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Corsair

by Clive Cussler, Jack Du Brul

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Series: Oregon Files (6)

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Corsair is the sixth book in the Oregon Files series by Clive Cussler and Jack DuBrul. The Oregon Files follows the adventures of the Oregon, a seemingly dilapidated ship packed with sophisticated equipment and a wide array of weaponry, which is crewed by the best and brightest – all overseen by Juan Cabrillo, an ex-CIA officer with a flair for the dramatic.

The US Secretary of State’s plane has crashed on the way to a peace summit in Libya. It is initially assumed that she has died in the crash but there are indications that she may still be alive. The CIA hires Juan Cabrillo and his crew for an “off book” mission to locate and retrieve the Secretary.

This was not the strongest book in the series but it was an enjoyable read and delivered the usual mix of adventure, scheming and derring-do. I will definitely be continuing with the series, following The Oregon on its many adventures.

3.75 Stars ( )
  bhabeck | May 12, 2017 |
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When a plane carrying the U.S. secretary of state, en route to a Middle East peace conference, disappears over Libya, the techno-wizards aboard the supership Oregon try to track it down and recover any survivors. Juan Cabrillo and his crew discover a terrorist presence that reaches to the highest levels of the Libyan government.

There was a lot of well-written exciting action and adventure in this story as well as likable characters. I would’ve like a bit more character development and storyline and a bit less action. At times, believability was stretched too far for me. Overall though, it was a fun read. ( )
  gaylebutz | Apr 23, 2017 |
Corsairs are pirates, and pirates come in many different varieties. There are the pirates who fought off the Barbary Coast in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the contemporary pirates who infest the waters of Africa and Asia, and the pirates...who look like something else.

I liked learning about the history of the pirates in the 18th and 19th century and about Lafayette and the early explorers, Captain William Baimbrige, Captain Stephen Decatur and Admiral Charles Stewart. I thought all the characters were pretty interesting and I liked the role Linda Ross had in fighting Assad's men. The action and adventure scenes were very entertaining but the technical information was a bit much for me. I wish there were more dialogue between the characters during the adventure scenes as I believe that would make it much more enjoyable. I found the plot a little weaker from the past books but I still found the book a fascinating read. I would highly recommend Clive Cussler's book to those who like adventure reads. ( )
  EadieB | Apr 23, 2017 |
Heb dit boek als gesproken boek 'gelezen', en misschien dat daardoor wat van de spanning verdween, maar dit boek is voor mij een van de mindere uit de Dossier Oregon series.

Het boek begint veelbelovend, met een zeeslag tussen Barbarijse zeerovers en twee Amerikaanse oorlogsschepen op jacht om de zeeën van dit ongedierte te ontdoen. Het is de achtergrond van een mysterie dat zijn weerslag heeft op de huidige strijd tegen de terroristen. De Oregon doet zich voor als een prijs voor de hedendaagse piraten, terroristen die gebruik maken van de opbrengst van deze schepen om hun activiteiten te financieren. Er gaat veel verkeerd en eindigt met een zeeslag tussen de Oregon en een marineschip.

Helaas zakt hierna het verhaal drastisch in, en lijkt het meer op een krachtmeting tussen de Amerikaanse goede en de overige (slechte) mensen. ( )
  EdwinKort | Mar 23, 2017 |
Typical Cussler - a historical prologue followed by fast action with that never lets up - a fun read all around. It is interesting to see how he is being affected by his coauthors and his own writings as his catalog grows larger - this is the first time I can remember him overtly referencing a plot point from one of his co-authors - and it is nice to see a different take on a train chase so soon after "The Chase". All in all, except for the final two pages which felt tacked on and really could have been fleshed out into an entire subplot (or stand alone story), the book is everything you could want in an action novel. ( )
  bensdad00 | Jan 10, 2017 |
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For five novels, Clive Cussler has brought readers into the world of the Oregon, a seemingly dilapidated ship packed with sophisticated equipment, and captained by the rakish, one-legged Juan Cabrillo. And now the Oregon and its crew face their biggest challenge yet.

Corsairs are pirates, and pirates come in many different varieties. There are the pirates who fought off the Barbary Coast in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth 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, hire 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 two- hundred- 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.

“Readers will burn up the pages following the blazing action and daring exploits of these men and women and their amazing machines,” writes Publishers Weekly of the Oregon Files series. And they’ll do it once again, with Corsair.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:24:41 -0400)

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When the U.S. secretary of state's plane crashes while bringing her to a summit meeting in Libya, the CIA, distrusting the Libyans, hire Juan Cabrillo to search for her--in a manhunt that pits him against Islamic terrorists and a search for answers regarding a centuries-old Islamic manuscript.… (more)

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