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Clive Cussler

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"The ninth in the Juan Cabrillo series featuring some or all of the same principal characters who have comprised the crew of the Oregon"--

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Series
Oregon files adventures ; 9
Subjects
Genres
Suspense fiction
Published
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons [2013]
Language
English
Physical Description
xiii, 401 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN
9780399158087
0399158081
Main Author
Clive Cussler (-)
Other Authors
Jack B. Du Brul (-)
Review by Booklist Reviews

The latest Oregon Files adventure opens with Juan Cabrillo breaking into a Russian supermax prison to free a friend, the man who had helped outfit Cabrillo's ship, the Oregon, with its high-tech hardware. Shot during the escape, the man soon dies but not before uttering his cryptic last words, about an "eerie boat," the Aral Sea, and a name: Tesla. Cabrillo soon—one might say almost too slickly soon—finds the boat, a pleasure craft built in Pennsylvania for George Westinghouse, who had been a big booster of inventor Nikola Tesla's alternating current (AC) electrical system in the late nineteenth century. That pleasure boat vanished at sea in 1902. But what did a mysterious blue cloud have to do with the disappearance, and how did the boat turn up in the Aral Sea, 10,000 miles from where it vanished? And what does any of this have to do with a modern-day superweapon that could change the face of the world forever? The Oregon Files stories don't represent Cussler's finest work, but fans can depend on them to deliver action and adventure, if not full-bodied characters. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

Juan Cabrillo is back, trying to make sense of the Philadelphia Experiment. In that little 1943 escapade, a U.S. destroyer was deliberately sent into a misted-over field of electromagnetic radiation—and promptly vanished. But now evidence of the experiment has hauntingly returned, with possible nasty consequences for U.S. security. [Page 57]. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

Yes, Juan Cabrillo is back, and this time he must make sense of the Philadelphia Experiment. In that little 1943 escapade, a U.S. destroyer was deliberately sent into a misted-over field of electromagnetic radiation-and promptly vanished, never to be seen again. But now evidence of the experiment has hauntingly returned, with possible nasty consequences for U.S. security. Buy multiples. - "Fiction Previews, September 2012, Pt.2" LJ Reviews 3/15/2012 (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

Rumor says that a weapon out there somewhere can obliterate American aircraft carriers—just as U.S. Navy experiments with electromagnetic radiation reputedly obliterated a U.S. destroyer in 1943. Could the new weapon be linked to the work of Nikola Tesla, and what is Juan Cabrillo doing about it? Cussler launched his career 40 years ago with The Mediterranean Caper, which appears in hardcover this summer for the first time. [Page 76]. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

In this rousing ninth Oregon Files adventure (after 2011's The Jungle) from bestseller Cussler and Du Brul, series hero Juan Cabrillo's attempt to rescue old pal Yuri Borodin from a super-max Siberian prison goes bad. Yuri dies after uttering "Tesla," a reference to Nikola Tesla, the mysterious Serb who invented alternating-current electricity and who is alleged to have developed a number of secret weapons, including a death ray, an earthquake machine, and an invisibility field. Russian fleet admiral Pytor Kenin, "perhaps the second-most corrupt man on the planet," has formed a private army and is using Tesla's secret technology for nefarious purposes. A subplot involves an effort to secure a legendary shipping container with a billion dollars leftover from the second invasion of Iraq, but soon everyone is back to the main mission—trying to thwart Kenin. The conclusion is the usual Cussler nail-biter, though no one ever really expects Juan and his crew to come in second-best. Agent: Peter Lampack, Peter Lampack Agency. (Nov.) [Page ]. Copyright 2013 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"The ninth in the Juan Cabrillo series featuring some or all of the same principal characters who have comprised the crew of the Oregon"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

An investigation into a 1943 mission during which a U.S. destroyer vanished after it was deliberately sent into an obscured field of electromagnetic radiation finds Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon uncovering disturbing evidence of a dangerous super-weapon.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

When rumors of a formidable weapon soon to be auctioned are linked to the disappearance of a U.S. destroyer in 1943 and a great inventor who died the same year, Juan Cabrillo and his Oregon colleagues question official sources that have denied the destroyer's existence only to realize they may be too late to prevent a disaster. 600,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

The extraordinary new novel in the #1 New York Times?bestselling series from the grand master of adventure. In October 1943, a U.S. destroyer sailed out of Philadelphia and supposedly vanished, the result of a Navy experiment with electromagnetic radiation. The story was considered a hoax?but now Juan Cabrillo and his Oregon colleagues aren’t so sure. There is talk of a new weapon soon to be auctioned, something very dangerous to America’s interests, and the rumors link it to the great inventor Nikola Tesla, who was working with the Navy when he died in 1943. Was he responsible for the experiment? Are his notes in the hands of enemies? As Cabrillo races to find the truth, he discovers there is even more at stake than he could have imagined?but by the time he realizes it, he may already be too late.

Review by Publisher Summary 5

The extraordinary new novel in the #1 New York Times–bestselling series from the grand master of adventure.In October 1943, a U.S. destroyer sailed out of Philadelphia and supposedly vanished, the result of a Navy experiment with electromagnetic radiation. The story was considered a hoax—but now Juan Cabrillo and his Oregon colleagues aren’t so sure.There is talk of a new weapon soon to be auctioned, something very dangerous to America’s interests, and the rumors link it to the great inventor Nikola Tesla, who wasworking with the Navy when he died in 1943. Was he responsible for the experiment? Are his notes in the hands of enemies? As Cabrillo races to find the truth, he discovers there is even more at stake than he could have imagined—but by the time he realizes it, he may already be too late.