THE TITANIC SECRET
By Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul
This is the latest installment of the Isaac Bell series from the fantastic Clive Cussler. The one big change fans will catch is that, for the first ten books the co-writer has been Justin Scott, but now an “old” face in the Cussler universe comes back with Jack Du Brul as co-writer.
The book starts off with Dirk Pitt escaping danger while finding a letter written by Isaac Bell, talking about a case he had to solve back in 1911. When nine people were tragically killed in a mine explosion, Isaac started to wonder if things weren’t what they seemed to be at the time.
When he discovers that at the center of this case lies a rare element called byzanium, which has extraordinary powers, Isaac knows there is much more to the story than what he was originally told. The race is on for Isaac and company to stop the element from getting into the wrong hands. And when Bell is forced to leave the United States to track down the enemy, even he doesn’t know the extent of where this case will eventually take him.
Jack Du Brul is a breath of fresh air and takes the series in a different direction. It’s easy to see why Jack was missed in the Cussler world. It’s an outstanding read that will leave the reader saying: “I definitely got my money’s worth with this one!”