Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on KIWIreviews.co.nz : Sunday 26th October 2014 - 11:48:14

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Books > Thriller > The Thief review

« The Race reviewThe RaceDevils Gate reviewDevils Gate »

Advertising...

SmileCity
Sick of adverts? Click here to join up for free and be rid of them.

Score: 9.5/10  [1 review]
5 out of 5
ProdID: 3317 - The Thief
Written by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott

The Thief
Price:
$36.99
Supplier:
Click to search for all products supplied by Penguin Books
Available:
March 2012
Buy it:
Search for this on MightyApe.co.nz

The Thief product reviews

Investigator Isaac Bell is on the trail of a ruthless espionage agent.

On the ocean liner Mauretania, two European scientists with a dramatic new invention are barely rescued from abduction by the Van Dorn Detective Agency's intrepid chief investigator, Isaac Bell. Unfortunately, they are not so lucky the second time. The thugs attack again - and this time one of the scientists dies. What are they holding that is so precious? Only something which will revolutionize business and popular culture - and perhaps something more.

For war clouds are looming, and a ruthless espionage agent has spotted a priceless opportunity to give the Germans an edge. It is up to Isaac Bell to figure out who he is, what he is up to, and stop him, but he may already be too late... and the future of the world may just hang in the balance.

Check out Penguin Books onlineClick here to see all the listings for Penguin Books Visit their website Follow them on Twitter Check them out on Facebook



Tags:
cinema   clive cussler   germany   invention   isaac bell   justin scott   movies   nazis   war
Other listings you may be interested in:
SaharaSahara
Rating: 8.8
Polar ShiftPolar Shift
Rating: 9.0
Dark WatchDark Watch
Rating: 9.3
MedusaMedusa
Rating: 9.3
The WreckerThe Wrecker
Rating: 9.8
Plague ShipPlague Ship
Rating: 9.8
CorsairCorsair
Rating: 9.8
The Silent SeaThe Silent Sea
Rating: 9.8
Arctic DriftArctic Drift
Rating: 9.3
Spartan GoldSpartan Gold
Rating: 9.3
The SpyThe Spy
Rating: 9.8
The JungleThe Jungle
Rating: 9.5
The KingdomThe Kingdom
Rating: 9.5
Crescent DawnCrescent Dawn
Rating: 9.3
The RaceThe Race
Rating: 9.0
Devils GateDevils Gate
Rating: 9.5

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of tucker

Review by: tucker (Karl)
Dated: 4th of April, 2012

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review Score:
Score 10 out of 10

Price:
Score 9 out of 10
Re-Readability:
Score 9 out of 10
Suspense:
Score 10 out of 10
Believability:
Score 10 out of 10

Back on form, this is the next worthy successor to the Isaac Bell sagas!

It is said that no true law enforcer ever goes on holiday. Though they try, crime always seems to find them... this theme is taken to the high seas once again in this typhoon of a tale from Cussler and Scott.

Cruising from England back to America, Isaac Bell and his compadre Archie Abbott, are witness to, and foilers of, an attempted abduction that makes no apparent sense at the time. Trusting his instincts, Bell decides to chaperone the two almost-abductees and see to it they reach American soil intact... alas, as is the way of such tales, this proves to be far more of a mission than anticipated... especially when it involves a man who can apparently vanish in mid-air, two rival gangs, a pair of tight-lipped scientists, and an invention that could be either an entertainment, or a devastating weapon of war - depending on how you plan to use it.

Full of twists and turns - the greater majority utterly unpredictable but obvious in hindsight - and tension the likes of which you would have come to expect from a Cussler tale, this is a wonderful way to pass a few quiet evenings curled up in bed before slumber. Keeping in tone with the global events of the era, we see "evil Nazis", "Heroic Americans", "Violent Drunken Irish" and "Sneaky Brits" abounding... stereotyping of the worst kind but totally the character of the times the story is set in.

I was particularly taken with the interpretation of the motives behind the German contingent in this story - while fantasy in it's truest sense, it none the less had an inner-continuity that kept it from falling over the line from unbelievable into utterly ridiculous.

Overall, one of the best yet from these two gentlemen authors. I admit to being less of a fan of the Isaac Bell series - only because historical drama is not my forte - than of his other franchises, but this particular tale did capture me very quickly, and thoroughly. I often found myself still sitting on the couch reading long after my legs had given up and gone to sleep of their own accord - much to my chagrin, and the entertainment of my youngest son, when I attempted to depart for locations elsewhere. Wink Icon

Guest comments...

comments powered by Disqus

Random listing from 'Books'...

Score: 7.3
Product reviews for listing 96: Gravity
Written by Tess Gerritsen

Product image for GravityEmma Watson, a brilliant research physician, has been training for the mission of a lifetime: to study living organisms in the microgravity of space. But the true and lethal nature of this experiment has not been revealed to NASA, and once aboard the space station things start to go terribly wrong.

A culture of single-celled Archaeons, gathered from the deep sea, begins to rapidly multiply and infect the crew - with agonizing and ... more...

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of KIWIreviews.co.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, under the assumption that they are the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving America a new sense of purpose."
Andy Rooney (1919 - )

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide Subscribe to our Twitter streamVisit our
Twitter feed
Visit our Facebook pageVisit our
Facebook page
Visit our YouTube ChannelVisit our
YouTube channel
Follow us on instagramVisit our
Instagram album
Visit our Google+ pageVisit our
Google+ page
Visit our Flickr photostreamVisit our
Flickr photostream