The Gangster

Clive Cussler ( is well loved by his legion of devoted readers.

His detective Isaac Bell is back for the ninth time in this new adventure blockbuster. The summary is as follows. It is 1906 and in New York City the Italian crime group known as the Black Hand is on a menacing spree: kidnapping, extortion, arson. Detective Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Agency is hired to form a special “Black Hand Squad,” but the gangsters appear to be everywhere. So much so that Bell begins to wonder if there are imitator mobs emerging, other criminals using the Black Hand name to further terrorise the city. But then the murders begin, each one a man more powerful than the last. Bell knows that copycat or not, he’s facing a lethal organisation. To his dismay their ultimate target may be the most powerful man of all. If you want exotic locations, ruthless villains, narrow escapes, and a swashbuckling narrative – Cussler is your man.

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400 pages in Michael Joseph

First published 2016

ISBN 978-0718182878


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