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Alongside co-authors, Yank scrivener Clive Cussler turns out at least two books annually, not all novels. Writing is his night job. A seafarer by day, he and his crew hunt for lost ships, treasure too. Over the years he has had several literary creations. Dirk Pitt is the most popular. 

The Thief by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott 376 pp. 2013 Penguin paper back. Available at Asia Books and leading bookshops, 350 baht.

However, this reviewer prefers the less muscle-bound, more cerebral Isaac Bell who is able to throw a mean punch when called for. Bell isn’t contemporary — his period is the early 20th century. Cars, planes, trains, phones, movies, phonographs were all around then. But not radio, television, ball-point pens, penicillin, jets, computers, bikinis, DNA, as it was only with World War II that there was a speed-up in inventions.

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