Una donna in pericolo, un uomo in cerca di vendetta, una corsa contro il tempo per il detective Bell.
1909, Stato di New York. Il re dei quotidiani, Preston Whiteway, ha deciso di offrire una somma notevole all’aviatore che, per primo, riuscirà ad attraversare l’America in meno di cinquanta giorni. In realtà, vuole che a vincere sia Josephine Frost, la pilota più in gamba e, soprattutto, più affascinante del Paese. Motivo per cui ha ingaggiato Isaac Bell, della Van Dorn Detective Agency. Josephine, infatti, ha visto qualcosa che non avrebbe dovuto vedere; ora qualcuno la vuole morta e non si fermerà davanti a niente e a nessuno, nemmeno davanti a Whiteway e a Bell, il quale, per garantire l’incolumità della giovane e temeraria aviatrice, dovrà imparare a volare per seguirla nelle sue spericolate manovre. Nel frattempo, una serie di misteriosi incidenti mette a rischio la vita degli altri partecipanti alla competizione. Cosa si nasconde dietro quei sabotaggi? Bloccato come una pedina in un gioco mortale, Isaac Bell dovrà svelare anche questo…
- ISBN: 8830446076
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 380
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I found this entry in the Isaac Bell series to be a little disappointing after really enjoying the first 3 books - especially "The Wrecker." I thought the characters in "The Race" were not very well developed and the plot was somewhat lacking. Although Cussler and Scott gave a lot of detail about a
Another really good Isaac Bell book. I loved how much he loved flying!
The book is has a good story but it sure didn't grab me like the other Isaac Bell novels. It seemed like they were all bad guys. Not even close to being as gripping as the Wrecker was.
Where Cussler got the idea of a protagonist that was a Pinkerton-like operative at the turn of the 20th century, I'll never know. Thank God I only have three previous novels in the series to catch up with. The story was enough to allow me to overlook the sometimes over-heated writing and stereotypica Leggi tutto
This was a good quick read that kept me entertained and engaged while spending hours on a plane. The storyline was good enough to keep me reading, but I felt like the plot was dragging and it took a while to really develop. I didn't really care for any of the characters - even the protagonist was ha Leggi tutto
Clive Cussler may have left this world earlier this year, but he will continue to live on through his various bestselling novels...such as this one. With plenty of old-school charm and a convoluted plot, it's easy to see why the late author's books sell like hotcakes.
The fourth book in the Isaac Bell series, the action revolves around a transcontinental air race in the early days of aviation. This Adventure struck struck me as a cross between Wacky Races and Dastardly and Muttley which made it a really fun read!
In part because it was the only one I found, and also because the third book, about German submarines (yawn) didn’t interest me, “The Race”, the fourth Isaac Bell book, is the third one I’ve read. I like the series as a breath of fresh air, I’m tired of discovering lost shipwrecks and getting caught Leggi tutto
This makes two Clive Cussler novels in a row that I've read, but this one was the last book left in the pile that was left here at the apartment in Mexico. I like the Isaac Bell Detective series, but found this book was a cookie cutter version of the last one I read. The good guy chases the bad guy, Leggi tutto
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