“The Assassin” (G.P. Putnam’s Sons), by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn detective agency returns in Clive Cussler and Justin Scott’s new thriller, “The Assassin.” It really is 1905, and Common Oil has a monopoly on the refinery business. John D. Rockefeller’s corporation has been stamping out any competitors that gets in the way of its profit margin. The corporation knows it is making quite a few individuals angry, but the cash and influence it yields makes it appear unstoppable. Bell and his team want to investigate. A witness with damaging data is shot and killed by a sniper, and soon other folks who oppose the company turn into targets. Bell has his hands full trying to remain one particular step ahead of a deadly assassin who appears to have insider access to his plans. This elusive killer will stop at practically nothing, even it implies taking out the complete Van Dorn agency. The Isaac Bell series is a exciting jaunt into America’s previous, and the books are a superb examination of life in the early 20th century. With no reliance on technology and fast access to info, or getting able to hop on a plane to any destination, the seemingly impossible case seems even additional challenging to solve. Though the identity of the assassin is obvious, it doesn’t take away from the enjoyment of the tale
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