Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon have undergone many hair-raising adventures before - but never one quite like this.Jungles come in many forms. There are the steamy rain forests of the Burmese highlands. There are the lies and betrayals of the world of covert operations. And there are the dark and twisted thoughts of a man bent on near-global domination. To pull off their latest mission, Cabrillo and his remarkable men and women must survive them all.
A devastating new weapon unleashed in 13th-century China... a daring rescue in the snowbound mountains along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border... a woman gone missing in the jungles of northern Thailand and Myanmar... for Cabrillo and company, all of these events will come together - leading to the greatest threat against US security that the country has ever known.
©2011 Clive Cussler; Jack Du Brul (P)2011 Penguin Books Ltd
"Clive Cussler is hard to beat." (Daily Mail)
"Delivers what it promises." (Financial Times)
This is the 5th of the Oregon Files books with Juan Cabrillo and his crew on the Oregon. It's jammed packed with adventure, intregue and betrayal. Set in the rainforest of Burma then to the jungles of northern Thailand and Myanmar. The stroy has you rivitted as with Juan nothing is ever easy and the fight scenes are great. I loved the ending and wonder what the next storyline will be with Juan having someone watching his every move in cyberspace. I really like Jason Culp as the narrrator he puts so much into the characters he is portraying fantastic to listen to.
It's an action-novel. As though the author have seen Die Hard too many times. If you like that, then that's fine.
It actually tries to be a crime-thriller though, sucking you in by hiding information and make you wondering what's going on - just like Dan Brown is so good at. And Clive Cussler does this well in the first one-third of the novel. After that it becomes a bit predictable, full of cliches etc.
Be aware, its a very American novel. And very post-9/11. I'm European and study International Relations, and there are some things in this book that are just waaaay off.
But still, it's enjoyable. Good narration. It's easy, like watching a block buster. But not something to remember.
Fast paced action adventure.
Great story, excellent narrator. A tale of high adventure and loads of action.
Great story, good performance and easy listening while on the M2 carpark each day
When the computer rang the Chairman at the end
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