Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon find themselves exposed when a brilliant scientist blows their cover in the #1 New York Times–bestselling series by the grand master of adventure.
In 1902, the volcano Mt. Pelée erupts on the island of Martinique, wiping out an entire city of thirty thousand—and sinking a ship carrying a German scientist on the verge of an astonishing breakthrough. More than a century later, Juan Cabrillo will have to deal with that scientist’s legacy.
During a covert operation, Cabrillo and the crew meticulously fake the sinking of the Oregon—but when an unknown adversary tracks them down despite their planning and attempts to assassinate them, Cabrillo and his team struggle to fight back against an enemy who seems to be able to anticipate their every move. They discover that a traitorous American weapons designer has completed the German scientist’s work, and now wields extraordinary power, sending the Oregonon a race against time to stop an attack that could lead to one man ruling over the largest empire the world has ever known.
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.
Great to have Juan Cabrillo back!
I'll miss du Brul but this is just as worthy.
Great book! Read them in order ;)
The longer you read the dumber it gets. Had to stop. Couldn’t take one dumb coincidence after another.