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Plague Ship (The Oregon Files) (original 2008; edition 2008)

by Clive Cussler, Jack Du Brul

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Title:Plague Ship (The Oregon Files)
Authors:Clive Cussler
Other authors:Jack Du Brul
Info:Putnam Adult (2008), Edition: 1ST, Hardcover, 528 pages
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Rating:*****
Tags:Clive Cussler, Jack Du Brul, Oregon Files, Fiction, Hardcover, Action

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My first Cussler (and DuBrul for that matter) book. I enjoyed it. It felt like an action movie put into a book. If you can't suspend disbelief on stories like this, then you need to be reading something else. Pure fun. ( )
  DCavin | Jun 18, 2014 |
For four novels, Clive Cussler has charted the exploits of the *Oregon*, a covert ship completely dilapidated on the outside but, on the inside, packed with sophisticated weaponry and intelligence-gathering equipment. Captained by the rakish, one-legged Juan Cabrillo and manned by a crew of former military and spy personnel, it is a private enterprise, available for any government agency that can afford it—and now Cussler sends the *Oregon* on its most extraordinary mission yet.

The crew has just completed a top secret mission against Iran in the Persian Gulf, when they come across a cruise ship adrift in the sea. Hundreds of bodies litter its deck, and as Cabrillo tries to determine what happened, explosions rack the length of the ship. Barely able to escape with his own life and that of the liner's sole survivor, Cabrillo finds himself plunged into a mystery as intricate—and as perilous—as any he has ever known, and pitted against a cult with monstrously lethal plans for the human race...plans he may already be too late to stop.
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
In this adventure, the crew of the Oregon stumble upon an ancient mystery. Why did the crew of this old ship perish?
This book, like all of Cussler's works, was well written. It keeps the reader wanting more. I was sad when it was over. ( )
  princesserin | Apr 7, 2012 |
“Plague Ship” is the second Clive Cussler Oregon Files book I’ve listened to (“The Jungle” being the first). As this one was written prior to “The Jungle” some of the suspense of who might live was immediately removed.

I thought “Plague Ship” was quite good and had some nice twists. But many of the scenes seemed to take a rather long time to develop, so the entire story dragged a bit too long. But I like the characters and action sequences overall.

“Plague Ship” is about an organization of folks who worry about over population so the top tier leaders decide to do something about it. Of course, it’s up to Juan Cabrillo and his mates to keep this from happening.

If 75 pages or so were cut, I think the story would move along at a much faster pace. But still, it’s better than most novels and I will continue to check out other Cussler works. ( )
  Jarratt | Mar 21, 2012 |
Fast -- not terribly well-written
  bobp0303 | Aug 15, 2011 |
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Arguably the greatest transfer of wealth in human history occured when the Plague swept through Europe and killed a third of its population. Lands were consolidated, allowing for a greater standard of living, not only for the owners but also for those who worked them. This event was the single greatest contribution to the Renaissance and gave rise to Europe's eventual domination of the world. -- We're Breeding Ourselves to Death: How Overpopulation Will Destroy Civilization by Dr. Lydell Cooper, Raptor Press, 1977
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A pale hunter's moon hung above the horozon so that its light threw dazzling reflections off the frigid ocean.
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(from the book jacket) The crew has just completed a top secret mission against Iran in the Persian Gulf when they come across a cruise ship adrift at sea. Hundreds of bodies litter its deck, and, ad Cabrillo tries to determine what happened, explosions rack the length of the ship. Barely able to escape with his own life and that of the liner's sole survivor, Cabrillo finds himself plunged into a mystery as intricate - and as perilous - as any he has ever known and pitted against a cult with monstrously lethal plans for the human race ... plans he may already by too late to stop.
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The crew of the Oregon has just completed a top secret mission against Iran in the Persian Gulf, when they come across a cruise ship adrift in the sea. Hundreds of bodies litter its deck, and as ship captain Cabrillo tries to determine what happened, explosions rack the length of the ship. Barely able to escape with his own life and that of the liner's sole survivor, Cabrillo finds himself plunged into a mystery as intricate--and as perilous--as any he has ever known, and pitted against a cult with monstrously lethal plans for the human race . . . plans he may already be too late to stop.--From publisher description.… (more)

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