The Emperor's revenge

Clive Cussler

Book - 2016

"The new Oregon Files adventure from the #1 New York Times-bestselling grand master of adventure. Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon face their toughest challenge yet when a violent bank heist during the Monaco Grand Prix decimates the Corporation's accounts. To get the money back, Juan joins forces with an old friend from his days in the CIA so they can track down a rogue hacker and a ruthless former Ukrainian naval officer. It is only after the hunt begins that the enormity of ...the plan comes into focus: the bank theft is just the first step in a plot that will result in the deaths of millions and bring the world's economies to a standstill. The catalyst for the scheme? A stunning document stolen during Napoleon's disastrous invasion of Russia. But two hundred years later, it may be the thing that brings Europe to its knees"--

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Series
Cussler, Clive. Oregon files adventures.
Subjects
Genres
Suspense fiction
Published
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons [2016]
Edition
U.S. edition
Language
English
Physical Description
451 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN
9780399175961
0399175962
Main Author
Clive Cussler (author)
Other Authors
Boyd Morrison, 1967- (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

The latest Oregon Files thriller opens in the late 1820s, with a secret mission to rescue Napoleon Bonaparte from exile, using, of all things, a submarine. There's a shocking twist, and then we flash forward to the present day. A bank robbery during the Monaco Grand Prix has rendered the mysterious Corporation nearly penniless; its leader, Juan Cabrillo, hooks up with a former CIA colleague to find the culprits. Soon Cabrillo realizes that the robbery was merely the first step in an elaborate scheme to destroy the world's economic stability and that the key to stopping the villains lies deep in the past. The novels in the Oregon Files aren't known for their finesse. Here, as in other installments, the writing, the story, and the characters are all a bit over the top, with action taking a decided precedence over character nuance or subtle plotting. This is a popular series, though, and loyal fans, content with the formula, will find nothing to complain about. Newcomers, however, might wonder what the fuss is about. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Review by PW Annex Reviews

A high level of tolerance for implausibility is required to enjoy bestseller Cussler's high-octane 11th Oregon Files adventure (after 2015's Piranha), the second in the series to be coauthored by Morrison. Juan Cabrillo runs the Corporation, an off-the-books U.S. government intelligence operation, based on the Oregon, a super-ship fitted with "revolutionary new magnetohydrodynamic engines" and an array of powerful weapons. The Oregon also features the amenities of a luxury liner, including an Olympic-sized swimming pool, chefs "trained at the Cordon Bleu," and a Navy-trained chief medical officer whose "lab coat remained spotless as it draped over her voluptuous curves." The Corporation is facing an unprecedented challenge after someone who hacked into a Monaco bank's systems threatens to plunge the European economy into chaos. The scheme is somehow connected with the search for "Napoleon's lost Russian treasure using a diary the emperor left behind after he was supposedly kidnapped from exile without anyone realizing it"; even the characters acknowledge that the premise is bizarre. The authors keep things moving at a fast pace, but there's nothing in this outing that genre fans haven't seen before. Agent: Peter Lampack, Peter Lampack Agency. (May) [Page ]. Copyright 2016 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon join forces with a former CIA colleague to track down a rogue hacker and a ruthless former Ukrainian naval officer who are behind a violent bank heist that occurred during the Monaco Grand Prix. Co-written by the best-selling author of the Dirk Pitt series.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon join forces with a former CIA colleague to track down a rogue hacker and a ruthless former Ukrainian naval officer who are behind a violent bank heist that occurred during the Monaco Grand Prix.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

"The new Oregon Files adventure from the #1 New York Times-bestselling grand master of adventure"--

Review by Publisher Summary 4

"The new Oregon Files adventure from the #1 New York Times-bestselling grand master of adventure. Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon face their toughest challenge yet when a violent bank heist during the Monaco Grand Prix decimates the Corporation's accounts. To get the money back, Juan joins forces with an old friend from his days in the CIA so they can track down a rogue hacker and a ruthless former Ukrainian naval officer. It is only after the hunt begins that the enormity of the plan comes intofocus: the bank theft is just the first step in a plot that will result in the deaths of millions and bring the world's economies to a standstill. The catalyst for the scheme? A stunning document stolen during Napoleon's disastrous invasion of Russia. But two hundred years later, it may be the thing that brings Europe to its knees"--

Review by Publisher Summary 5

The Oregon crew are under attack from a rouge hacker in this action-packed installment from the #1 New York Times–bestselling grand master of adventure.  When a bank heist during the Monaco Grand Prix decimates the Corporation’s “offshore” account, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon find themselves unexpectedly vulnerable. Without his usual financial assets, Juan must trust a woman from his past, an old friend from his days with the CIA, to help him keep his team safe. Together, they’ll face a mysterious hacker with a brutal vendetta. It is only after the hunt begins that the enormity of the plan comes into focus: the bank theft is just the first step in a plot that will result in the deaths of millions and bring the world’s economies to a standstill. The catalyst for the scheme? A stunning document stolen during Napoleon’s disastrous invasion of Russia. But two hundred years later, it may be the thing that brings Europe to its knees.