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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Names: Cussler, Clive, author. | Scott, Justin, author.
Title: The cutthroat / Clive Cussler and Justin Scott.
Description: New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2017. | Series: An Isaac Bell Adventure ; 10
Identifiers: LCCN 2017002791 (print) | LCCN 2017003022 (ebook) | ISBN 9780399575600 (hardback) | ISBN 9780399575617 (ebook) | ISBN 9780735215702 (international edition)
Subjects: LCSH: Bell, Isaac (Fictitious character)—Fiction. | Private investigators—Fiction. | Serial murders—Fiction. | BISAC: FICTION / Action & Adventure. | FICTION / Suspense. | FICTION / Historical. | GSAFD: Suspense fiction.
Classification: LCC PS3553.U75 C88 2017 (print) | LCC PS3553.U75 (ebook) | DDC 813/.54—dc23
LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2017002791
This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the authors’ imaginations or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, businesses, companies, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.
Titles by Clive Cussler
Cast of Characters
About the Authors
CAST OF CHARACTERS
THE VAN DORN DETECTIVE AGENCY
Isaac Bell — Chief Investigator.
Joseph Van Dorn — The “Boss.”
Harry Warren — Chief of Van Dorn Gang Squad, born Salvatore Guaragna, alias Broadway theater sceneshifter Quinn, Isaac Bell confidant.
Grady Forrer — Head of Research.
Archibald Angell Abbott IV — New York blue blood, former actor, Isaac Bell’s best friend since they fought a college boxing match.
Helen Mills — Isaac Bell’s protégée, daughter of U.S. Army Brigadier G. Tannenbaum Mills, first woman detective in the agency.
James Dashwood — Sharpshooter, Isaac Bell protégé.
“Kansas City” Eddie Edwards — Railroad protection specialist.
Texas Walt Hatfield — Former Texas Ranger and Van Dorn private detective turned Western movie cowboy.
Scudder Smith — Former newspaperman masquerading as inebriated New York Evening Sun reporter.
Eddie Tobin — Gang Squad harbor pirate specialist.
VAN DORN FIELD OFFICE CHIEFS
Horace Bronson — San Francisco.
Tim Holian — Los Angeles.
Charlie Post — Denver.
Jerry Sedgwick — Cincinnati.
Captain “Honest Mike” Coligney — Commands New York Police Department 19th Precinct serving the Tenderloin and the Theater District.
Nick Sayers — Handsome proprietor of Grove Mansion, a bordello known as the “Ritz of the Tenderloin.”
Skinner — Two-hundred-and-fifty-pound doorman of the “Ritz of the Tenderloin.”
Neil Nyren — Bordello procurer, twinkly-eyed proprietor of perfume shop in Grand Central Terminal.
Gophers — West Side gangsters.
Adolph Klauber — New York Times drama critic.
Mrs. Shine — Proprietress of Mrs. Shine’s Boarding House for Actors, Anna Waterbury’s landlady.
Heather and Lou — Dancers residing at Mrs. Shine’s.
DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE COMPANY
Jackson Barrett — Actor-impresario, matinee idol, and writer who trades the title roles of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in his modernized version of the melodrama based on the Robert Louis Stevenson novella.
John Buchanan — Actor-impresario, matinee idol, and the business brains of the Barrett & Buchanan Theater Company, trades Jekyll and Hyde title roles with Jackson Barrett, his near twin.
Isabella Cook — “Great and Beloved” leading-lady Broadway actress, plays beautiful heiress Gabriella Utterson.
Henry Booker Young — Barrett & Buchanan’s long-serving, long-suffering stage manager.
Jeff and Joe Deaver — Wealthy brothers, “angels” who invest in Broadway shows.
Miss Gold — General businesswoman-actress, ticket shill.
Rick L. Cox — Playwright, embittered ghostwriter.
ALIAS JIMMY VALENTINE COMPANY
Mr. Vietor — Star.
Douglas Lockwood — Plays Detective Doyle.
Lucy Balant — General businesswoman-actress, Anna Waterbury’s roommate in Mrs. Shine’s Boarding House for Actors.
Ned Stewart — Head carpenter.
Joel Wallace — Chief of Van Dorn London field office.
Scotland Yard inspector
Scotland Yard detectives and constables — Active and retired.