travel and the outdoors."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-04-2014
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio