For four novels, Clive Cussler has charted the exploits of the Oregon, a covert ship completely dilapidated on the outside but, on the inside, packed with sophisticated weaponry and intelligence-gathering equipment. Captained by the rakish, one-legged Juan Cabrillo and manned by a crew of former military and spy personnel, it is a private enterprise, available for any government agency that can afford it and now Cussler sends the Oregon on its most extraordinary mission yet.
The crew has just completed a top secret mission against Iran in the Persian Gulf, when they come across a cruise ship adrift in the sea. Hundreds of bodies litter its deck, and as Cabrillo tries to determine what happened, explosions rack the length of the ship. Barely able to escape with his own life and that of the liner's sole survivor, Cabrillo finds himself plunged into a mystery as intricateand as perilousas any he has ever known, and pitted against a cult with monstrously lethal plans for the human race . . . plans he may already be too late to stop.
"[D]ependably entertaining if less than top-notch." - Publishers Weekly.
"Cussler and coauthor Du Brul lurch through Cussler's latest high-tech fantasy, dropping dozens of subplots into a blender and printing the result." - Library Journal.
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Rated of 5
Very well written! 5 outa 5
Rated of 5
Clive does it again!
This book was very well written, and I loved it. The action was amazing, the story vivid, the characters well developed. Readers will love reading about the next adventure of Juan Cabrillo and his crew.
Clive Cussler grew up in Alhambra, California. He attended
Pasadena City College for two years, then enlisted in the Air Force during the
Korean War and served as an aircraft mechanic and flight engineer in the
Military Air Transport Service. Upon discharge he became a copywriter and later
creative director at two of the nation's leading ad agencies. He wrote and
produced radio and television commercials in Hollywood that won numerous
international honors including an award at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.
Cussler began writing novels in 1965 and published his first work featuring his continuous series hero, Dirk Pitt, in 1973. His first non-fiction, The Sea Hunters, was released in 1996. The Board of Governors of the Maritime College, State University of New ...
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