The Assassin

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2015
10 hours 41 minutes
Detective Isaac Bell tracks a killer across the nation’s oilfields in this adventure in the #1 New York Times–bestselling historical series.
 As Van Dorn private detective Isaac Bell strives to land a government contract to investigate John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil monopoly, the case takes a deadly turn. A sniper begins murdering opponents of Standard Oil, and soon the assassin—shooting with extraordinary accuracy at seemingly impossible long range—kills Bell’s best witness. Then the shooter detonates a terrible explosion that sets the victim’s independent refinery ablaze.

Bell summons his best detectives to hunt down the mysterious killer. But the murders—shootings, poisonings, staged accidents—have just begun as Bell tracks his phantom-like criminal adversary from the “oil fever” regions of Kansas and Texas to Washington, D.C., to the tycoons’ enclave of New York, to Russia’s war-torn Baku oil fields on the Caspian Sea, and back to America for a final, desperate confrontation. And this one will be the most explosive of all.
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Karen Nudd

Very entertaining book. I love all of Clive Cussler’s books.

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Wesley Cory

The book moved along quite quickly. Not familiar with this type of Cussler novel but I wasn't disappointed. Doing a novel during the Rockefeller era was proved to be interesting while also very entertaining following Cussler ' Dirk Pitt type character. Only thing I didn't like was the ending. It jumped 30 years and Bell was talking to his daughter. WHO'S the mother? Did Bell marry Edna kept her identity a secrete? Did Edna due in the San Francisco earthquake? Is there another novel out there answering these questions. Did I miss something there at the end? It's still a great read and I'll have to pay closer attention when I read it again.

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