Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon must track down a nuclear torpedo before it unleashes World War III in this electrifying installment of the #1 New York Times bestselling series.
When Juan Cabrillo fails to capture the leader of Mexico’s most dangerous drug cartel and loses an Oregon crew member in the process, he’s determined to get revenge. Little does he know that the explosion he just narrowly escaped was merely the latest flash of violence from a machine of war that has existed for decades, dating from the bloodiest episode in Armenia’s history.
Cabrillo’s Corporation of mercenaries may have finally met its match in The Pipeline—a criminal syndicate passed down from father to son across generations. A group that sits with its finger on the trigger of a torpedo so deadly it could level entire cities. With millions of innocent civilians hanging in the balance, the Oregon’s crew must unravel a tangle of drug-smuggling routes and international conspiracies spanning from the Aegean Sea to the Indian Ocean, putting their lives on the line to find the weapon before its countdown hits zero.
In this busy contribution to bestseller Cussler's Oregon Files franchise from Maden (the Tony Pearce novels), Juan Cabrillo and the other series regulars from the state-of-the-art warship Oregon take on a host of bad guys and their organizations—in particular, the politicians and criminals of the Gray Wolves, an ultranationalist Turkish group. The Gray Wolves launch a Russian torpedo with a 100-megaton nuclear warhead in the vicinity of Istanbul during a summit between the American and Turkish presidents. The plan calls for killing both presidents and millions more in the resulting tidal wave, after which they figure Turkey will declare war on Russia, causing NATO to intervene and launch WWIII. If that sounds like too much to keep track of, it is, but a multitude of plotlines means plenty of action, and readers will hold their collective breath as Juan and crew rely on their guts, wits, and plenty of cool weaponry to battle their many foes. After what seems like the ending, a series of twists keeps the book racing ahead. Cussler fans won't be disappointed.
An exciting read! I love the patriotism, courage and moral center that these men portray! Thank you
So nice to read an action thriller without any profanity. Wish other authors would do it.
Not impressed at all
I am an avid Clive Cussler fan,but I am utterly disappointed in certain information included in this book. There is misinformation spread about the Armenians, Azeri Turks and Turks from Turkiye. I expected him to do better. Having read all of his published books, I could not help but voice my disdain.