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.)
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

Library Journal
Rumor says that a weapon out there somewhere can obliterate American aircraft carriers—just as U.S. Navy experiments with electromagnetic radiation reputedly obliterated a U.S. destroyer in 1943. Could the new weapon be linked to the work of Nikola Tesla, and what is Juan Cabrillo doing about it? Cussler launched his career 40 years ago with The Mediterranean Caper, which appears in hardcover this summer for the first time.
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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611760460
Publisher:
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/05/2013
Series:
Oregon Files Series, #9
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
10
Sales rank:
276,015
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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“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

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