THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon sail into a perfect storm of danger when they try to stop a new world war in this thrilling novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling grand master of adventure.
Hired to search for a collection of paintings worth half a billion dollars, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon soon find themselves in much deeper waters. The vicious leader of a Filipino insurgency is not only using them to finance his attacks, he has stumbled upon one of the most lethal secrets of World War II: a Japanese-developed drug, designed, but never used, to turn soldiers into super-warriors. To stop him, the Oregon must not only take on the rebel commander, but a South African mercenary intent on getting his own hands on the drug, a massive swarm of torpedo drones targeting the U.S. Navy, an approaching megastorm, and, just possibly, a war that could envelop the entire Asian continent.
“Cussler and Morrison take readers to the edge, at a pace so fast, you may find yourself needing oxygen.”—Suspense Magazine
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.
Clive Cussler work in review.
Any attempt at writing a review of any of Clive Cussler's books would be waste of time and paper if they are more than one word. Perfect.
Excellent action adventure story
Clive Cussler and friends do another exciting story. There is lots of action with the Oregon performing at it’s best. The chairman and crew are excellent. I highly recommend this book and series.
I’ve read every Oregon and NUMA book that has been writing and can’t express my pleasure enough when reading them. My only disappointment is when I know I’m getting to the end. I do hope there are plenty more to come.