April 1950: The rusting hulk of a steam locomotive rises from the deep waters of a Montana lake. Inside is all that remains of three men who died forty-four years before. But it is not the engine nor its grisly contents that interest the people watching nearby. It is what is about to come next....
1906: For two years, the western states of America have been suffering an extraordinary crime spree: a string of bank robberies by a single man who then cold-bloodedly murders any and all witnesses, and then vanishes without a trace. Fed up with the depredations of "The Butcher Bandit", the U.S. government brings in the best man they can find - a tall, lean, no-nonsense detective named Isaac Bell who has caught thieves and killers from coast to coast.
But he has never had a challenge like this one. From Arizona to Colorado to the streets of San Francisco during its calamitous earthquake and fire, he pursues what is comes to realise is the best criminal mind he has ever encountered, and the woman who seems to hold the key to the man's identity. Using science, deduction and intuition, he repeatedly draws near, only to grasp at empty air, but at least he knows his pursuit is having an effect. Because his quarry is getting angry now, and has turned the chase back on him. The hunter has become the hunted. And soon, it will take all of Bell's skills not merely to prevail... but to survive. Filled with intricate plotting, his signature dazzling set pieces, and not one, but two, extraordinary villains, this is the master working at the height of his powers.
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By Salter on 06-08-15
Its exceptionally good...!
What made the experience of listening to The Chase the most enjoyable?
The Chase is without doubt my best listen for some time.
I'm a big fan of Clive Cussler, and once again Scott Brick portrays his characters flawlessly.
This story has it all; intrigue, mystery, action and the thrill of a chase!
What other book might you compare The Chase to, and why?
Cusslers Issac Bell series all follow a similar pattern (thus far!), but The Chase is really the standout amonst a bunch of very very good books
What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Anyone else reading it just wouldn't be cricket...
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
If I could have, I most certainly would have!
Any additional comments?
The Isaac Bell series doesn't have to be taken in order, but I'd recommend you do. A few very minor lines run through the series, which would be lost if you haven't listened to the earlier books in the series.
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