Berkley Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780425250440, 434pp.
Publication Date: September 4, 2012
20th century detective Isaac Bell protects a promising aviator from her jealous husband in this remarkable adventure from #1New York Times-bestselling author Clive Cussler.
It is 1910, the age of flying machines is still in its infancy, and newspaper publisher Preston Whiteway is offering $50,000 for the first daring aviator to cross America in less than fifty days. He is even sponsoring one of the prime candidates-an intrepid woman named Josephine Frost-and that's where Bell, chief investigator for the Van Dorn Detective Agency, comes in.
Frost's violent-tempered husband has just killed her lover and tried to kill her, and he is bound to make another attempt. Bell has tangled with Harry Frost before; he knows that the man has made his millions leading gangs of thieves, murderers, and thugs in every city across the country. He also knows Frost won t be after just his wife, but after Whiteway as well.And if Bell takes the case . . . Frost will be after him, too.
“Bell just keeps getting more interesting. Cussler is turning out some of his best work.” —Booklist