Clive Cussler is the author or co-author of a great number of international bestsellers, including the famous Dirk Pitt(R) adventures, such as Arctic Drift; the NUMA(R) Files adventures, most recently Medusa; the Oregon Files, such as Corsair; and the Isaac Bell historical thrillers, which began with The Chase. He lives in Arizona. www.clivecussler.co.uk Justin Scott's twenty-four novels include The Shipkiller and Normandie Triangle; the Ben Abbot detective series; and five modern sea thrillers published under his pen name Paul Garrison. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, the filmmaker Amber Edwards.
Teddy Roosevelt has high hopes of establishing U.S. naval supremacy with the dispatch of the "Great White Fleet," a flotilla of warships. Enter Det. Isaac Bell, who finds himself up against an international cast of villains bent on destroying the fleet at any cost. This is Cussler (www.cusslerbooks.com) and Scott's third Bell novel, following The Wrecker, whose Books on Tape/Penguin Audio edition also received a starred review (LJ 3/1/10). Scott Brick (see Behind the Mike, LJ 10/15/09) brings the story to life with his outstanding vocalizations and proves, once again, that a team of great writers and a great narrator can't be beat. Highly recommended.-Joseph L. Carlson, Vandenberg Air Force Base Lib., Lompoc, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.