Corsair (Oregon Files Series #6)

Corsair (Oregon Files Series #6)

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by Clive Cussler, Jack Du Brul

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For five novels, Clive Cussler has brought readers into the world of the Oregon, a seemingly dilapidated ship packed with sophisticated equipment, and captained by the rakish, one-legged Juan Cabrillo. And now the Oregon and its crew face their biggest challenge yet.

Corsairs are pirates, and pirates come in many different varieties. There


For five novels, Clive Cussler has brought readers into the world of the Oregon, a seemingly dilapidated ship packed with sophisticated equipment, and captained by the rakish, one-legged Juan Cabrillo. And now the Oregon and its crew face their biggest challenge yet.

Corsairs are pirates, and pirates come in many different varieties. There are the pirates who fought off the Barbary Coast in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the contemporary pirates who infest the waters of Africa and Asia, and the pirates . . . who look like something else.

When the U.S. secretary of state’s plane crashes while bringing her to a summit meeting in Libya, the CIA, distrusting the Libyans, hire Juan Cabrillo to search for her, and their misgivings are well founded. The crew locates the plane, but the secretary of state has vanished. It turns out Libya’s new foreign minister has other plans for the conference, plans that Cabrillo cannot let happen. But what does it all have to do with a two- hundred- year-old naval battle and the centuries-old Islamic scrolls that the Libyans seem so determined to find? The answers will lead him full circle into history, and into another pitched battle on the sea, this time against Islamic terrorists, and with the fate of nations resting on its outcome.

“Readers will burn up the pages following the blazing action and daring exploits of these men and women and their amazing machines,” writes Publishers Weekly of the Oregon Files series. And they’ll do it once again, with Corsair.

Editorial Reviews

When most of us think of corsairs, we imagine swashbuckling pirates of the Johnny Depp variety. The Islamist terrorist corsairs that populate Clive Cussler's Oregon Files novel, however, resemble nothing seen before. Juan Cabrillo's interest in them originates in a plane crash and a top-level disappearance; the abduction or murder of the U.S. secretary of state propels the Oregon team on a near-frantic race that involves ancient manuscripts and a modern cabal. Full-throttle Cussler.
Publishers Weekly

When a plane carrying the U.S. secretary of state, en route to a Middle East peace conference, disappears over Libya, the techno-wizards aboard the supership Oregon try to track it down and recover any survivors. Juan Cabrillo and his crew discover a terrorist presence that reaches to the highest levels of the Libyan government. This exciting story translates well into audio format, and Scott Brick's performance enhances the action-adventure. His moderate tone makes for easy listening, and his clarity renders the scientific and political elements-and intrigues-at the heart of the book comprehensible. Brick has narrated previous Cussler novels and his renditions of the characters will be familiar to fans, who will find themselves in the company of old friends. A Putnam hardcover (Reviews, Jan. 26). (Mar.)

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Product Details

Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
Oregon Files Series , #6
Sales rank:
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Clive Cussler is the author of many New York Times bestsellers, most recently The Spy and Lost Empire. He lives in Arizona.
Jack Du Brul is a graduate of the Westminster School and George Washington University. Trying to add as much adventure to his life as he does to his novels, Du Brul has climbed Masada at noon, swam in the Arctic Ocean off Point Barrow, explored war-torn Eritrea, camped in Greenland, and was gnawed on by piranhas in the Amazon River. He collects zeppelin memorabilia and when not writing or traveling (25 countries and counting), he can be found in a favorite chair with a book and a brandy. Jack Du Brul lives in Burlington, Vermont.

Brief Biography

Phoenix, Arizona
Date of Birth:
July 15, 1931
Place of Birth:
Aurora, Illinois
Pasadena City College; Ph.D., Maritime College, State University of New York, 1997

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Technothriller_Fan More than 1 year ago
The story begins with America's first contact with Islam and what today is called terrorists. The Barbary Pirates. Thomas Jefferson sent a squadron from the new U.S. Navy to teach the pirates to respect the stars and bars. After firing the captured USS Philadelphia in Tripoli' s harbor, A U.S. frigate tangled with Al-Jama's ship. The first officer and Al-Jama fight and fall overboard. Stranded on the desolate beach, the two men learn to respect each other and learn about each others religions. Al-Jama, a feared pirate that delighted in killing infidels begins to think the two religions, Islam and Christianity, can peacefully coexist. Later, myth has it that Al-Jama, who is also a respected imam, writes a fatwa that say this is true. A second myth has it that Al-Jama has the "Jewel of Jerusalem." Fast forward to today, and a new terrorist who has taken the name Al-Jama. His mission in life is to prevent a peace conference to be held in Tripoli from happing. At this point the usually cast of Oregon File characters enter the story. This is a fast paced, page turner with heros, villains and weapons larger than life. An enjoyable read. I recommend two other books that include Islamic terrorists and North Africa.
Swiderek More than 1 year ago
Up till now all of Cussler's "Oregon" books have been big paperbacks. This is the first to merit a "hardcover" of it own. The story is more of the Dirk Pitt kind, where the action is non-stop in many places at once. This book has more action than others in the Oregon series. And this is the first that it feels "comfortable" to read, as there are so many characters in these stories, unlike in the Pitt and Austin books. One finally knows whose specialty does what. A first time reader of the Oregon books may have trouble keeping up with "who's who", but the story, like all Cussler books, is fast-paced. Plus his "behind the story" story is topical today. And his attention to detail is meticulous. A quick read that can be read in 3 or 4 days, as the action is non-stop.
Whomever More than 1 year ago
I've read quite a few Clive Cussler offerings.I'm a fan.If the rest of the "Oregon" series are as good as this, I'll be reading the rest. Plenty of action and historical background.I always love the tie-ins to ancient history in Cussler's books.Combined with fast action and a good story, his books are always worthwhile reading.
kingjack44 More than 1 year ago
Custler just keeps getting better. Every new adventure is is a whole new world. Some same characters on a totally different mission. Next page couldn't come fast enough.
RadioWizard More than 1 year ago
Another great adventure story by Cussler. Would love to see this series in the movies, but we all know what Hollywood can do!
PaulaDeWest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book because I have never read one of Clive Cussler's books that weren't worth reading again and again.
van65 More than 1 year ago
Intresting up to date subject,easy to read, will hold your attention.
os4185 More than 1 year ago
The books plot is well written and very exciting. I actually want to read it again.
MarkWilliamG More than 1 year ago
Clive Cussler is one the best action novelists of all time! His ability to create identifiable, lovable, and also despicable characters is second to none. The Oregon Files series (co-written with Jack Du Brul) is as good as the other Cussler series starring Dirk Pitt or Kurt Austin. Great action, superb plot twists, heroic anything with Cussler's name on it, and you will not be disappointed!
QuincyMI More than 1 year ago
Although it's not a truly Clive Cussler/Dirk Pitt novel, this story from the files of the Oregon, is pretty great. For those familiar with the Oregon series, this one is the best of the 6 published so far. Although classically unbelievable, as all Cussler associated novels are as far as their unrealistic action, it is a lot of fun to read and has no slow spots. Lots of actions to keep this book moving forward.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First off I love the Oregon Files series. I have also read every single Clive Cussler book except for the brand new Fargo series book, and the nonfiction books. Over all It's a great book I love his books and I hope this review helps. Please read this book and possibly almost every single other Clive Cussler book too:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must read
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rmd270 More than 1 year ago
This is my second Oregon Files read and I enjoyed it very much. Rich story telling with a broad cast of characters to follow really wove a tight story. Exciting throughout and rich in detail. Cussler continues to write fast paced and intricate suspense stories that brings the reader in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dirk Pitt is great, but the Oregon Files are the best. Clive... please keep them coming! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Juan Cabrillo and his crew on the Oregon are the BEST!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great writing, Once I started reading, it was hard to put down. Action packed and suspense filled.
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AS usual
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This is the best book ever
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