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Clive Cussler returns with a new novel in his New York Times best-selling Oregon Files, as Captain Juan Cabrillo and the motley crew of his high-tech spy ship take on their most extraordinary - and lethal - mission yet.

Captain Juan Cabrillo finds a derelict cruise ship full of hundreds of corpses - the victims of the Responsivists, a group attempting to control the world's population by means of a deadly virus.

Take another thrilling voyage with the Oregon Files.
©2008 Clive Cussler; (P)2008 Penguin

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  • Jean
  • Santa Cruz, CA, United States
  • 10-18-12

Action packed suspense

Cussler books are usually a good get away from it all book. Most books start off with an item of ancient history then into the modern world with the discovery of the item etc. This one was a bit different. But as with all Cussler books the Oregon crew no sooner got out of one problem then into another one. The action, the impossible escapes are all the fun of the book and toss in a bit of humor and you have a good break in your day. One thing always come through in Cussler's books, education and knowledge is important, all his people have exceptional intelligence and skills. In this book Captain Juan Cabrillo of the Oregon find a cruise ship with all the passengers and crew dead. It is a virus like the Ebola virus and was murder. The crew of the Oregon hunt down the Responsivists who are responsible and about ready to loss a modification of the virus on half the population of the earth to make them sterile. How they solve the problem--read the book.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • KT
  • ELIZABETHTOWN, KY, United States
  • 01-24-13

Another plus for the Oregon Files

If you could sum up Plague Ship in three words, what would they be?

Excellent, Gripping, Entertaining

Who was your favorite character and why?

Kovach, he was the consumate villain. Could picture him in my mind.

Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

Juan Cabrillo and Max Hanley, as Scott portrayed them well.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Action packed, could make it a movie?

Any additional comments?

Recommend this read.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Almost started cheering for the Bad Guy, almost.

Yet another excellent Cussler book. As much as i love Juan and the crew of the Oregon, i almost found myself cheering for the bad guys, But in the end Juan triumphs and i suppose its for the best.

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  • Dan
  • El Paso, TX, United States
  • 07-22-10

Excellent Action Thriller

I definitely will buy more tickets to board the Oregon.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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It was interesting.

Overall it was an interesting book. The story kept me interested. I'm glad I bought the book but I have other authors I'd go to first.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Nancy
  • Wylie TX, United States
  • 08-28-10


A great thriller, gets you right from the start and doesn't let go... I couldn't get enough!!

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  • Jeremy
  • Colorado Springs, CO, United States
  • 04-25-11

Action Flick #3123

If you're a huge Clive Cussler fan, just ignore this and continue on, because this is aimed at listeners, like myself, who have never read or listened to a Cussler book before.

Take the last 5 action/adventure movies you've watched, mash them together, and you've got this book. Bad dialogue? Check. Former Eastern European Soldier turned villain? Check. Near misses, perfect acrobatics and heroes who can't feel pain? Oh yeah. Impossibly strong, intelligent and handsome leading men with ruthlessly smart, beautiful and coy women? Puh-leeze.

Sure, there's goofy fun in listening to the book - I actually finished it, as opposed to some others, but I definitely feel like I could have spent that time listening to something better, and not so... generic.

My favorite line? Has to be the "Millions of lives hang in the balance. I know that sounds like a bad line from a spy film, but.."

When your characters call you out on your dialogue, you know something's wrong. Just sayin'.

9 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • Woody
  • APO, AE, United States
  • 03-11-13

Great Book, Sad Book

There are so many things one could say about Plague Ship: great story, great narration, great use of historical information. But, more than anything, I found it to be a sad story. Man's attempt to alter mankind's behavior by forcing change is just that ... sad. Good news, though, the good guys win.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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I am a huge cussler fan but somehow this book slipped through my fingers when it came out. With not much good out currently I went hunting and to my JOY found this book. And what a Great Book it is. A great story . A must read for any cussler lover

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  • Montanan
  • Crossville, TN, United States
  • 07-14-11

Should be under Fantasy, not Mystery

Too many close calls with totally unrealistic escapes. More like a comic book than anything else.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful