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The Wrecker by Clive Cussler
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Dec 20, 09

Read in December, 2009

A Cussler that had nothing to do with the sea, no DIrk Pit or Steve Austin in sight. No lost treasures either. No this one is set in primarily the northwest US in the early 1900s and involves a Railroad baron who is trying to complete a stretch of track that will cut time and distance from one of his lines. He is being plagued by accidents or maybe sabotage and hires a big national detective agency to find the truth and protect against future damage. He is running against the clock in getting the rail line completed before winter sets in and his backers and creditors begin to evaporate or call in the debts. The Agency assigns their best in the person
of Isaac Bell who determines that it is indeed sabotage being carried out by someone they call "The Wrecker". The tale is of the clash of wits between Bell and the Wrecker and carried out in typical Cussler style. A fast read as the principals dash back and forth across the country on various steam trains.
ISBN - 978-0-399-15599-4, Action / Adventure, Pages - 470, Print Size - R, Rating - 4
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