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Isaac Bell is back in a thrilling new adventure—the ninth in his series.
It is 1906, and in New York City, the Italian crime group known as the Black Hand is on a spree: kidnapping, extortion, arson. Detective Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn Agency is hired to form a special “Black Hand Squad,” but the gangsters appear to be everywhere—so much so that Bell begins to wonder if there are imitators, criminals using the name for the terror effect. And then the murders begin, each one of a man more powerful than the last, and as Bell discovers, to his dismay, the ultimate target may be the most powerful man of all.
"Clive Cussler and Justin Scott bring 1906 to life in vivid technicolor descriptions in THE GANGSTER. . . A thrilling historical novel... "
—Judy Gigstad (Bookreporter)
"...As usual, this latest Bell thriller combines a vivid historical environment with a top-notch story and enjoyable, realistic characters. Bell, the detective whose nimble intellect often gets him out of tight situations, is one of Cussler’s most engaging protagonists . . . and the Isaac Bell novels lead the way in terms of quality..."
— David Pitt (Booklist)
"...Thrilling ninth Isaac Bell adventure. . . fascinating and suspenseful plot... "
— Publishers Weekly