The Striker : Isaac Bell

  • by Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • Series: Isaac Bell
  • 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Detective Isaac Bell returns in the remarkable new adventure in the number-one New York Times best-selling series.
It is 1902, and a bright, inexperienced young man named Isaac Bell, only two years out of his apprenticeship at the Van Dorn Detective Agency, has an urgent message for his boss. Hired to hunt for radical unionist saboteurs in the coal mines, he is witness to a terrible accident that makes him think that something else is going on, that provocateurs are at work and bigger stakes are in play.
Little does he know just how big they are. Given exactly one week to prove his case, Bell quickly finds himself pitted against two of the most ruthless opponents he has ever known, men of staggering ambition and cold-bloodedness...who are not about to let some wet-behind-the-ears detective stand in their way.

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Customer Reviews

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Excellent, really enjoyed this one.

Where does The Striker rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The striker does very well against the other Cussler books, it's probably the best Isaac bell book so far.


Who was your favorite character and why?

The Issac Bell character, especially with Brik's performance really works well. The story doesn't often leave Bell so you don't really get enough time to form any strong connections with anyone else.


Which scene was your favorite?

It's asking me what my favourite scene is, but that would surely be spoiling it.


Any additional comments?

The Wrecker and The Theif are both great, after that I felt the series was getting a bit tired, this one goes back in time to the early part of Bell's career, and it's just what these books needed!
Most of the hero's in adventure books (apart from Bond) grow old and end up being the president, and it gets well boring. Issac was heading that way, so it's great to go back to the whippersnapper days.

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- tristan

Back to the year 1902!

The Thief was set in 1912. The Striker goes back 10 years to the beginning of Isaac Bell's career at the Van Dorn Detective Agency. The book is about a fight between coal miners and coal company owners concerning working conditions, safety, wages, and recognition of a labor union. Van Dorn was originally hired by a coal company but eventually sides with the workers in their struggle.

The suspense is more intense in The Striker than in the five earlier books in the series while action is just as intense. Also, Isaac Bell's has a love interest; she is the sister of one of the coal workers.

Scott Brick narrates; there is no one better than Brick.

Very highly recommended. I have 2 more Isaac Bell novels to listen to prior to the Tuesday release of the 9th novel in the series.
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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!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-05-2013
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio