The Chase - Clive Cussler

The Chase

Author: Clive Cussler

  • Publication Date: 2007-11-06
  • Category: Action & Adventure
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 259 Ratings)


Clive cussler is back with a stand-alone novel that ?cranks up a head of steam and some high speed thrills.?(Publishers Weekly)

A no- nonsense detective is on the trail of the sharpest and deadliest criminal mind he has ever encountered: a serial robber who murders any and all witnesses in cold-blood.


  • Do a little research on Cussler's style before diving in

    By AncientStudent
    Mr. Cussler has enjoyed a long career due to his ability to tell a good story in a way that a large number of people can relate to. This is not high-brow fiction; it is more like a summer blockbuster movie. This is endearing to his fans, but to many readers it is a turn off. Just because it has a good rating does not mean YOU will like it. As we do with movies, we must enter into a frame of mind where "realistic" and "realm of possibility" are relative. This is the point of a book of fiction. It is imagined reality. Granted, not all fiction follows this, but you must expect it with Cussler. I find it humorous that some people feel compelled to write a review without finishing the book. How can you review something you have not read? Is not their review worse fiction than what they are claiming to review? I listened to this book during a road trip and found it quite exciting. Letting go of reality, I let Mr. Cussler lead me through his story, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The version I have was read by Scott Brick and he does a great job. This book is not one to read again and again, but it is well worth the time to read once.
  • The chase

    Truly a thriller!! Great book!!
  • Extravagant book

    By George Dines
    Great book, the best one in the Isaac Bell series !
  • JP

    By Pennymann
    Great book, lots of action , could not put it down.
  • Just Plain Fun

    By Read On
    A fun ride from start to finish. If you like Cussler, you're in for another page-turning treat. Some pretty poor reviews on this one, but you just have to let it happen, make it an escape and go along with it. Twists, turns, unbelievable scenarios, it's all there. And it's all good. If you want to overthink it, you're not going to like it.
  • If I were three or eighty years old ...

    By EstevanDeSantaFe
    I might have passed time reading this. Too simplistic, black and white. I was tricked into buying this by the 4/5 star rating. I'll never read this author again.
  • I love this book

    By Cussler fan 1906
    I think that it is full of action, adventure and coldblooded murder in this book I've read it twice
  • Farfetched

    By The Kid 123
    This book was a little farfetched( e.g stupid, impossible locomotive races and the "coincidence" that the Great Quake of 1906 occurred right as the bank robber was escaping). Over all, I'm a bit disappointed.
  • The chase

    By Cussler fan
    Excellent read. Great story.
  • The Chase

    By Animaltrainer
    I am about a third of the way through this book and I don't think I will finish it. I chose it because of the five star rating and thought I would try this as a good example of Cussler's work. It is really poorly thought out with a badly executed plot line. I was already having real problems accepting the characters as believable when the main character, Bell, uses the expression "buy the farm." Give me a break, this is supposed to be 1906, the expression doesn't start to show up in American slang until the 1950's. If an author is this lazy why would anyone waste time reading his work.