Corsairs are pirates, and pirates come in many different varieties. There are the pirates who fought off the Barbary Coast in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the contemporary pirates who infest the waters of Africa and Asia, and the pirates...who look like something else.
When the U.S. secretary of state's plane crashes while bringing her to a summit meeting in Libya, the CIA, distrusting the Libyans, hires Juan Cabrillo to search for her, and their misgivings are well founded. The crew locates the plane, but the secretary of state has vanished. It turns out Libya's new foreign minister has other plans for the conference, plans that Cabrillo cannot let happen.
But what does it all have to do with a 200-year-old naval battle and the centuries-old Islamic scrolls that the Libyans seem so determined to find? The answers will lead him full circle into history, and into another pitched battle on the sea, this time against Islamic terrorists, and with the fate of nations resting on its outcome.
Take another thrilling voyage with the Oregon Files.
©2009 Clive Cussler; (P)2009 Penguin
This is a really action packed book. I really enjoy Cussler but at some points this was a bit much. Juan did some things that make James Bond look like an amateur. All that being said, if you like Cussler's style and the Oregon Files series, you'll love this. If you haven't read any of the series but like action/espionage you won't be disappointed.
This was one of the best Clive Cussler books I have read with great relationship of current events and past history. The patriotic and "do the right thing" approach to events allowed my total buy-in and made me feel involved in the adventure.
Nor take off the headphones. From the very moment they start I'm hooked. I like Scott Bricks voice. I like the story's the suspense, heroics, humor, and grit.
This was one of the best reads/listen that I have experienced. The characters are well placed in each of the different scenarios and of course the principal character always comes through in a clutch. Great read/listen.
full of twists and turns, what you would expect from Cusler. Oregon FIles are my favorite series, and he never fails to amaze me with his surprise endings. To bad hollywood hasnt caught on yet, what a series of movies these would make.
Normally I will listen to an entire book, even if it's boring. However, I couldn't finish this book. I suppose I'm tired of these military type characters who are awesome, the best of the best of the best of the best and are happy to let you into their thoughts where they let you know they are the best of the best of the best. They can wipe out an entire army with Swiss army knife and burlap sack...
I tried to suffer through but gave after another description of awesomeness
If you a fan of Cussler you won't be disappointed and if you're new to his works you'll enjoy his tale of good versus evil in his usual swashbuckling style. Nothing deep here but a fun read.
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