The Wrecker

** Spoiler Alert ** I am always kind of torn on what to consider a spoiler or not. But since I don’t want to ruin a book for anyone when the book does that for itself I’m adding a spoiler warning.

I wanted to like this book. I have been looking for a new series to read and I was hoping that I had found one in the Isaac Bell books. This will be the last one that I read. I read The Cutthroat first not realizing it was part of a series. Then I read The Chase which I was disappointed by as I say in my review. I could not wait to be done with The Wrecker. I hate not finishing a book and this book seemed like it just wouldn’t end.

Everything I really started to dislike about Isaac Bell is back in spades in this book. He is just perfect at everything. He can’t lose at anything. He is an expert at everything. If he and an actual expert are working on something. Isaac Bell is the one who will figure out what’s going on.

He is apparently superhuman now too. At one point in the book he is running, in mud, after a car. The car is stated to “be going as fast as a horse”. Well, this is Isaac Bell chasing the car. So he catches up to it.

In the book, Isaac also gets shot in the arm. After pummeling a man, shooting guns, riding rapids/an overflowing river in a hollowed-out log canoe by himself, he FINALLY starts to get an ache in the arm after he climbs 60+ feet of a ladder.

There are other examples but why go over them all?

It is also never explained (unless I totally missed it) how it is discovered that a certain character is a spy.

I have no love for the protagonist. I started to actively hope for him to be wrong or fail at something. I cannot recommend this book to anyone who likes to relate with characters they are reading about. If it was a life or death decision and I had to pick I can only think of one character who is remotely relatable and he is barely in the book.

It’s a shame. I had high hopes for this series.

Clive Cussler The Wrecker
Hated it. Almost gave it half a mask but I’m a softie.

Follow the link below to buy this book from Amazon. ( I know I get a small commission if you buy through the link but… if you really have to read this book, go to a library and do it for free )

The Wrecker (An Isaac Bell Adventure)

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