The crew are in the wild Philippines and a secret threatens to end the world, in the new rip-roaring Oregon Files novel, from THE Adventure King himself, Clive Cussler.
Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon are about to sail into a perfect storm of danger. Their mission? To stop a new world war . . .
Hired to search for a collection of paintings worth half a billion dollars, Juan Cabrillo soon finds himself in much deeper waters when he discovers the vicious leader of a Filipino insurgency is using the paintings they seek to finance his attacks.
Far worse, Salvadore Locsin has stumbled upon a deadly secret of World War II: a serum designed to create an army of super-warriors.
With Locsin's plan threatening to engulf Asia in war, Oregon's crew must take on the rebel commander, a South African mercenary intent on taking the drug for himself, a swarm of torpedo drones targeting the US Navy, and a gathering megastorm.
For Juan and his elite team, failure is not an option. An apocalyptic world war is on the horizon, and only they can stand in its way.
Typhoon Fury is a masterful suspense novel, full of the adventure, break-neck pace and danger that make Clive Cussler an unbeatable storyteller.
Veteran actor Brick's dramatic rendition of book 12 in Cussler's Oregon Files series enhances the nonstop action on board Capt. Juan Cabrillo's camouflaged vessel, the Oregon. The book, which opens in the battle of Corregidor in 1945, features a double dose of villains the sadistic Filipino Communist leader Salvador Locsin and his foe, sociopathic South American mercenary Gerhard Brekker each with his own horde of homicidal minions. Both Locsin and Brekker are searching for the long-secret formula for typhoon, a steroid concoction that turns humans into superbeings, albeit with horrific withdrawals. They want to use the drug, whereas Cabrillo wants to destroy it. Actor Brick uses his natural speech for Cabrillo and company, adds a touch of Tagalog to Locsin's threats, and employs a snarling if undetermined accent for Brekker's ripostes. Both female leads are effectively represented in his performance ex-Interpol art historian Beth Anders, searching for a half-billion dollars' worth of stolen paintings, sounds eager and vulnerable, while her bodyguard, Raven Malloy, is impressively confident and tough. Brick's best moments are during the novel's slam-bang final confrontation, with the villains battling Cabrillo and each other and the Oregon suffering severe damage while a genuine typhoon rages. This rollicking audiobook will leave listeners bracing for more. A Putnam hardcover. \n