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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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This is the 5th book of the series. I liked the others better but still gave this one 4 stars. Sometimes this series gets into too much technical details of which I have trouble following so it tends to get boring for me. Otherwise these books have lots of action and are very entertaining. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series and highly recommend this series to those who love adventure stories. ( )
  EadieB | Jan 16, 2017 |
This was an enjoyable book in the Oregon Files Series, but there were one or two places in the book where you had to suspend belief! They have certainly pulled together an interesting group of characters, and I think this is one of the biggest plot structures that has been pulled together in this series. It was good to get to know some of the lesser known characters in this book. I look forward to continuing this series. ( )
  Andrew-theQM | Jan 15, 2017 |
[Plague Ship] by Clive Cussler & Jack DuBrul
Oregon File series Book #5
4 Stars

From The Book:
Captained by the rakish, one-legged Juan Cabrillo and manned by a crew of former military and spy personnel, the Oregon is a private enterprise, available for any government agency that can afford it. They've 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, 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.

My Thoughts:
Clive Cussler really hit on something when he created Juan Carbrillo and his Oregon crew. They are mercenaries with a conscience and an overwhelming sense of right and wrong. They incapacitate their enemies most of time instead of outright killing them.

I have been a huge fan of this series from the very first book and hope that Cussler and his writing team find enough material to long continue the adventures. This book gives readers an insight into some of the characters that make up the team but often have more of a back seat. As almost all of Clive Cussler's books begin with a look at a historical event...this one is no exception. Readers are presented with a possible discovery of the Ark and from there we are left to wonder how it will fit into the storyline...but it always does.

I highly recommend this series...and for that matter all his others...to any one that loves adventure and intrigue taken to the highest levels. ( )
  Carol420 | Jan 12, 2017 |
The fifth book in the Oregon Files series finds Captain Juan Cabrillo and his high tech crew boarding a cruise ship called the Golden Dawn. Their reconnaissance has indicated the entire crew and all the passenger, except one, have been killed by some sort of hemorrhagic virus. The ship had been leased by a group known as the Responsivists. This group publicly promotes population control and they are secretly planning to use a virus to kill and sterilize most of the population. The crew of the Oregon need to piece together all the information they can before the virus is released on the rest of the world.

For readers not familiar with the Oregon, it's a high tech, state of the art ship, disguised as a rusty old trawler. It's captained by Juan Cabrillo, chairman of the Corporation, a group of freelance operatives who take on undercover jobs for a number of US agencies, as well as private clients.

This is an action packed novel that also incorporates a lot of detailed information about ships and weapons. It's not necessarily great literature but it does keep you interested, especially if you have read any of the other books in the series. These books can easily be read as standalone, because the authors always provide a lot of backstory during the book. I'm looking forward to continuing this series with the next book, Corsair. ( )
  Olivermagnus | Jan 12, 2017 |
A young German survives the crash of his Nazi recconaissance plane on a glacier in Norway, 1943. Forward to current day and crew of the Oregon discover a cruise ship derilect in the ocean, all aboard are dead, except one young woman in the infirmary. Jain Cabrillo and his crew set out to find out what happened, when Max, Juan's trusted friend and part of the elite Oregon crew, gets a desperate call that his son has run off with a cult-like group called the Responsivists. This group's goal is to stop the overpopulation of the earth. Max heads to his son's rescue, as Juan begins to uncover what killed all the people aboard the cruise ship. I found the beginning of the book a trifle slow, but in true Cussler form, once the action began, it didn't slow down. I am beginning to enjoy the character of Juan Cabrillo. I had mixed feelings about him in the first couple books of this series. Juan is a mercenary, but he's a man of strong convictions. He found he could do more for the good of mankind if he operated unhindered by the laws and rules of specific governments. I am becoming more fascinated by the technology found in his ship the Oregon. I often wonder how much of the technology actually exists and how much is from the fertile mind of Cussler. All in all, another good one from my favorite author. ( )
  Raspberrymocha | Aug 1, 2016 |
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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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