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Hardcover, Putnam Adult, 2011, ISBN13 9780399157813, ISBN10 0399157816
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Bell has never encountered a case- and an enemy- quite like the one before him now, though. It is 1910, the age of flying machines is still in its infancy, and newspaper publisher Preston Whiteway is offering $50,000 for the first daring aviator to crossAmerica in less than fifty days. He is even sponsoring one of the prime candidates- an intrepid aviatrix named Josephine Frost- and that's where Bell, chief investigator for the Van Dorn Detective Agency, comes in. Frost's violent-tempered husband has just killed her lover and tried to kill her, and he is bound to try again. Bell has tangled with Harry Frost before, and knows the man has made his millions leading gangs of thieves, murderers, and thugs in every city across the country. He also knows Frostwon't be after just his wife, but after Whiteway as well. And Bell knows that if he takes the case, Frost will be after him, too.--From front book jacket. Publishers Weekly,With aviation in its infancy, a newspaperman is sponsoring a cross-country competition featuring flying machines and a hefty prize. But when someone ends up dead and the husband of one of the racers is implicated, chief investigator Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Agency is called in to investigate. Scott Brick does his best with what he's given, but the book's pretentiously reverent tone, paper-thin characters, and stilted dialogue conspire to undermine this audio production. From his extensive audiography and numerous awards, listeners will realize that Brick-a veteran Cussler narrator-is a much better performer than this particular production demonstrates. The Race simply doesn't do its narrator-or its author-justice. A Putnam Adult hardcover. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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