The Bootlegger

The Bootlegger

Mass Market Paperback
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780425272817
  • 448 Pages
  • Berkley
  • Adult


Detective Isaac Bell is back in an extraordinary new adventure in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

It is 1921, and Prohibition is in full swing—even as millions still imbibe and ruthless criminals get rich overnight by selling them booze. Cops, Feds, and Coast Guardsmen are all susceptible to bribery. But when Bell’s boss and lifelong friend Joseph Van Dorn is shot and near-fatally wounded while chasing bootleggers, he enters the fray.

Bell promises Van Dorn that he will try to save the detective agency from the corrupting effects of Prohibition. But when the first witness to Van Dorn’s shooting is executed in a ruthlessly efficient manner invented by the CHEKA, the Russian Communist secret police, Bell finds himself combating men far more deadly than ordinary criminals. And he’s about to fight a one-man war…


“Another wonderful page-turner.”—Library Journal (starred review)

“The Isaac Bell series continues to tell compelling stories.”—The Associated Press

“Another fine entry in a strong series. Cussler is a perennial A-lister, popularity-wise, and his Isaac Bell novels are the pick of his prodigious litter.”—Booklist

“[A] laudable historical action novel.”—Publishers Weekly


An Isaac Bell Adventure
Clive Cussler
Justin Scott
Clive Cussler
Justin Scott
Clive Cussler
Justin Scott
Clive Cussler
Justin Scott


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The popularity of Clive Cussler’s bestselling Isaac Bell series continues to grow. The two newest books, written with Justin Scott, both debut on The New York Times bestseller lists this week…. Read more >

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