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The Silent Sea by Clive Cussler
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On December 7, 1941, five brothers exploring a shaft on a small island off the coast of Washington state make an exciting discovery, only to be interrupted by news of Pearl Harbor. In the present, Cabrillo, chasing the remnants of a crashed satellite in the Argentine jungle, makes a shocking discovery of his own. His search to untangle the mystery leads him first to that small island and its secret, and then much further back, to an ancient Chinese expedition, and a curse that seems to have survived for over five hundred years. If Cabrillo’s team is successful in its quest, the reward could be incalculable. If not...the only reward is death.

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Lots of action...at times a little too much. Cussler's novels always begin with a scene straight from a history book that has significant ramifications and often dire consequences, relating to the present day...although at first it may not seem to have any connection. The Silent Sea like all 6 of it's predecessors... is a thoroughly enjoyable tale told with a great deal of imagination that Clive Cusssler seems so adapt at. Anyone that goes for history...adventure...thrillers with non-stop action... and characters that you will quickly come to love and respect will find that The Oregon Files series fits your expectations. ( )
  Carol420 | Aug 8, 2017 |
On December 7, 1941, five brothers exploring a shaft on a small island off the coast of Washington state make an exciting discovery, only to be interrupted by news of Pearl Harbor. In the present, Cabrillo, chasing the remnants of a crashed satellite in the Argentine jungle, makes a shocking discovery of his own. His search to untangle the mystery leads him first to that small island and its secret, and then much further back, to an ancient Chinese expedition, and a curse that seems to have survived for over five hundred years. If Cabrillo's team is successful in its quest, the reward could be incalculable. If not...the only reward is death.

The Silent Sea continues the great tradition of Clive Cussler's fast-paced action reads. I love his characters as they all feel like real people. They have all become like friends to me and have a lot to do with me continuing to read the Oregon Files. Although some of the technical stuff is hard for me to follow, the humor and adventure is worth the read. There is always great geography and history lessons in every one of his novels. This one goes from Argentina to Washington State to Antarctica. I look forward to reading the next installment of the Oregon Files and highly recommend these books to those who love adventure. ( )
  EadieB | Aug 5, 2017 |
As with all Cusslers, you know what your getting and its always good. I tore through this in a single day. ( )
  bensdad00 | Jan 10, 2017 |
A family of boys explores an old well, trying to find a buried treasure possibly related to an ancient Chinese treasure ship named the Silent sea. While exploring, one of the brothers is killed. The guilt haunts the remaining brothers, so they enlist and fight in WWII. Years later, Juan Cabrillo and his Oregon crew find the wreck of an old dirigible in the wilds of Argentina, while retrieving parts of a downed satellite. Argentina is in a precarious state having just recently had a military coup. Juan decides to find the family of the dirigible fatalities, to let them know what had happened to their loved ones. In the process, Juan takes on the hunt for that old Chinese ship, and runs into an Argentinian plan to annex a section of Antarctica. In a tangled twisted adventure which takes the Oregon to 3 continents, Juan once again is forced to take action to save the world from a huge calamity, which the US government is powerless to even take a part in.

Once again, this was a slow starting book. It took nearly 100 pages to set up the story. However, once Juan and his crew get the scent of the hunt, the book rockets along. A bit more of Juan's altruistic character becomes more evident. On to the next in this series! ( )
  Raspberrymocha | Oct 17, 2016 |
His characters feel like real people. They come alive on the pages and suck you right into the story. If you have ever read and enjoyed a Cussler Oregon File book, you will find it impossible to put this one down. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
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Cabrillo, chasing the remnants of a crashed satellite in the Argentine jungle, stumbles upon a shocking revelation that leads him in search of an ancient Chinese expedition--and a curse that seems to have survived for more than five hundred years.

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