Series: The Oregon Files #10
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Date Published: May 26th 2015
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thrillers
Description: Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon return in the extraordinary new novel 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 Oregon on a race against time to stop an attack that could lead to one man ruling over the largest empire the world has ever known.
Juan Cabrillo and his merry band of cohorts are up to their usual business of saving the world with no one the wiser, just the way they like it. No, this book isn’t about piranha fish. It’s about piranha drones. Cabrillo is the Chairman of the “Corporation”. The members of the Corporation travel the oceans on a derelict steam tramp, a clever ruse for a very high-tech modern ship, solving crimes, rescuing people, and fighting the bad guys that our government can not.
Yes, this is book ten. No, you don’t need to read the others in the series to read this one. But it couldn’t hurt. In this episode, we have Cabrillo and the gang dealing with a megalomaniac with a super-spy computer. And let’s just leave it at the fact that it is very difficult to carry out any sort of mission when the bad guy already knows what that mission is going to be.
I’ve been reading Clive Cussler books since I was a teenager. (And no, I’m not going to bother with the details of how long ago THAT was.) I started with the Dirk Pitt series. I’ve moved on to The Oregon Files series after the Dirk Pitt series jumped a very large shark and just became too implausible for me to read. I went with the Oregon Files because I really liked Jack Du Brul, the co-author of 7 of the other 9 books in the series. I admit that I really have no idea how the whole co-author situation works. And now, the Oregon Files books have a new co-author, Boyd Morrison. Mr. Morrison has his own series of books, none that I’ve read, but might now check out. Tyler Locke (the main character) even managed to make an appearance in Piranha.
I was pretty excited to pick this book up. Mostly because it had NO HINTS of romance. None. Nada. And I really need a break from the romance novels. Overall, I enjoyed this book. The thought of a bad guy with a super spy computer kind of freaks me out. And I’m glad that the Corporation was on the case. I like the action and problem-solving by the characters. And I like the growing involvement of the other members of the Corporation in the action. If you are looking for some action and adventure in your next read, try out Piranha. Or any of the other Oregon Files books.