Aug 05, 12
Read in December, 2011
My first Clive Cussler book and I thought it was well written, creative story that was more enjoyable to read than the first Patterson novel I recently read due to the level of detail and information that flushed out the story and gave it interest and depth. My only knock was I didn't get emotionally into the story and/or a character(s)and was not impelled to read to see how it/they would get on in the story. I felt like a passive outsider to the events in the story.
Dorn Investigation Agency had their top agent Isaac Bell on the case of the Butcher Bandit in the early 1900's in the Northwest, primarily San Francisco. The BB was a cold blooded killer and bank robber who used his personal train and disguises to rob mining towns’ bank’s payrolls and elude capture.
BB was Jacob Cromwell who along with his sister used the stolen funds to open his own bank in SF and climb heights of society and saw himself as a master mind that could never be caught.