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  • Published: 7 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9781405909907
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 496

The Chase

Isaac Bell #1




Clive Cussler is one of Penguin's premium brand authors with total sales of close to 4.5 million in the UK alone

In April 1950, the rusting hulk of a steam locomotive rises from the waters of a Montana lake, revealing the remains of three men who died forty-four years before - astonishing all those who look on.

Back to 1906 - the American West has been suffering a two-year crime spree: a string of bank robberies by one man who murders all witnesses, and then vanishes without a trace. The US government brings in the best man they can find - a no-nonsense detective named Isaac Bell who has caught thieves and killers from coast to coast.

But he has never had a challenge like this one. From Arizona to Colorado to the streets of San Francisco, he pursues the best criminal mind he has ever encountered. Soon, it will take all of Bell's skills not to prevail . . . but merely to survive.

  • Published: 7 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9781405909907
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 496

About the author

Clive Cussler

Date: 2002-10-18
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 & Marine Agency, (NUMA), a non-profit organisation that dedicates itself to American maritime and naval history. In addition to being Chairman of NUMA, Cussler is a fellow in both the Explorers Club of New York and the Royal Geographic Society in London.

A noted collector of classic automobiles, Cussler owns 85 of the finest examples of custom coachwork and 50's convertibles to be found anywhere. They are garaged near Golden, Colorado. Today, Cussler divides his time between the mountains of Colorado and the deserts of Arizona.

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