Author(s): Cussler, Clive, Scott, Justin
Kansas, 1905 On a new well out on the plains an assassin's bullet kills oilman Spike Hopewell. Minutes later an explosion rips apart his refinery. Death and destruction - just another bad day at the well? Except Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Detective Agency witnessed everything. He's trailing a murderer who has been targeting anyone brave enough to stand against the powerful interests of Standard Oil. It's a cat and mouse chase which leads Bell to Texas and New York in pursuit of the sharpest shooter in the land. Yet there's more to this assassin than meets the eye. And they're creeping closer to Bell with each passing day . . . 'The adventure king' Sunday Express 'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail
About the author:
Clive Cussler is the author or co-author of twenty previous bestselling books. He divides his time between Arizona and Colorado.
Clive Cussler is the author of over twenty-five internationally bestselling books, including the Dirk Pitt adventure series, the NUMA FILES novels and the Oregon Files Adventures.
He grew up in Alhambra, California. He later attended Pasadena City College for two years, but then enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War where he served as an aircraft mechanic and flight engineer in the Military Air Transport Service. Upon his discharge, he became a copywriter and later creative director for two leading ad agencies. At that time, he wrote and produced radio and television commercials that won numerous international awards, one at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.
Cussler began writing in 1965 and published his first novel featuring Dirk Pitt in 1973. His first non-fiction work, The Sea Hunters, was released in 1996. Because of this work the Board of Governors of the Maritime College, State University of New York considered The Sea Hunters in lieu of a Ph.D. thesis and awarded Cussler a Doctor of Letters degree in May of 1997. It was the first time since the College was founded in 1874 that such a degree was bestowed.
Cussler is the founder the National Underwater & Marin
Number of Pages: 348
Publication Date: 20160201
Publisher: Penguin UK
Product Form: Paperback / softback
Dimensions (LxWxH): 197 mm132 mm28 mm
Weight: 312 gr