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Pre-Order Limited Editions of Clive Cussler’s Latest Isaac Bell Series Thriller – The Thief

Pre-Order Limited Editions of Clive Cussler’s Latest Isaac Bell Series Thriller – The Thief

The Thief by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott Limited EditionWe were really excited when Clive Cussler picked Justin Scott to co-author the Isaac Bell series, and here we are with the fifth book already.  First, Clive thrilled us with Bell and the Van Dorn Detective Agency in THE CHASE, and then the Cussler-Scott duo brought us THE WRECKER, THE SPY and THE RACE.  Now, in THE THIEF, we are thrilled as Isaac Bell once again beats back the bad guys, and rescues the world from certain doom. 

Norwood Press will issue their trademark collectors editions (signed, lettered/numbered, slipcased), and we are offering those along with double-signed US and UK editions.  Those who preorder the Norwood Press numbered edition will receive a double-signed US hardcover absolutely free!

Also, please check out below the Pegasus release of Justin’s classic, THE SHIPKILLER.  Norwood Press has just announced that they will produce special editions of this title in June.   Those of you who preorder the Norwood Press numbered edition of this title will also receive the Pegasus edition at no additional charge.

Cussler Crazies rejoice . . . this is a great year!  All of our favorites, Isaac Bell, Juan Cabrillo, Kurt Austin, and, of course, Dirk Pitt will be in the mix.

. . . And please watch Norwood Press for an upcoming announcement about Grant Blackwood.

Justin Scott joins the Cussler franchise!

Justin Scott, (AKA Paul Garrison), one of my favorite authors, is bringing back Isaac Bell, the hero in Cussler‘s bestselling The Chase.  The new novel is called The Wrecker, and is scheduled for release on November 17.  VJ Books plans to offer this book in both US and UK editions, as well as our Norwood Press editions.

It is 1907. Train wrecks, fires and explosions sabotage the Southern Pacific Railroad’s Cascades express line. Desperate, the railroad hires the fabled Van Dorn Detective Agency. Van Dorn sends in its top investigator, Isaac Bell. Bell quickly discovers that a mysterious saboteur haunts the hobo jungles of the West.  Known as The Wrecker, he recruits accomplices from among the down-and-outs to attack the railroad, killing them afterwards. The Wrecker travels the vast spaces of the American West as if he had wings, striking wherever he pleases, causing untold damage and loss of human life. Who is he and what does he want? Is he a striker? An anarchist? A criminal mastermind engineering some as-yet unexplained scheme? Whoever he is, whatever his motives, The Wrecker knows how to create maximum havoc. Bell senses that he is far from done – indeed, it would seem that The Wrecker is building up to a grand act unlike anything committed before. If Bell doesn’t stop him in time, the entire future of the country could be at risk.

Clive Cussler and his co-authors, Dirk Cussler, Paul Kemprecos, Jack DuBrul, Grant Blackwood, and now, Justin Scott, bring the high adventure only experenced by reading a Cussler novel in five different story lines, on both land and sea!

VJ Books is proud to offer signed copies of all Clive Cussler titles!

Roland Dahlquist – An Introduction

Since moving to Phoenix, Arizona in 1987, Roland Dahlquist has enjoyed a successful and award winning career as a freelance Illustrator & Art Director.

Roland established Dahlquist Illustration in 1987.  Since then he has freelanced for graphic design firms, advertising agencies, publishers, organizations and directly with corporations locally as well as in other regions of North America. 
His illustration, design and art direction for clients such as; Intel, Motorola, Newsweek, AT&T, USWest, GMC, Volkswagen, Audi, Citibank, and Fujitsu have garnered Roland many national and international awards.  Some of those awards include:  Mobius – Packaging,  Clio – Print, ADDY’s – Various print and corporate identity,  Communication Arts Design,  Communications Arts Illustration,  Print – Award of Excellence,  Art Direction Magazine – Award of Excellence,  AIGA – Award of Excellence and Photo District News Self Promotion Award – Art Direction/Design.

Having a degree in Fine Art, Roland now concentrates on creating his own images whether painting in oil, pastels, pencil or generating them on his computer.

Dahlquist continues to study painting at Scottsdale Artists’ School and has also studied in Europe.  Painting is one of the motivating factors in Dahlquist’s travels through The U.S. and Europe.

In 2003 Roland joined the faculty at The Art Institute of Phoenix to teach Drawing, Design, and Illustration.

In 2006 Roland was fortunate enough to be selected by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler to illustrate the pages of their novel, The Treasure of Khan. Dahlquist has continued his relationship with the Cusslers and illustrated the pages of  The Chase in 2007. Most recently Roland illustrated the pages and created the cover art for Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler’s latest novel, Arctic Drift.

See Roland Dahlquist’s work at!

Clive Cussler – The Chase

(Publisher’s Weekly, Nov. 10)

Berkley reports 820,600 inprint of The Chase, a stand-alone title.  Clive Cussler, along with his son Dirk, have a new hardcover coming out later this month:  Arctic Drift, the lastest in the Dirk Pitt series.  Their tour is posted on their web site,

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