Plague Ship (Oregon Files Series #5)

Plague Ship (Oregon Files Series #5)

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by Clive Cussler
     
 

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Clive Cussler returns with a new novel in his New York Times bestselling Oregon Files, as Captain Juan Cabrillo and the motley crew of his high-tech spy ship take on their most extraordinary-and lethal-mission yet.  See more details below

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Clive Cussler returns with a new novel in his New York Times bestselling Oregon Files, as Captain Juan Cabrillo and the motley crew of his high-tech spy ship take on their most extraordinary-and lethal-mission yet.

Editorial Reviews

The fifth installment of the Oregon Files pits Juan Cabrillo and his crew of eccentric geniuses on another danger-packed, sea-based adventure. Ripples with action; too exciting to be ignored.
Publishers Weekly

Cussler, writing with Du Brul, offers the fifth installment of his Oregon series, which follows the exploits of a covert ship that does the government's dirty work as long as the price is right. Scott Brick reads with a flare of the theatrical, at times sending his voice soaring, up, up, up in an attempt to create tension and excitement. Brick's characters are over-the-top and his pronunciation is slightly unbelievable. His reading is certainly entertaining but at odds with Cussler's staid prose that is layered with rich detail and deeply researched information. The story flows well and draws the audience in, but Brick's theatrical performance distracts. A Putnam hardcover (Reviews, Apr. 14). (June)

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Library Journal

Cussler and coauthor Du Brul (Skeleton Coast) lurch through Cussler's latest high-tech fantasy, dropping dozens of subplots into a blender and printing the result. The chief threat? Bad guys intent on sterilizinghalf the world use a trendy zero population/family planning group as cover. Into the breach steps Juan Cabrillo, his supership Oregon, and his loyal cast of special-ops wizards. Did I mention Noah's Ark? So does Cussler. Readers will ask for him by name, so buy accordingly. [See Prepub Alert, ZLJ2/1/08.]


—Andrew Smith

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141033198
Publisher:
Viking Penguin
Publication date:
06/28/2009
Series:
Oregon Files Series, #5

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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Plague Ship (Oregon Files Series #5) 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 122 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Oregon series is an offshoot from a Dirk Pitt book and has grown into its own. This fast-paced action was agreat story with underlying tones that it could happen. As with most of Mr Cusslers books they make you thing of things that may/or maynot be true. I have been a fan of Clive's books since Raise the Titanic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Shhhhh....don't tell anybody but Cussler's Dirk Pitt novels have been a guilty pleasure of mine for years. Not high literature but I can't help myself. In recent years Cusslers branching out and combined efforts have watered down the product some, but I still find his efforts with Du Brul very entertaining (I sense that Mr. Du Brul is the primary author here). Anyway, Plague Ship is light summer entertainment for the beach. Another adventure book I gotta recommend to Cussler fans is the cult thriller 'A Tourist In The Yucatan!'
Guest More than 1 year ago
The latest addition to the Oregon Files is well worth the wait. Unrelenting action from page one to the end. Classic Cussler. Jack Du Brul's, (author of the Philip Mercer series), input is obvious. I love all of Mr. Cussler's work but find the Oregon Files to be the best of all. Credible and likeable characters combined with a thrill a minute plot provide a thrill ride beyond compare.
LeapinLizzard More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy intrigue, covert shadow former military commandos & religious extremists; this book is for you. This was my first Clive Cussler novel & it was fantastic! A hemorrhagic plague breaks out aboard a cruise ship & a group (the Organization) that is backdoor funded by the CIA checks in to it. They find that the ship was reserved for a religious group called the Responsivists who believe that we (the human race) are breeding ourselves to death & open sterilization clinics all over the world. On the surface, they seem to be doing good when they actually are planning the downfall of half of humanity. There was one survivor from the cruise ship & she is taken aboard the Oregon, an rusted & aging freighter on the outside, but outfitted with the highest technology & weaponry on the inside that money can buy (funded by the CIA). One of the crew's son's is inducted into the Responsivists cult and a rescue commences but with disastrous results; the child's father & member of the Organization being taken hostage. Throughout the novel a plan is uncovered that the Responsivists are engineering a virus that will be released on 50 cruise ships simultaneously , then spread throughout the world that will sterilize half of the world's population. While the leaders and several hundred "chosen" followers are safe & sheltered in a hidden impenetrable underground bunker. This novel is very fast paced, filled with many surprise twists and a dynamite ending. They should make this one in to a movie!
CC_ReaderHD More than 1 year ago
One "Cliff Hanger" after another... This would make a perfect movie for George Lucas and Steven Speilberg to consider. An interesting cast of "characters" and great intertwining sub-plots. Once I started to read this book, I couldn't put it down. Completed the reading in just two days. If it is made into a movie, Mr. Cussler should ensure that the movie follows the book (unlike the recent rendition of "Sahara.") After finishing the book, I gave it to a neighbor who is a former NASA engineer, knowing the scientific details, as well as the adventure itself, would keep him intrigued and entertained.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Unlike the last reviewer I think this was a great read, it is ficition after all. I could not wait to pick it up agian. This has definitely been one of the best in the Oregon Files I have read yet.
LImbriaco More than 1 year ago
This book like the previous ones in the series offers the readers the opportunity to get lost in the story. It is a great light summer reading. One which you can sit by the pool or beach and get lost in for a while, put down and then pick right back up without missing a beat. The characters are expanded from previous works in the series and the reader is quickly engulfed in the story line. If you are into spy fiction works along with technological possibilities of military and intelligence agencies around the globe then this will make your day. I truly enjoyed the flow of this book.
bcarter35 More than 1 year ago
Fun story to read. The initial setting is typical of what Cussler writes and leaves you wondering how this will tie into the main story line. The characters in this book were new to me. I have read a lot of Cussler's books, but this was the first one I had read with these characters. The story line was fitting based on what is going on in he world now. The overall plot is believable and leaves wondering if something like this could happen. If you ae not into social issues, this is still a fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Clive Cusslers books and as I read more of his books with Jack DuBrul, I look forward to the next adventure and the next. Excellent read for those of us who are Clive fans. The Silent Sea is also an excellent read and especially the ending, just had to laugh at that one.
asw More than 1 year ago
As always, Cussler provides us with history,entertainment, thrills and a great group of believable characters. Haven't missed one of his books yet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was only my 2nd Cussler book I've read, and I will be sure to read more of them. This book has everything to keep you interested from start to finish. Hard to put down. Really liked the characters and the story itself was great. Highly recommend this one!
BrookBBB More than 1 year ago
I have read more than a handful of Clive Cussler's novels, and never have I been disappointed. Once again Cussler has produced a story that easily hooks the reader, and doesn't relinquish hold until the final page. The fifth installment in the Oregon Files once again follows the adventures of Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon, a hightech, futuristic ship disguised as a tramp freighter. Cabrillo too toys with disguises, making himself appear as an old, fat captain when any outsider boards his ship. His crew, on the other hand, knows the Captain for who he really is. The man is the perfect figure to head the Corporation, an underground militant organization that operates as a "for-hire" business to any government that can afford it. He has a stern, unwavering composure, and strength and determination that allow him to be successful in situations where many others would fail. In Plague Ship, the Corporation is pitched against a group known as the Responsivists. The group plans to unleash a deadly virus, with the intention of seriously dented the quickly growing population. The crew is lead on a chase throughout many countries, facing many challenges along the way. Cussler's signiture plot twists and cliff hangers will be sure to keep you from setting the novel down, and his characters and plot once more will be sure to leave any fan impressed.
kattypaws More than 1 year ago
As always Cussler really delivers. Great reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You can always expect alot of action and excitement from Clive Cussler - this one certainly doesn't disappoint!
stevieweevie More than 1 year ago
Clive Cussler has really kept me entertained with the 'Oregon Files Series' and 'Plauge Ship' was one of my favorites. It's always non-stop action, like a good movie, only better!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written story; good concept. Book keeps your interest from beginning to end. Characters are interesting. Excapes from disasters are thrilling and ingenious. Enjoyed the book alot!
PaulDS More than 1 year ago
To coin a common phrase: A real page turner. It is hard to put down once started and it keeps the interest to the last page.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I happen to be a big fan of most of Cussler's work but sadly this is not among those ranks. The history of the Ark is an article of faith amongst Christians like myself and those of the Jewish faith and to twist it to make a buck is offensive. On top of this the plot was slow and contrived. I've come to expect better of Mr. Cussler. I donated this book to Goodwill and intend to check any future books of his out from the library before I buy.
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Keeps you on the edge. Audio book awesome. Must read.
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Cant see headlines so if you could put your name in the post like this ~Austin
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"Steers red boat"
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