An action-packed Oregon Files adventure featuring Juan Cabrillo.
'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail
May 1902: a volcano erupts on the French island of Martinique with devastating force. But the local population are not its only victims. Also destroyed is a ship carrying a German scientist on the verge of an astonishing breakthrough. More than a century later, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon are about to confront that scientist's terrifying legacy.
Cabrillo and his crew are forced to meticulously fake the sinking of the Oregon during a covert operation. But when an unknown adversary tracks them down despite their best-laid plans, Cabrillo and his team struggle to fight back against this would-be assassin who seems able to anticipate their every move.
Meanwhile it appears that a traitorous American weapons designer has completed the long dead German's work, and now wields an extraordinary power. This discovery forces the Oregon out of the shadows to prevent an attack that would lead the largest one man empire the world has ever known . . .
Displaying all the shotgun pace and breathtaking plotting that are Clive Cussler's hallmarks, Piranha is a inspired new thriller from the World's No. 1 Adventure Writer.
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'The Adventure King' Sunday Express
'Delivers what it promises' Financial Times
Bestseller Cussler scores a direct hit in the 10th Oregon Files novel (after 2013's Mirage), coauthored with Morrison (The Ark). Juan Cabrillo, the captain of the Oregon, a tramp steamer that hides beneath its patina of rust a state-of-the-art battleship bristling with high-tech surface and undersea weaponry, must contend with mad scientific genius Lawrence Kensit, who's determined to take over the world. The most immediate threat comes from Adm. Dayana Ruiz, the "top-ranking woman in the Venezuelan military," who's trying to take out Juan and the Oregon so she can implement one of Kensit's plots, shooting down the American vice president's plane. But this is a Cussler thriller, so action scenarios take second place to a blockbuster concept, in this case giant glowing green crystals in a secret cave that power a "neutrino telescope" capable of seeing anything, anywhere on the planet. Series fans will have a lot of fun.