The creator of the bestselling NUMA and Dirk Pitt series, is back with his latest and most intriguing high seas action hero: the enigmatic captain of the Oregon, Juan Cabrillo. Only Cabrillo could convert the interior of a nondescript lumber hauler into a state of the art spy ship - and only he could take the helm on the dangerous covert missions ...
The creator of the bestselling NUMA and Dirk Pitt series, is back with his latest and most intriguing high seas action hero: the enigmatic captain of the Oregon, Juan Cabrillo. Only Cabrillo could convert the interior of a nondescript lumber hauler into a state of the art spy ship - and only he could take the helm on the dangerous covert missions it carries out for whatever U.S. agency pays the price. In his first feature length adventure, it's up to Cabrillo and his crew of expert intelligence and naval men to put Tibet back in the hands of the Dalai Lama by striking a deal with the Russians and the Chinese. His gambling chip is a golden Buddha containing records of vast oil reserves in the disputed land. But first, he'll have to locate - and steal - the all-important artifact. And there are certain people who would do anything in their power to see him fail
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Not very detailed, and does not hide the results along the way.
Sep 10, 2010
seemed a bit fantasy-like what with this exclusive group of do-gooders with highly sophisticated ship, disguises, etc... but overall the plot was captivating, and kept my interest.
May 8, 2009
Cussler has created another great adventure crew! This one is a bit more laid-back than the Dirk Pitt / Kurt Austin stories, but still delivers in the usual Clive Cussler way. Adventure, travel, action, drama, humor. Hard to put down. Great, relaxing read!
Publishers Weekly, 2003-08-25 Cussler and Dirgo, coauthors of two nonfiction books (The Sea Hunters; The Sea Hunters II) team up this time to debut a new action-filled series, dubbed the Oregon Files, equal to any in the Cussler franchise. An organization of intelligent and superbly proficient mercenaries, known as the Corporation, is headquartered on the ship Oregon, a seagoing marvel of science and technology disguised as an ancient, rust-bucket cargo vessel. The leader of the Corporation-cool, brainy Chairman Juan Cabrillo-explains the mission of his organization: "We were formed to make a profit, that's for sure, but as much as we like the money, we are also cognizant of the chances that arise for us to somehow right the wrongs of others." They've been secretly hired by the U.S. government to find and acquire an ancient statue known as the Golden Buddha, stolen from the Dalai Lama upon his ouster from Tibet by the Chinese in 1959. An intricate plan is then set in motion culminating in the defeat of the Chinese in Tibet and the ascension of the Dalai Lama to his rightful place as the leader of the country. The list of characters, both good and evil, is long and sometimes confusing, but a useful directory is supplied. Cabrillo and crew are adept at high finance and diplomacy, playing the Russians off against the Chinese and winning over the United Nations. But it's the technology, real and imagined, that steals the show with awe-inspiring secret weapons and spy gear that the Defense Department would kill for. Readers will burn up the pages following the blazing action and daring exploits of these men and women and their amazing machines. (Oct.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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