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Skeleton Coast (The Oregon Files) (edition 2012)

by Clive Cussler, Jack Du Brul

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Title:Skeleton Coast (The Oregon Files)
Authors:Clive Cussler
Other authors:Jack Du Brul
Info:Berkley (2012), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback, 544 pages
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Like many of Cussler's books this started slowly as plot and characters were developed, but after that it was great. Lots of action and pure escapism. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 23, 2016 |
Like many of Cussler's books this started slowly as plot and characters were developed, but after that it was great. Lots of action and pure escapism. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 23, 2016 |
Another audio book, another reader and a different style of presentation. However, as with most of Clive Cussler’s books this was also a great adventure. Beautiful women, savages and murder along with bags full of diamonds. What more could one ask for. Of course – an environmental terrorist. Well worth the read. ( )
  DCarlin | Jan 23, 2016 |
Like many of Cussler's books this started slowly as plot and characters were developed, but after that it was great. Lots of action and pure escapism. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 23, 2016 |
The storytelling is severely hampered by the silly political sermonizing of the author. I'm sure great propagandists from Stalin or Hitler would be proud of how the author has taken a group of "good guys", and created fiction that turns them into villains.

The essence of the story is that Cabrillo and crew must save the world from eco-terrorists. The author then proceeds to look for every opportunity to deliver a sermon about the evils of all the conservationists and environmentalists in the world, lumping them all together as crazy hippies who just don't understand how the world works, and creating a world where they're among the most evil forces we face.

I'm a hunter and fisherman. I spend a great deal of time outdoors. I consider myself a conservationist, and at times perhaps an environmentalist. I found the book deeply offensive to any shred of common sense or sensibility, and kept wondering whether the author was on the payroll for Big Oil in general, or perhaps for BP or Exxon.

I've read an awful lot of stuff from the Cussler stable, and I find this particular author from his stable to be a bit irritating in his tendency to try and be a propagandist for his political views. This book takes that beyond irritating and well into the world of offensive. I won't be buying any more from this series, and it's certainly turned me off to anything else from the stable for quite a while. ( )
  bicyclewriter | Jan 8, 2016 |
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Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the covert combat ship Oregon have barely escaped a mission on the Congo River when they intercept a mayday from a defenseless boat under fire off the African coast. Cabrillo takes action, saving the beautiful Sloane Macintyre - who's looking for a long-submerged ship that may hold a fortune in diamonds. But what surprises Cabrillo is her story about a crazy fisherman who claims to have been attacked on the open sea by giant metal snakes in the same area.

What begins as a snake hunt leads Cabrillo onto the trail of a far more lethal quarry - a deranged militant and his followers who plan to unleash the devastating power of nature itself against all who oppose them.

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"A priceless treasure under the sea. A merciless threat on the surface. Juan Cabrillo can handle them both."--BOOK JACKET.

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