The Striker is the sixth novel in Clive Cussler's Isaac Bell series. It is 1902, and a bright, inexperienced young man named Isaac Bell, only two years out of his apprenticeship at the Van Dorn Detective Agency, has an urgent message for his boss. Hired to hunt for radical unionist saboteurs in the coal mines, he is witness to a terrible accident. And it begins to become clear that the trouble doesn't stop with the men he's looking for. Much bigger stakes are in play. Little does he know just how big. Given exactly one week to prove his case, Bell quickly finds himself pitted against two of the most ruthless opponents he has ever known, men of staggering ambition and cold-bloodedness...who are not about to let some wet-behind-the-ears detective stand in their way. In The Striker we meet Isaac Bell early in his career in an adventure that would show him just how dangerous and exciting his chosen profession would turn out to be. From the master of adventure and action and creator of the Dirk Pitt Adventure series comes The Striker, the sixth exciting installment in the Isaac Bell detective series. Following The Thief and The Race, The Striker is another nail-biting, action-packed historical thriller from Top 10 bestselling author Clive Cussler. Praise for Clive Cussler: Cussler is hard to beat . (Daily Mail). The guy I read . (Tom Clancy). The Adventure King . (Daily Express). Clive Cussler is the author or co-author of a great number of international bestsellers, including the famous Dirk Pitt[registered] adventures, such as Arctic Drift; the NUMA[registered] Files adventures, most recently Medusa; the Oregon Files, such as The Silent Sea; the highly successful Fargo adventures; and the Isaac Bell series which begins with The Chase. This is the sixth book in The Isaac Bell Adventures; other titles include The Wrecker, The Spy, The Race and The Thief, all of which are available from Penguin.