It's 1902 and a young inexperienced detective Isaac Bell has an urgent message for his boss. Hired to hunt for radical unionsist saboteurs in the coal mines, he has witnessed a terrible acciden. It begins to become clear that much bigger stakes are in play. Given exactly one week to prove his case, Bell finds himself pitted against two of the most ruthless opponents - men of staggering ambition and cold-bloodedness...who are not about to let some detective stand in their way.Clive Cussler is the author of over twenty-five internationally bestselling books, including the Dirk Pitt adventure series, the NUMA FILES novels and the Oregon Files Adventures. The Striker is his latest novel in the Isaac Bell series.