In "The Chase" Clive Cussler introduces a historical hero - Isaac Bell. 1950: the rusting hulk of a steam locomotive is raised from the depths of a Montana lake. Inside are three bodies, bloody clue to a fortune lost for over forty years...1906: For two years banks across the western United States have been living in terror of the 'Butcher Bandit'. This cold-blooded bank robber empties safes and murders all witnesses, vanishing without trace. In desperation, the US Government calls in Isaac Bell, the best detective in the country. From Arizona to Colorado to the streets of San Francisco during the great quake, Bell uses all his guile and ingenuity to catch up with the murderous Bandit. But when Bell has him almost cornered - the Bandit turns really nasty. And suddenly the stakes have changed. Bell isn't just battling to get his man. He's fighting for his very survival...Bestseller Clive Cussler - author of the "Dirk Pitt" novels "Arctic Drift" and "Crescent Dawn" - sends hero Isaac Bell to solve a mysterious series of bank-robberies and murders in the first novel of historical thriller series "The Isaac Bell Adventures". "The Chase" is followed by "The Wrecker" and "The Spy". Praise for Clive Cussler: "Delivers what it promises". ("Financial Times"). "The guy I read". (Tom Clancy). Bestselling author Clive Cussler has kept readers on the edges of their seats for four decades with his thrilling action novels. As well as the "Isaac Bell" series there are also the "NUMA" and "Oregon Files" series, the "Dirk Pitt" stories (which started it all) and the "Fargo" series. Other titles in Cussler's first historical series - "The Isaac Bell Adventures" - include "The Wrecker", "The Race", "The Spy" and "The Thief" which are all available from Penguin.