Isaac Bell, Clive Cussler’s no-nonsense private investigator with the Van Dorn Detective Agency (set in early 20th century America) is set to return to action on September 10th, 2019 when The Titanic Secret hits bookstores.
Bell, who last starred in the 2017 novel The Cutthroat, which saw him chase after Jack The Ripper, will now take on his 11th case in The Titanic Secret, co-written by Jack Du Brul. Previously, author Justin Scott had been Cussler’s co-writer for this franchise, helping to pen nine of the first ten books. It’s an interesting switch up because Du Brul, 50, has already written seven books with Cussler, 87, all of which were part of his Oregon Files series.
Du Brul (The Lightning Stones, 2015, etc.) first came on board the Oregon in 1998, replacing Cussler’s former writing partner Craig Dirgo, with the novel Dark Watch. After Mirage (2013) he exited the series, and Cussler brought on Boyd Morrison—who has now written four books, with a fifth, the 14th in the series, set for publication this November.
While we’re still waiting for the final cover art, the official plot details are for The Titanic Secret are available. Check them out below.
When Isaac Bell attempts to decipher the forbidding deaths of nine men, he encounters a secret so powerful it could dictate the fate of the world in this riveting thriller by the #1 New York Times-bestselling author.
A century apart, NUMA Director Dirk Pitt and detective Isaac Bell team up to unlock the truth about the most famous maritime disaster of all time.
In the present day, Pitt makes a daring rescue from inside an antiquated submersible in the waters off New York City. His reward afterwards is a document left behind a century earlier by legendary detective Isaac Bell–a document that re-opens a historical mystery…
In 1911, in Colorado, Isaac Bell is asked to look into an unexplained tragedy at Little Angel Mine, in which nine people died. His dangerous quest to answer the riddle leads to a larger puzzle centered on byzanium, a rare element with extraordinary powers and of virtually incalculable value. As he discovers that there are people who will do anything to control the substance, Isaac Bell will find out just how far he’ll go to stop them.
Clive Cussler is the author of more than fifty books in five bestselling series, including Dirk Pitt, NUMA Files, Oregon Files, Isaac Bell, and Fargo. His life nearly parallels that of his hero, Dirk Pitt. Whether searching for lost aircraft or leading expeditions to find famous shipwrecks, he and his NUMA crew of volunteers have discovered more than seventy-five lost ships of historic significance, including the long-lost Confederate submarine, Hunley, which was raised in 2000 with much press publicity. Like Pitt, Cussler collects classic automobiles. His collection features more than eighty examples of custom coachwork. Cussler lives in Arizona and Colorado.
Jack Du Brul is the author of the Philip Mercer series, most recently The Lightning Stones, and is the coauthor with Cussler of the Oregon Files novels Dark Watch, Skeleton Coast, Plague Ship, Corsair, The Silent Sea, and The Jungle. He lives in Vermont.
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