Berkley Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780425264683, 402pp.
Publication Date: March 4, 2014
It is 1902, and a bright, inexperienced young man named Isaac Bell, only two years out of his apprenticeship at the Van Dorn Detective Agency, has an urgent message for his boss. Hired to hunt for radical unionist saboteurs in the coal mines, he is witness to a terrible accident that makes him think something else is going on that provocateurs are at work and bigger stakes are in play.
Little does he know just how big they are.
Given exactly one week to prove his case, Bell quickly finds himself pitted against two of the most ruthless opponents he has ever known men of staggering ambition and cold-bloodedness who are not about to let some wet-behind-the-ears detective stand in their way.
“James Bond style flair with sabotage and villainy…a great action thriller.”—The Associated Press
“This origin story (every hero needs one) will give Bell’s fans a fresh look at their favorite private investigator.”—Booklist
“The action flows swiftly, and the authors do a good job depicting the work conditions and the class warfare of the time.”—Publishers Weekly