Mirage (Oregon Files Series #9)

Mirage (Oregon Files Series #9)

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by Clive Cussler, Jack Du Brul
     
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
09/30/2013
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.)
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Praise for Mirage
 
“Whenever any reader thinks about the ultimate action/adventure books, Clive Cussler is the name that appears in their minds. And this new offering in the Oregon Files series is another stunner that can claim to be one of the best action books of 2013 . . . The tale is full of action, death-defying escapes, heart-stopping scenes, and a cast of characters that you will not forget when the book has come to an end.”—Suspense Magazine
 
“Fans can depend on [the Oregon Files] to deliver action and adventure.”—Booklist
 
“Rousing . . . The conclusion is the usual Cussler nail-biter.”—Publishers Weekly
 
Praise for The Jungle
 
"Cussler's high-octane eighth Oregon Files novel, THE JUNGLE, is sure to delight series fans."—Publishers Weekly

"With daring escapes, torturous imprisonment, heart-stopping action, and last-minute victories, THE JUNGLE is an action/adventure thriller reader's dream. The surprise ending will blow you away."—Library Journal
 
Praise for the Oregon Files
 
“Readers will burn up the pages following the blazing action and daring exploits of these men and women and their amazing machines” (Publishers Weekly)

Library Journal
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.
Kirkus Reviews
2013-10-01
Cussler and Du Brul (The Jungle, 2011, etc.) draw another adventure from The Oregon Files. The book opens with a James Bond action sequence. Disguised as a mobster, Juan Cabrillo infiltrates a Siberian prison intending to engineer Adm. Yuri Borodin's escape, courtesy of C-4 secreted in an artificial leg. Bang! Next comes a high-tension rope ride from a remotely piloted chopper to a souped-up snowmobile. It's a $25 million payoff, but Borodin ends up dead. The admiral's last words--"Aral....Eerie boat....Tesla"--send Cabrillo down a dangerous trail. Borodin was imprisoned by a corrupt Russian admiral, Pytor Kenin, and apparently, Kenin's up to no good in Uzbekistan. Cabrillo's chairman of the Corporation, the go-anywhere, get-it-done CIA-style group on call when things go off kilter. The Corporation's headquarters is the Oregon, a seemingly derelict freighter secretly equipped with everything from military-grade weapons and electronics to magnetohydrodynmic engines and an English butler. With shootouts, knife fights and supertech spying, Cabrillo and company battle from the Aral Sea to the U.S., there discovering a wreck that was George Westinghouse's yacht. It disappeared more than a century ago while participating in an experiment carried out by Westinghouse's friend, the eccentric genius Nikola Tesla. With a detour to rescue a billion dollars of purloined Iraqi aid money being smuggled to Indonesia--a book-worthy story itself--the slam-bang action sails along, pausing occasionally to introduce characters forgettable--technogeek or ex-military Oregon crew members--and memorable--L'Enfant; the horribly burn-scarred criminal Mr. Fixit. Cabrillo and company confront assassins, torpedo duels and undersea rescues, decipher Tesla's invention of an optical cloaking device and then battle the Serb genius' weaponized technology. That means destroying the Tesla-based device-equipped stealth ship tasked to sink an U.S. aircraft carrier en route to prevent Chinese-Japanese hostilities over islands sitting atop an oil patch. Above-average action from Cussler.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399158087
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/05/2013
Series:
Oregon Files Series, #9
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.36(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher

“Rousing…The conclusion is the usual Cussler nail-biter.”—Publishers Weekly

“Full of action, death-defying escapes, heart-stopping scenes, and a cast of characters that you will not forget.”—Suspense Magazine

“Fans can depend on [the Oregon Files] to deliver action and adventure.”—Booklist

Meet the Author

Clive Cussler is the author of dozens of New York Times bestsellers, most recently The Striker and Zero Hour. He lives in Arizona.

Jack Du Brul is the author of the Philip Mercer series, and the coauthor with Cussler of six Oregon Files novels. He lives in 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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Mirage 4.2 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 83 reviews.
ConnieCAR More than 1 year ago
I awaited the release of this new novel patiently, and it was worth the wait. However, as much as I tried to savor the adventure by reading it at an easy going pace, it was such fast reading that I finished it much too soon. As always the adventure of the crew and ship are as expected, it was a joy to read. Highly recommend it to any Oregon fans, Cabrillo is as expected, no disappointment. Read it, just be warned it is fast reading.
bobsocean More than 1 year ago
Another exciting and hard to put down book about the crew of the Oregon. Close calls for the Chairman himself, and some of his crew. The ship itsself almost lost. A real page turner except for one chapter where the author pulled somewhat of a diversion and lost some of the momentum, but recovered a chapter later. Very well done, once again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oregon Files get better each time!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a piece of writing that sets the pace of story telling that not many books have achieved. Ir set my pulse racing as I anticipated what the next line, paragraph or chapters would reveal.Why a cool ride,coming with a marvelous plot, rich characters and a brilliant setting.It is tightly written, a style that brings to mind another the story of Gavin in Triple Agent Double Cross. I think this is a well researched novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So very glad to be able to read another exciting Oregon Files book. Juan Cabrillo and his crew are like comfortable old friends. Was sorry when the book ended. More PLEASE Cussler & Du Brul. The Oregon Files series is the BEST!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it, love it !!! The Oregon Files are my favorite Cussler books. This is another really great one. Keep them coming. Thanks, Clive!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was very excited to read this 9th installment of the Oregon series. While not disappointed it is not the best of the series. I was expecting the same highly planned military type operations and they were just not there. Happy I read it and am still a fan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A master of keeping you on the edge of your seat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Clive Cussler again and again delivers. This is another outstanding book. BRAVO!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read.
eddietubbs-_ More than 1 year ago
Words cannot describe this booki. Clive Cussler did another great job putting together this story and book. Mirage is the type of book that I love to read and I could hardly put it down once I started it. This book is A+ for sure. "A" for awesome.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Oregon series. But not his best on this book, also too short. Still a good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of Clive Cussler since the 1970s and I generally enjoy the books he writes or collaborates on. Mirage is the latest story involving the Oregon and its Captain Juan Cabrillo. The plot revolves around a rogue Russian Admiral who gets his hands on cloaking technology somehow related to Tesla and the Oregon's attempts to stop him and prevent a war between China and Japan. The story was relatively decent, but was not as good as some of the past books of this particular series. The story seemed to lurch around at times and included a subplot which had no relation to the main plot. The story seemed to race to a somewhat anti-climatic end which was not very satisfying. Overall I would give it a C+.
Zazzlesfan More than 1 year ago
Mirage is your typical Cussler mystery. In typical fashion it blends historical events with the modern world. It's easy to read and keeps you interested. My problem - I find it hard to put down. I hated to see it end. Enjoy
Indydb More than 1 year ago
love all his books
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Glad to hear a little about tesla
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Typical home run about the Oregon series. Without a doubt my favorite sreies. Keep them coming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read if you are into Clive Cussler than you will love this book it it sure to keep you on the edge of your seat just like all the other books in this series. Iove all of the clive cussler books we need more cussler.
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YSMCPurpleHeartvet More than 1 year ago
If you're into mysteries and thrillers, then you'll be well entertained by this read. Blending history and imagination is one of Clive Cussler's best accomplishments.
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