The Striker:An Isaac Bell Adventure
Cussler’s sixth adventure in his Isaac Bell series (after The Thief, 2012) takes us back to the beginning of Bell’s career as an operative for the Van Dorn Detective Agency. It’s 1902, and Bell is a young detective working undercover at a West Virginia coal mine. When Bell witnesses a terrible coal train car accident, he’s convinced it’s more than just an act of sabotage by radical union activists, outraged about hazardous working conditions. Bell’s boss gives him one week to prove his case—and he soon finds himself up against two cold-blooded opponents.