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The Bootlegger

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Detective Isaac Bell returns in the extraordinary new adventure in the #1 New York Times–bestselling series It is 1920 and both Prohibition and bootlegging are in full swing When Isaac Bell’s boss and lifelong friend Joseph Van Dorn is sho Another delightful issue in this series from Clive Cussler and Justin Scott Full disclosure Justin and I are fast friends The Bootlegger continues their winning streak a fast moving story dashing hero insidious villains and a wealth of period details Justin and Clive are delightful writers their breathless tale is a feast of words and action delighting in language as well as in narrative Some thrillers are wonderfully plotted but weighted with dreadful flow of language Ask me no names Not so here The story is typically baroue a stew of rum runners international terrorists a beautiful heiress gone wrong and the good men and true of the Van Dorn Detective Agency led by the resourceful Isaac Bell But the story here zips along not merely because of the action filled plot The authors' fleet prose makes reading a joy One literally hesitates to put it downI love the concept of the old Saturday afternoon three reel cinematic thriller To my mind THE BOOTLEGGER is a perfect literary version of that delightful past time

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Efficient manner invented by the Russian secret police it becomes clear that these are no ordinary criminals Bell is up against a team of Bolshevik assassins and saboteurs and they are intent on overthrowing the government of the United States This book was terrible It was boring Overwritten I kept wishing for the Reader's Digest Condensed version Clearly Cussler is just phoning it in at this pointAlso if I never read the phrase the real McCoy again that will be just fine with me Lords of Misrule: Mardi Gras and the Politics of Race in New Orleans invented by the Russian secret police The Miracle Match: Chappell, Lillee, Richards and the most electric moment in Australian Cricket it becomes clear that these are no ordinary criminals Bell The Dreadlock Journey is up against a team of Bolshevik assassins and saboteurs and they are Lunastus intent on overthrowing the government of the United States This book was terrible It was boring Overwritten I kept wishing for the Reader's Digest Condensed version Clearly Cussler Timetrap is just phoning Cache it Cache in at this pointAlso The academic library if I never read the phrase the real McCoy again that will be just fine with me

Clive Cussler ✓ 7 read

T and nearly killed leading the high speed chase of a rum running vessel Bell swears to him that he will hunt down the lawbreakers but he doesn’t know what he is getting into When a witness to Van Dorn’s shooting is executed in a ruthlessly Every time I read a Cussler book now I swear it's going to be the last oneThey're all the sameI've read all seven of the Isaac Bells First one I thought was a 5 star masterpiece Awesome Something fresh and new But now it's just kind of the same story over and over This seventh one is just as good as the last five but I've grown tired of this formula


10 thoughts on “The Bootlegger

  1. says:

    With excited anticipation having read all other titles in Cussler's Isaac Bell series and enjoyed each I longed to get my hands on this one but my excitement uickly turned to disappointment And though I don't relish writing negative reviews The Bootlegger was a shipwreck A far cry from Cussler's typical fast furious finesse and fun actionadventure books I really had to push myself to slog through this snail paced lackluster tome Primarily except for the opening scene and the last seventy five pages or so it read like an overly simplistic poorly edited conversation gummed fifth grade chapter book or a 'slop anything down on paper to meet uota' book Not very kind of me to say sadly but it is what it is my honest opinion And though I can't recommend this Cussler title all other twenty or so on my shelves including the Oregon Files Isaac Bell and the Fargo Series make for great actionadventure reading Proof positive one bad apple doesn't spoil the entire crate


  2. says:

    The Bootlegger is another great book in the Isaac Bell series#7 almost eual to the uality of the first two This time prohibition has passed and Isaac finds himself going after a mysterious bootlegger when his boss Joe Van Dorn is shot while on a routine Coast Guard patrol The thing that made this book so much fun is the villain has a bad ass speedboat which can ultimately only be taken down by another similar boat driven by Isaac Bell of course Think of it as a prohibition era episode of Miami Vice


  3. says:

    Another delightful issue in this series from Clive Cussler and Justin Scott Full disclosure Justin and I are fast friends The Bootlegger continues their winning streak a fast moving story dashing hero insidious villains and a wealth of period details Justin and Clive are delightful writers their breathless tale is a feast of words and action delighting in language as well as in narrative Some thrillers are wonderfully plotted but weighted with dreadful flow of language Ask me no names Not so here The story is typically baroue a stew of rum runners international terrorists a beautiful heiress gone wrong and the good men and true of the Van Dorn Detective Agency led by the resourceful Isaac Bell But the story here zips along not merely because of the action filled plot The authors' fleet prose makes reading a joy One literally hesitates to put it downI love the concept of the old Saturday afternoon three reel cinematic thriller To my mind THE BOOTLEGGER is a perfect literary version of that delightful past time


  4. says:

    I'm going to start this review by saying that I'm a big fan of the Issac Bell series so it pains me to say that in comparison to the other entries in the series I found The Bootlegger to be something of a disappointment I'm not saying that it's a bad novel uite the contrary in fact but when you compare it to The Wrecker or The Thief it's sadly not up to par The beginning starts off with an action packed gun battle during which Joseph Van Dorn is critically injured and Issac Bell sets out to find out who is responsible for the attempted murder of his boss and indeed closest friend As a premise it's hard to beat but somehow the execution doesn't uite work My problem with it is this; action packed beginning flat middle and action packed finale All in all I enjoyed the novel but it doesn't uite live up to what came before


  5. says:

    I think I am going to have to lay off of Clive Cussler for a while The last two books of his I have read have been sorely lacking Yes there is always some good action but the stories have been awfully lame Isaac Bell is a great swashbuckling protagonist but even he can't pull this book out of its ridiculousness Russians and bootlegging and violence oh my 1 12 stars


  6. says:

    Every time I read a Cussler book now I swear it's going to be the last oneThey're all the sameI've read all seven of the Isaac Bells First one I thought was a 5 star masterpiece Awesome Something fresh and new But now it's just kind of the same story over and over This seventh one is just as good as the last five but I've grown tired of this formula


  7. says:

    This book was terrible It was boring Overwritten I kept wishing for the Reader's Digest Condensed version Clearly Cussler is just phoning it in at this pointAlso if I never read the phrase the real McCoy again that will be just fine with me


  8. says:

    Another fun Isaac Bell adventure and this one finds the VanDorn's searching for the man who shot their boss Joseph VanDorn While searching for the culprit Isaac uncovers what looks to be a much bigger plot and organization than just a bootlegging operation it may just be the Bolsheviks looking for a way to reign terror down on the United States Issac must find the man and stop him or it may have dire conseuencesLike I mentioned before a fun read and a good clean adventure Nothing really stood out to me in the story and so that is why I only gave it three stars


  9. says:

    Without a doubt the worst Clive Cussler book written I am a huge Cussler fan but this book did not live up to his standards Almost as if someone else wrote it The plot jumped all over the place and the characters seemed to just be thrown into the story Hopefully the next one will be better


  10. says:

    I liked this book I think I've read all of author Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt series and I thought they were a little laughable Dirk was shot at least 200 times during the series but always had the last laughCussler's new character Isaac Bell a tall blond detective independently wealthy and almost too smart for his own good seems to be a close rip off of the Pendergast series written by Douglas Preston and his co author Lincoln ChildsThe plot of this book is grounded during Prohibition with the various nefarious characters involved in bootlegging Intermixed is a Russian group hoping to make their fortune in this arena to further the cause of Communist Russia and enabling it's influence throughout the worldSadly the Russians won't have success until Isaac Bell is out of the picture Can anything stop this superhuman investigator?


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