THE ACTION-PACKED NEW OREGON FILES ADVENTURE FROM NO.1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR CLIVE CUSSLER
Nine scrolls of ancient wisdom.
Nine individuals seeking to rule the world . . .
When Juan Cabrillo and the Oregon crew board a ship in the Indian ocean little do they realise that they will soon put themselves in the sights of a mysterious ancient cabal bent on world domination.
The Colossus Project sees 2000 years of esoteric knowledge distilled into a device so powerful no force on Earth can stop it - but now two different groups are fighting to control it.
Only Juan Cabrillo and the Oregon stand in their way. But only if they can first discover the location of these shadow tyrants and - more importantly - the deadly device they have brought into being . . .
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Bestseller Cussler's solid if overly familiar 13th Oregon novel (after 2017's Typhoon Fury, also with Morrison) pits Juan Cabrillo, chairman of the Corporation, a private organization that undertakes difficult missions for the CIA, against a secret cabal, the Nine Unknown, whose members possess ancient knowledge of physical and social sciences that could be used to conquer the world. Eight of the nine have decided to implement a plan called Colossus to "save the world from lesser minds and make them de facto rulers of every nation on Earth." The group's lone dissenter, Romir Mallik, believes that Colossus essentially an advanced artificial intelligence computer will bring about the end of humanity, and attempts to destroy Colossus with a network of killer satellites. It's up to Cabrillo and the men and women of the Oregon, a state of the art super ship disguised as a derelict rust-bucket, to stop the villains and save the world. There's plenty of action, but the stale scenario and stock characters add up to a seen-it-before experience.