Dark Watch (Oregon Files Series #3)

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

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Overview

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

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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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Writing the best-selling books Table for One and Spaghetti and Meatball has made Julia James famous as the Queen of Single People. With her professional and personal identities wrapped up in being single, she's mortified when the press links her amorously with a one-time acquaintance, struggling actor Lance Collins. When Lance accompanies Julia (with the encouragement of his unscrupulous agent) home to Oklahoma, it not only fans the flames but also brings the pair closer together. Although Julia eventually falls in love with Lance, she finds it hard to leave the security of singledom.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425226278
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 7/26/2011
  • Series: Oregon Files Series , #3
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 132,084
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Clive  Cussler

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.

Biography

Cussler began writing novels in 1965 and published his first work featuring his continuous series hero, Dirk Pitt, in 1973. His first non-fiction, The Sea Hunters, was released in 1996. The Board of Governors of the Maritime College, State University of New York, considered The Sea Hunters in lieu of a Ph.D. thesis and awarded Cussler a Doctor of Letters degree in May, 1997. It was the first time since the College was founded in 1874 that such a degree was bestowed.

Cussler is an internationally recognized authority on shipwrecks and the founder of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, (NUMA) a 501C3 non-profit organization (named after the fictional Federal agency in his novels) that dedicates itself to preserving American maritime and naval history. He and his crew of marine experts and NUMA volunteers have discovered more than 60 historically significant underwater wreck sites including the first submarine to sink a ship in battle, the Confederacy's Hunley, and its victim, the Union's Housatonic; the U-20, the U-boat that sank the Lusitania; the Cumberland, which was sunk by the famous ironclad, Merrimack; the renowned Confederate raider Florida; the Navy airship, Akron, the Republic of Texas Navy warship, Zavala, found under a parking lot in Galveston, and the Carpathia, which sank almost six years to-the-day after plucking Titanic's survivors from the sea.

In September, 1998, NUMA - which turns over all artifacts to state and Federal authorities, or donates them to museums and universities - launched its own web site for those wishing more information about maritime history or wishing to make donations to the organization. (www.numa.net).

In addition to being the Chairman of NUMA, Cussler is also a fellow in both the Explorers Club of New York and the Royal Geographic Society in London. He has been honored with the Lowell Thomas Award for outstanding underwater exploration.

Cussler's books have been published in more than 40 languages in more than 100 countries. The author lives in Arizona.

Biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA)

Good To Know

Cussler worked for many years in advertising and was responsible for coming up with Ajax's "White Knight" commercial catchphrase, "It's stronger than dirt."

The Board of Governors of the Maritime College, State University of New York, considered Cussler's 1996 nonfiction book, The Sea Hunters, equivalent to a Ph.D. thesis and awarded Cussler a Doctor of Letters degree in 1997.

Cussler is a fellow in the Explorers Club of New York and the Royal Geographic Society in London, and has been granted the Lowell Thomas Award for outstanding underwater exploration.

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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2010

    Intense story, hard to put down.

    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.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2010

    Haven't read it yet...

    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...

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2006

    Fantastic!!

    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!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    Dark Witch by Clive Cussler

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2012

    Even Girls Like Cussler

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 11, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    I liked it

    It's a good cussler to me worth the read

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2005

    Dark Watch Takes The Oregon Files to New Level

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2014

    Entertaining, taken for what it is.

    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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  • Posted September 5, 2012

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    An AMAZING Series!

    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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  • Posted December 23, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    Clive and Jack at their best!

    Acceptably far-fetched, high octane, just believable, great detail and a really good read.

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  • Posted November 18, 2011

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    A Most Excellent Adventure!!

    My husband and I, having finished reading all of the Dirk Pitt books, are now delving into the Oregon Files Series. The first two were enjoyable enough but this book has moved Juan Cabrillo and his crew to the top of the list of our favorites thanks, I am sure, to the pairing of Cussler with Jack Du Brul. Keep these coming, guys!

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  • Posted August 22, 2011

    Another great story

    I have no idea where CC comes up with these unusual plots, but this one is pretty good. A couple of the situations might be a bit of a stretch on one's imagination, since Clive likes to use real world equipment and technical facts in development of the story, but it still was a quick read that was only put down for needed sleep.
    A very unusual plot, well written, and will satisfy most of the Cussler fans like myself. He remains one of my favorite authors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2011

    Cussler does it again

    Great read. All the hallmarks of a great adventure story that is to good to put down. I looked forward to continuing the excitment everytime I opened my book. Thanks for another fantastic story

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  • Posted July 11, 2011

    Great book

    It was a very good book definently recommended

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2009

    It's a page turner

    Different cast of characters, but is definitely worth purchasing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2009

    Oregon file characters are excellent

    This made my recent recovery go quickly

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2009

    Good Airplane reading

    Very goog reading, highly recommend reading

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  • Posted May 2, 2009

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    Great read

    As always I am a large Clive Cussler fan and I enjoy the Oregon files series. I can not wait for more and I have read almost all of the Clive Cussler books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2006

    you can definitely tell Cussler teamed up with someone besides Dirgo

    I fell in love with the Golden Budha and the Sacred Stone. Not a lot of gratuitous violence and cursing. In fact, the the Golden Budha, in the first part, Juan states, No blood on our hands. Everyone is genuinely concerned for the safety of each other. You don't see a lot of private lives (which is OK). I waited anxiously for the next installment in a series that I thought was great. Dark Watch is just that ... Dark. you can definitely tell it is not the same authors. I don't know Jack Debrul's work and I'm sure it is fine, but the Oregon series took a 90 degree turn and I'm not sure it was in the right direction for me. I hope Mr. Cussler goes back to Dirgo. I loved the style, pace, descriptions, everything about the books. I just had a hard time with Dark Watch.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2006

    About time!

    Two great writers come together and present an out standing book, simple and right to the point, hope to see more from these two soon

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