America dell'Ovest, primi anni del Novecento. I giornali l'hanno soprannominato il Macellaio: appare dal nulla come un fantasma, rapina le banche il giorno di paga dei minatori e scompare senza lasciarsi dietro né tracce né testimoni. Solo una scia di morti. La Van Dorn Detective Agency ha deciso di affidare il caso al suo uomo migliore, Isaac Bell, un detective freddo e determinato come l'assassino che deve catturare. Basandosi sul suo straordinario intuito, Bell inizia le indagini, e a condurlo dal Macellaio potrebbe essere un'avventuriera bellissima e senza scrupoli, che sembra molto interessata a sedurre Bell...
- ISBN: 8850245378
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 368
The Chase is part mystery, suspense, thriller, action, romance, historical fiction and detective story - an overflowing melting pot of genres, and unfortunately with all that going for it I still didn't find it as exciting as I expected, especially for all the hype I've heard about Clive Cussler. I' Leggi tutto
The Chase, a crime thriller, is the first book in the Isaac Bell series by Clive Cussler. Having read a Dirk Pitt adventure before this one, it was my second Clive Cussler and unfortunately it wasn't as good as I'd hoped it would be. The story takes place in 1906 when banks across the United States
This was the first Clive Cussler book that I have read that was not about a NUMA adventure. This is the start of a series about a detective in the early 1900's and I did enjoy the history that was fit into the story, however, for me it was a little slow through the middle and I had a hard time relat Leggi tutto
Clive Cussler is a man who has an obvious love for cars, trains, and the possibilities of history. I say the possibilities becasue he always mixes fact and unknow to come up with new possibilities for history. In most books he has characters that live in the present but are effected by historical ev Leggi tutto
Many years ago I was a Dirk Pitt fan, but I've fallen away from Cussler a bit as he seems to have evolved into someone who runs a stable of writers, and they're just generally not as good as the old ones. (Plus, I have to admit I get a little tired of seeing Cussler's political leanings highlighted. Leggi tutto
This is the first volume in Cussler's Isaac Bell series, Isaac is a young, cutting edge, tech savvy detective, based San Francisco at the turn of the 20th century. In this book he is on the trail of a diabolical serial bank robber known as The Butcher Bandit. Sure, the dialouge can appear to be juve Leggi tutto
Probably my favorite Clive Cusstler book so far, it takes place at the turn of the century, back when automobiles were few and far between and people got to their destinations via the rail road. Isaac Bell, a detective, is bound and determined to catch the "butcher bandit" who had been robbing banks Leggi tutto
First time reader of the Cussler books, of which there are many. While I did finish the book, and wasn't completely turned off by this book, his writing is really pretty horrid. Excerpt, "Little did they know that one of them would not be alive tomorrow". I could go on, and on....on. For an airport b Leggi tutto
This is my first experience with Clive Cussler and I enjoyed very much. A nice, well-paced historical thriller with car chases, train chases, bank robberies, all good stuff. I especially found the bit about the San Francisco earthquake interesting as I had read a book about those events last year an Leggi tutto
Clive Cussler, what can you say? Cussler is a master artist that can paint such a descriptive picture on the canvas of imagination that you are immediately brought into the story. In The Chase, the protagonist is a swarthy, wealthy, man's man. Dirk Pitt? Kurt Austin? No, it's Issac Bell with the Van Leggi tutto
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