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Clive Cussler The Heist

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A big thank you to the publisher for letting me read the newest book in one of my all time favorite series by Clive Cussler, and for reminding me why this series is on that list, and here's why :
The character : Isaac Bell
Seen the different years come to life , as well as the characters themselves. The nonstop action that happens from the very start to the last page.

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trains, boats, aeroplanes, historical-figures, historical-novel, historical-places-events, historical-research, history-and-culture, firearms, 1914, suspense, action-adventure, theft, thriller, gangs, mystery, riveting, explosive-devices, red-herrings*****

Not an unbiased review as I prefer the Isaac Bell (historical) series even over the Dirk Cussler series.
This seems to be Jack Du Brul's fourth in this series after beginning with 7 of the Oregon Files novels, but as he has co-written very well in the more modern-day series, it's all to the good. The thing of basic importance is the research, and he has done that as expertly as expected. Lots of familiar Van Dorn agents and friends as well as new people historically based in the new Treasury Department and Bureau of engraving. But don't forget a new assassin and more gangs! Greenbacks are the newest thing in US dollars and the banks need to do the in-person work. Before the funds can even get to the banks there is a well organized and creative bunch of crooks who steal the money and TRY to Take out Agent Bell. Nice try, fellas! Great hair-raising read.
I requested and received a temporary EARC from PENGUIN GROUP Putnam/G.P. Putnam's Sons via NetGalley. Thank you also to copyright holder Sandecker RLLLP for continuing to back this Series and all the others. Yes, I do plan to add this to my audio collection.
Pub Date 07 May 2024 #IsaacBell14 #CliveCussler #BureauOfEngraving

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Disappointed Clive Cussler is no longer writing the novels using his characters. This one read very close to his style, which was nice. It had the interesting characters and background and was an enjoyable read largely. It had both the strengths of his spirit and the weaknesses of a few drawn out “battle” and chase scenes. Some editing and cutting would have made the novel a a good read throughout. I found myself groaning when those scenes when on and on, Wanted more story and mystery that is what I read Cussler for. Not sure I will pick up another one, but then I seem to see anew one and pick it up.

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This book features Isaac Bell. He is called to investigate a possible murder. An attack on the Presidents yacht, a daring robbery at the Federal Reserve. Could they be connected? Bell is chasing violent ruthless criminals who will stop at nothing. The action in this book starts from the first and takes you from the East coast to the Louisiana swamps. The story is fast paced and will definitely keep you turning the pages. A great addition to the series. Thank you to net galley for an advanced readers copy.

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Thanks to Jack Du Brul, Penguin Group Putnam and Netgalley for access to the advanced review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is the latest in the Jack Du Brul series and it does not disappoint. Set in the timeframe of the First World War, the action commences with an attack on the presidential yacht, and it doesn’t let down until the end. Fast paced and exciting, the book is entertaining and will be hard to put down. Recommended.

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The Van Dorn Agency has a motto of they always get their man. The book starts with Issac Bell taxed with a dilemma, who murdered the wife? He then goes on to solve other cases and finding soon that there is a link. This takes you from the Eastern Seaboard to the swamps of Louisiana. Highly recommend!

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This is a great fast-paced action packed novel by Jack Du Brul! The Heist is definitely worth reading if you are looking for an exciting plot including a billion dollar bank heist and an heiress that is found dead, check this one out! I look forward to the next book!

Thank you tk Netgalley for this eArc for my honest review.

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My first Issac Bell adventure by Clive Cussler and I am now a follower of this series. Taking place during the Woodrow Wilson administration while the Federal Reserve banking system is implemented, it’s a fast-paced murder mystery with a huge bank heist thrown in. Fascinating time and characters. I received an ARC from NetGalley, and the opinions expressed are my own.

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Clive Cussler’s The Heist is a new Issac Bell adventure penned by Jack du Brul. Though Bell, star detective of the Van Dorn Detective Agency, in the early 1900’s, is my favorite Cussler series, this novel left me feeling that the character is losing just a bit of steam.
The story has all of the elements of a Cussler adventure, an airplane strafing bullets onto a ship board meeting of bank heads, I found the plot a bit slower than usual.
The opening mystery carefully solved by the detective had the feel of a Sherlock Holmes pastiche, and seemed misplaced and unrelated to the tale that followed it. Later the reader is shown that there is a connection, however that style made The Heist less of a page turner than it could have been.
Still, I am glad I read it, and no doubt will read the next one. My hope is that the next novel returns to form, to which this one is close.

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Jack Du Brul did an excellent job with this action/suspense story about Detective Isaac Bell and finding the correlation between a death, an attack, and a suspicious heist. Between betrayals and plot twists, I couldn’t stop flipping the pages!

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The Heist is a wild roller coaster of who done it! This is the first of the Isaac Bell series by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul that I have read. I will definitely be reading more! Just when you think you have figured out what is happening a new twist occurs throwing off Bell. The characters are well-written with just enough humor and sarcasm to keep the story entertaining. I highly recommend this book.

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A group of twelve bankers meet on the President's yacht to discuss the particulars of setting up the Federal Reserve System. The president is called away due to his wife's illness and leaves the yacht. The yacht proceeds down the river and is attacked by an airplane dropping incendiary bombs. Isaac Bell is on board with his father, one of the bankers. He jumps into action and gets the water hoses going to put out the fire. Then he sees the plane coming around again so he breaks into the Arms cabinet and pulls out a Hotchkiss machine gun and fires on the plane. He hits the plane and its pilot and watches it go down in the Maryland countryside.
This is the beginning of a case for the Treasury department but Bell can't keep himself from thinking about it. Meanwhile he is called out to investigate a suspicious death in Rhode Island. This is the beginning that will touch these two cases in to a wild ride of a case. Dangers and near death experiences occur in rapid succession and the reader won't be able to put the story down.
This is a fabulous read. The author has expertly written a true sequel in this wonderful series.

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