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The Assassin ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ The Assassin By Clive Cussler ❤ – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Detective Isaac Bell tracks a killer across the nation’s oilfields in this adventure in the #1 New York Times–bestselling historical series As Van Dorn private detective Isaac Bell strives to land Detective Isaac Bell tracks a killer across the nation’s oilfields in this adventure in the New York Times–bestselling historical series As Van Dorn private detective Isaac Bell strives to land a government contract to investigate John D Rockefeller’s Standard Oil monopoly the case takes a deadly turn A sniper begins murdering opponents of Standard Oil and soon The Assassin—shooting with extraordinary accuracy at seemingly impossible long range—kills Bell’s best witness Then the shooter detonates a terrible explosion that sets the victim’s independent refinery ablazeBell summons his best detectives to hunt down the mysterious killer But the murders—shootings poisonings staged accidents—have just begun as Bell tracks his phantom like criminal adversary from the “oil fever” regions of Kansas and Texas to Washington DC to the tycoons’ enclave of New York to Russia’s war torn Baku oil fields on the Caspian Sea and back to America for a final desperate confrontation And this one will be the most explosive of all.

  • Hardcover
  • 409 pages
  • The Assassin
  • Clive Cussler
  • English
  • 20 December 2014
  • 9780399171758

About the Author: Clive Cussler

Cussler began writing novels in and published his first work featuring his continuous series hero Dirk Pitt in His first non fiction The Sea Hunters was released in The Board of Governors of the Maritime College State University of New York considered The Sea Hunters in lieu of a PhD thesis and awarded Cussler a Doctor of Letters degree in May It was the first time.

10 thoughts on “The Assassin

  1. Monnie Monnie says:

    As I've mentioned before I'm not a fan of history as in the classroom learning of it I do however enjoy learning how things that happened in the past impact the way we all live and work today as well as details that likely won't be included in any history textbook My first and only experience with this series featuring James Bond like private detective Isaac Bell The Striker was a pleasant one like this one I gave it the sixth 4 stars back in April 2013 But books by too many other favorite authors intervened including several of the author's Dirk Pitt novels and I somehow never got around to reading another until nowAnd I admit I probably should have read the 7th The Bootleggerbefore tackling this one although from my perspective it stands well on its own I've read other reviews though claiming that uestions and situations happening in the previous book were either left unresolved or not included here at all leaving them to wonder why the oversights But I also learned after the fact that this book is set four years prior to the first book of the series The Chase 2008 which certainly could account for seemingly left out referencesThat said I really enjoyed this one despite than a few situations that seemed a bit over the top a hot air balloon incident for instance The plot set in the late 1890s and early 1900s centers on an attempt to bring down oil magnate JD Rockefeller and his all powerful Standard Oil I wasn't around back then but I do remember Standard Oil and the cities of Cleveland and Oil City Pennsylvania where at least some of the action takes place are less than a couple of hours from my northeastern Ohio home and I've spent time in bothThe book begins as an assassin begins to murder opponents of the huge oil conglomerate one of whom is Bell's best witness in his company's investigation of Standard Oil's monopoly That's followed by the sniper's detonation of an explosion that destroys the witness's independent refinery The chase to find the diminutive assassin leads Bell around the world from New York to the Midwest to the vast oil fields of Russia and puts the detective in many life threatening situations that put his mental and physical skills to the test Historical details are abundant but at no time did I feel that they overwhelmed the story; in fact they added to it and whether they were fact or fiction to my enjoyment of the book as well Heck I even learned a new word inveigle In case you're wondering too it means to convince someone else to do something through coaxing andor flattery

  2. Mahlon Mahlon says:

    One of the better books in the Isaac Bell series#8 this time Isaac is hired by Standard Oil to protect John D Rockefeller himself from a lethal assassin This one has a twist you won't see coming My only complaint is that it's another preuel but I guess I'm in the minority because the next one is a preuel as well

  3. Mike French Mike French says:

    Another very enjoyable book in the Issac Bell series Interesting since I lived near the JD Rockefeller estate on NY and now live in EriePA near Oil City As with all Cussler books non stop action from start to the end

  4. Adrienne Adrienne says:

    45 actually I discovered uickly into reading the book I had read this long ago But I still re read it I really like the Isaac Bell series written by CusslerThe Isaac Bell character is a private detective from a fictional national private detective agency Set in the early 20th century One of the key aspects of this series that I like is that they are all HF The early American oil boom is the time period When monopolies are trying to sueeze out the small timersThe action is fast everyone is in a hurry and the law can be broken andor bought Unputdownable

  5. Jerry Jerry says:

    The most engaging mystery I've read in a while With plenty of twists and turns a charming historical setting and wonderfully crisp writing it's easy to see why Clive Cussler's books continue to sell like hotcakes

  6. Eli Hornyak Eli Hornyak says:

    I enjoyed this book having worked in the Oilfields modern day of course I understood a lot of what was happening I still love the history of these books Thought parts of the story were a little forced but still enjoyable can barely wait to read the next one

  7. John LeViness John LeViness says:

    I am such a sucker for an Isaac Bell adventure Another great roller coaster ride all over the freaking globe I actually listened to this on a 600 mile road trip to Maine and back There is nothing better than listening to Scott Brick read a Clive Cussler novel What a cool way to start and end a vacationWell done As always purchase and enjoy

  8. Nancy Steinle gummel Nancy Steinle gummel says:

    The Assassin by Clive Cussler is a first reads win ad I'm giving g my honest opinion Starts out with wildcat oilmen trying to lay pipeline to get their oil from the refinery to the Atlantic coast in New York JDR JohnD Rockefeller comes with his breakers ad railroad cops and busts up the pipeline Zooms to 6 years laters Bill Matthers now works for JDR VanDorn Detective Agency hired by a fledgling Commission out of Washington DC to determine if JDR and Standard Oil made a monopoly of the oil Industry Isaac Bell is their best and lead investigator He's already on the job He finds two men with suspicious death that end up being murdered Then just as he vet to talk with Bill Matters former partner a sniper takes him out They tries to shoot Bell Bell bets down off the tank Then the sniper aim at the tank and flames ignite Everyonee runs Bell sees a train and heads towards it By now tanks are exploding and oil is all over the place The fire heads toward the town Bell somehow makes the fire turn in on itself He sees a tent and hears clacking Inside is Edna Hobbs A free line newspaper reporter writing about the fire saying JDR oz behind it Isaac Bell introduce es himself She and her sister Nellie are Bill Matthers daughters Sister Nellie oz a suffragist Pushing for women's rights and the right to vote She gets around in a helium balloon She gives Bell asst of pictures od the oil field before the explosion All this in the first third of the book Read the book for the rest of the adventures

  9. Linda Smatzny Linda Smatzny says:

    This is the eighth book in the Isaac Bell Adventure series The story is set in 1905 and is about John D Rockefeller and the Standard Oil monopoly Isaac is working to find proof of wrong doing by Standard Oil but becomes a bodyguard to Mr Rockefeller when someone starts killing off other oil menThe action is fast paced for the time and moves overseas at times The book was won by me as a First Reads from Goodreads It was a fast and easy read

  10. David David says:

    Another enjoyable read from the Isaac Bell stable of books I suspect even enjoyable for my american friends who can relate to the locations and the history involved in the John D Rockefeller oil baron era of American history better than I can Fast paced action and adventure with settings all over the globe and of course Isaac Bell to save the day

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