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1910, and America's first ever cross-country flying race has been sabotaged....
Newspaper magnate Preston Whiteway is offering a big prize for the first aviator to cross America in under fifty days. He wants Josephine Frost - the country's leading, as well as most glamorous pilot - to win. Which is why he's hired Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Detective Agency.
Josephine saw her husband, Harry Frost, kill a man. Now he wants her dead. And with underworld contacts ready to help in every city en route, he'll do anything, and go after anyone who gets in his way - including Whiteway and Bell.
Packed with brilliant twists and turns, The Race sees the intrepid Private Investigator locked in a deadly cat-and-mouse game with a killer whose resources are only matched by his willingness to cause mayhem during the race of a lifetime....
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By Salter on 10-18-16
A good enough Bell adventure
Another enjoyable Isaac Bell adventure. This time the focus is on investigating murder and sabotage during an air race across America.
A good enough story line, although maybe not quite as solid as some of Cusslers previous work.
Great to see Dashwood, Archie Abbot and Texas Walt being more involved through the story. Predictable in places (as per other Bell books), however that doesn't distract from the enjoyment of the book.
Once again beautifully narrated by Scott Brick. His Russian-accented English is really very good!
If you like the Isaac Bell series, or are interested in the crime/adventure genre, then you'll enjoy this.
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By Angela on 03-05-17
Twisting, turning action
This was an enjoyable listen starting off with the classic 'bad guy' verses 'innocents' moment but then the real story gets going with the backdrop of a race of planes. I'm not into planes but I enjoyed the story and would recommend it to those who enjoy a good detective story.