È il 1921, un anno d’oro per il Proibizionismo, un anno d’oro per il contrabbando. E proprio inseguendo a grande velocità una barca che trasporta illegalmente whisky, Joseph «Joe» Van Dorn si trova al centro di una sparatoria. Joe, l’amico di una vita di Isaac Bell nonché il capo dell’omonima agenzia investigativa, viene ferito gravemente, mentre Bell, sconvolto, giura di catturare il responsabile. Ma non può immaginare in che guaio si stia cacciando.
Quando un testimone della sparatoria viene trovato barbaramente giustiziato, diventa chiaro a Bell che quelli con cui ha a che fare non sono criminali ordinari… La scia di sangue, denaro e alcol svelerà infatti l’esistenza di un’organizzazione segreta internazionale con progetti molto più ambiziosi e terribili del fare qualche soldo con un po’ di contrabbando. Isaac Bell dovrà intraprendere un nuovo viaggio ad altissimo rischio per sventare i piani criminali di chi cerca di distruggere l’America dall’interno, seguendo le sue tracce in un’Europa devastata dalla Prima guerra mondiale, nelle sale buie degli speakeasy di New York, nelle strade senza legge di Detroit, fino alle stanze sfarzose dei lussuosi hotel della Florida.
Avventura, pericolo e storia si intrecciano nell’indagine più pericolosa del giovane Isaac Bell.
- ISBN: 8830455180
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 368
With excited anticipation, having read all other titles in Cussler's Isaac Bell series and enjoyed each, I longed to get my hands on this one, but my excitement quickly turned to disappointment. And though I don't relish writing negative reviews . . . "The Bootlegger" was a shipwreck. A far cry from Leggi tutto
The Bootlegger is another great book in the Isaac Bell series(#7) almost equal to the quality of the first two. This time prohibition has passed and Isaac finds himself going after a mysterious bootlegger when his boss Joe Van Dorn is shot while on a routine Coast Guard patrol. The thing that made t Leggi tutto
Another delightful issue in this series from Clive Cussler and Justin Scott. (Full disclosure, Justin and I are fast friends.) The Bootlegger continues their winning streak - a fast-moving story, dashing hero, insidious villains, and a wealth of period details. Justin and Clive are delightful writer Leggi tutto
I'm going to start this review by saying that I'm a big fan of the Issac Bell series so it pains me to say that in comparison to the other entries in the series I found The Bootlegger to be something of a disappointment. I'm not saying that it's a bad novel, quite the contrary in fact, but when you
I think I am going to have to lay off of Clive Cussler for a while. The last two books of his I have read have been sorely lacking. Yes, there is always some good action but the stories have been awfully lame. Isaac Bell is a great swashbuckling protagonist, but even he can't pull this book out of i Leggi tutto
Every time I read a Cussler book now I swear it's going to be the last one. They're all the same. I've read all seven of the Isaac Bells. First one I thought was a 5-star masterpiece. Awesome. Something fresh and new. But now it's just kind of the same story over and over. This seventh one is just as Leggi tutto
This book was terrible. It was boring. Overwritten. I kept wishing for the Reader's Digest Condensed version. Clearly Cussler is just phoning it in at this point. Also, if I never read the phrase "the real McCoy" again, that will be just fine with me.
Another fun Isaac Bell adventure, and this one finds the VanDorn's searching for the man who shot their boss, Joseph VanDorn. While searching for the culprit, Isaac uncovers what looks to be a much bigger plot and organization than just a bootlegging operation - it may just be the Bolsheviks looking Leggi tutto
Without a doubt the worst Clive Cussler book written. I am a huge Cussler fan but this book did not live up to his standards. Almost as if someone else wrote it. The plot jumped all over the place and the characters seemed to just be thrown into the story. Hopefully the next one will be better.
I liked this book. I think I've read all of author Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt series and I thought they were a little laughable. Dirk was shot at least 200 times during the series but always had the last laugh. Cussler's new character, Isaac Bell, a tall, blond detective, independently wealthy, and al Leggi tutto
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