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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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The guy I read Tom Clancy Cussler is hard to beat Daily Mail

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The explosive *New York Times* bestselling Oregon Files series returns!

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.
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
This book was my introduction to the Oregon and its crew. It was refreshing to see a lead character who was an amputee. While the prosthesis allowed for some items that even 007 would envy, Cabrillo's loss of a leg does not seem to hinder him. The only drawback from this trade paperback edition were some editing errors; however, they should not discourage the reader from one heck of a good yarn. ( )
  Hedgepeth | Dec 27, 2010 |
Good book, but it dragged on for awhile. Listened to it and it had several twists and unpredictable turns that made it enjoyable. I think I'll listen to another from Cussler's Oregon series. ( )
  buffalogr | Nov 21, 2010 |
When it comes to exciting plots, Clive Cussler still delivers, but there is no doubt he has passed his sell-by date as a reliable author and should perhaps consider retiring and moving to Hollywood, where accuracy is irrelevant.

While African politics are flexible enough to fit into almost any scenario, the physical outline of the continent is pretty constant: we are expected to believe that thanks to a freak storm a ship that sank off the Skeleton Coast ended up 10 miles into the Namib Desert.

Even worse, Windhoek vanishes and Walvis Bay becomes the port for Swakopmund: inaccurate and unnecessary, which just about sums up the whole book. Imaginative and exciting yes, but too riddled with factual errors for the local market. ( )
  adpaton | Sep 10, 2008 |
it is by far one of the best books i have ever read. it is about a group of mercenaries who is all organized into a corparation. and they all operate from a ship. it looks like an extremely old and falling apart cargo ship. but the entire ship bristles with 30 caliber machine guns, 20 millimeter gatlingguns, and a state of the art prupolsion system. in this book they are hired to sell weapons to african militias to track and aprehend them.but they end up stopping a group of ecoterrosts, rescuing a famous scientist, and finding billions of dalloars worth of diamonds. ( )
  nm.fall07.a.dahlke | Mar 3, 2008 |
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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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