Dark Watch (Oregon Files Series #3)

Dark Watch (Oregon Files Series #3)

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by Clive Cussler, Jack Du Brul
     
 

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The author of the bestselling NUMA and Dirk Pitt series returns with an all-new novel of adventure and intrigue featuring his unbeatable hero of the high seas-Juan Cabrillo.

Cabrillo and his motley crew aboard the clandestine spy ship Oregon have made a very comfortable and very dangerous living working for high-powered Western interests. But their newest clients

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The author of the bestselling NUMA and Dirk Pitt series returns with an all-new novel of adventure and intrigue featuring his unbeatable hero of the high seas-Juan Cabrillo.

Cabrillo and his motley crew aboard the clandestine spy ship Oregon have made a very comfortable and very dangerous living working for high-powered Western interests. But their newest clients have come from the Far East to ask for Cabrillo's special brand of assistance: a consortium of Japanese shipping magnates whose fortunes are being threatened by brutal pirates trolling the waters of Southeast Asia.

Normally, such attacks on the high seas are limited to smaller ships and foreign-owned yachts-easy targets on the open ocean. Now, however, giant commercial freighters are disappearing. But when Cabrillo confronts the enemy, he learns that the pirates' predations hide a deadly international conspiracy-a scheme of death and slavery that Juan Cabrillo is going to blow out of the water.

Editorial Reviews

Juan Cabrillo and his vagabond crew return to battle a flotilla of high-tech, high-seas pirates infesting the waters of Southeast Asia. Obviously, these ruthless bluebeards are moving up the food chain; instead of preying on small ships and luxury yachts, they are seizing gigantic commercial freighters. Nonstop action; sea adventure at its best.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425205594
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/01/2005
Series:
Oregon Files Series, #3
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
707,109
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(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

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

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Dark Watch (Oregon Files Series #3) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 121 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This has to rank as one of the better, if not the best Clive Cussler has written about the adventures of the Oregon and her crew. I found it difficult to put the book down, always spending another hour or two reading follow on chapters. Wish there was more from him on the crew of the Oregon. Would certainly make a good subject for a movie, but given how Hollywood screwed up a couple of his previous books, he probably would not even want to suggest same. But, and excellent piece of work, no doubt about it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
but I just can't imagine why they'd charge double for the e-book vs the paperback. I really like the ability to have the "book" on my phone, that's very convenient however, it's not worth the cost...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a long time Cussler fan. I was very disappointed in the book 'Black Wind' in which Clive Cussler teamed with his son Dirk. Big Mistake! Dirk does not have Clive's talent. But Clive's collaboration with Jack DuBrul hit the mark. Dark Watch is a compelling read. Bravo. Buy it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My husband and son have been reading Clive Cussler for years. I figured he was just a "man's" writer, and that I couldn't possibly be interested in his books. Well, one night about six month's ago, I had nothing to read--this was before I got my Nook. I picked up one of Cussler's books (an Oregon File) and have been in love ever since! He is my favorite new author! And thanks to Barnes and Noble and my Nook, I can read Cussler's books nonstop!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book full of intrigue. He does an excellent job of have multiple plots without leaving anything dangling. I do find in this series that there are many structural characteristics of the story that are predictable.
P_Murder More than 1 year ago
It's a good cussler to me worth the read
Guest More than 1 year ago
USA Today Best-selling author Jack Du Brul takes the reigns of Clive Cussler¿s successful Oregon Files series and debuts with a knock-out punch in the just released, Dark Watch. Du Brul sets the tone right off the bat with a plausible plot, a breath of fresh air in a time when outlandish scenarios fill the pages of similar adventure novels. This action-packed high seas adventure places the main character, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon in a race for time as pirates and smugglers work the coasts of China and Japan. It¿s a plot worthy of the finest Dirk Pitt adventure and places the Oregon Files where it belongs, in the high echelon of the best action-adventure novels. Readers will put this book down and immediately want more from this author. The good news is he already has a successful series of adventures published (Vulcan¿s Forge, Charon¿s Landing, The Medusa Stone, River of Ruin, and Deep Fire Rising) and another on the way in 2006. I highly recommend this adventure and all the other published work by this excellent author!
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Formulaic adventure story and typical of Cussler's books of the type, but taken for what it is it's entertaining. A little wild in places, requiring some suspension of belief, but a reasonably satisfying way to pass the time without a lot heavy thought. I've read several of the Oregon stories and enjoyed them all.
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Foxxboy More than 1 year ago
If you have read even one of Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt/NUMA novels, you already know how addictive his work is. Add Jack DuBrul's magic touch (beginning with this installment of the Oregon Series) and you will be instantly hooked. Juan Cabrillo and his band of merry mercenaries (who pick and choose their jobs based on how white their hat gets to be) will absolutely cast a spell on you, keep you up well into the night and make you beam every time you close a book and scramble to open the next. This cast of characters was introduced to the world in FLOOD TIDE, Clive's story of massive illegal immigration and attempted destruction of the Mississippi delta region. If you're a stickler for reading stories in their chronological order, you really must start there. This series expands on the Oregon and her crew and establishes a new standard for fictional heroes. I cannot recommend this book about modern day Asian pirates highly enough.
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