Pacing. The latest adventure novel to feature protagonist Isaac Bell is titled, The Spy, and most readers are likely to enjoy this well-paced book as perfect summer reading. Fans of Cussler will find the usual elements: highly skilled heroic protagonist; something featuring technological innovation; and plot momentum that keeps the pages turning swiftly. The novel is set in 1908 and the spies represent the superpowers of that time trying to build their forces before the first world war. Bell and the Van Dorn Detective Agency encounter a formidable opponent in the spy who is trying to set back America’s naval advancement. Bell again survives lots of close calls that supply the adrenalin rush in this exciting novel.
Rating: Three-star (Recommended)
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