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Book Review – The Wrecker

The Wrecker by Clive Cussler My rating: 4 of 5 stars The second of the Isaac Bell novels, and the first where Cussler has a co-author for this series. Isaac Bell and the Van Dorn Detective Agency are back, this time chasing after someone who is deliberating sabotaging the Southern Pacific Railroad’s expansion efforts into Oregon. Yes, this book is set in 1906, in the age of railroads and when the West was still a bit wild, and it’s an ideal period for Cussler’s imaginative storytelling. There’s a lot more lawlessness to play with, and a lot more history to easily embed in the novel; there’s no need to start off with a historical figure losing some treasure, as has been standard in the Dirk Pitt/NUMA novels. I don’t know if Scott brought the subtle differences to this book, or if Cussler just grew into Isaac Bell in this sequel,

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