In this second novel of the Oregon Files series, an ancient artifact possessing catastrophic radioactive power is unearthed in Greenland. Caught between two militant factions bent on wholesale slaughter, Captain Juan Cabrillo and his network of spies must fight to protect the stone and prevent the outbreak of World War III.In this second novel of the Oregon Files series, an ancient artifact possessing catastrophic radioactive power is unearthed in Greenland. Caught between two militant factions bent on wholesale slaughter, Captain Juan Cabrillo and his network of spies must fight to protect the stone and prevent the outbreak of World War III.Read Less
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this was an okay story, but, lacked the intensity of previously read Cussler novels.
It seemed like the story was being related from afar, and not in the middle of the action.
May 15, 2009
Another good read from Cussler! Enjoyed sitting back and relaxing with this one. Adventure, drama, action. This is a nice second story for Captain Cabrillo and crew. Didn't get into it as much as Golden Buddha, but was still an entertaining read.
Publishers Weekly, 2004-08-30 Eric the Red's A.D. 1000 discovery of a radioactive meteorite has present-day life-or-death ramifications in Cussler and Dirgo's second novel (after Golden Buddha) featuring the Oregon, a state-of-the-art warship disguised as a rusty tramp steamer and manned by some of the world's finest ex-military and intelligence operatives. Known collectively as the Corporation, the men and women of the Oregon-"mercenaries with a conscience"-offer their services to various countries and individuals with specialized security and military needs. The Corporation's chairman, series hero Juan Cabrillo, has several pressing concerns: supply security for the emir of Qatar, who is attending a conference in Iceland; track down a nuclear bomb that has gone astray; and pick up the aforementioned meteorite, which has just been found ensconced in a mysterious shrine. These jobs become dangerously complicated when industrialist Halifax Hickman, a man fueled by revenge and hatred, enters the picture. The meteorite, the atomic bomb and a vial of plague are to be used in attacks on holy sites-Israel's Dome of the Rock and Saudi Arabia's al-Haram mosque-and at an Elton John concert. It's a deadly game, but the brilliant Cabrillo is a master player, moving his pieces at lightning speed on several boards until he outmaneuvers his opposition in this action-packed page-turner. (Oct.) Forecast: This series will become a permanent and productive cog in the Cussler machine. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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