The Assassin

The Assassin

Book - 2016
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"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, a brave and likable man. Then the shooter detonates a terrible explosion that sets the victim's independent refinery ablaze. Bell summons his best detectives to scour the site of the crime for evidence. Who is the assassin and for whom did he kill? 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."--
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2016, c2015.
Edition: First G.P. Putnam's Sons premium edition.
ISBN: 9780425280171
Characteristics: 406 pages ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Scott, Justin

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SEBoiko
Mar 26, 2015

In Persia no man believes another.

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SEBoiko
Mar 26, 2015

... of my ability to beg money for the good of mankind.

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SEBoiko
Mar 26, 2015

My word is my bond.

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SEBoiko
Mar 26, 2015

... that Rockefeller understands the power of information more than any other business man in the country.

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SEBoiko
Mar 26, 2015

I'd tell you that no man in his right mind would bite the hand feeding him...

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RonaldIvanJensen
Jun 10, 2017

One of most frustrating Clive Cluster books attempted to read - and have read many.

Actually stopped reading after 200 plus pages. Author attempted to fill in way too many names, places, smart details, etc... totally forgetting to carry on a plot.

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tenet
Sep 16, 2016

Rated 10/10.

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3dblus
Mar 24, 2015

Another well written, action packed, hard to put down Isaac Bell adventure. But then, aren't they all?

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