Dark Watch (Oregon Files Series #3)

Dark Watch (Oregon Files Series #3)

by Clive Cussler, Jack Du Brul

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ISBN-13: 9780425226278
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/26/2011
Series: Oregon Files Series , #3
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 87,582
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Clive Cussler is the author of more than fifty books in five bestselling series, including Dirk Pitt, NUMA Files, Oregon Files, Isaac Bell, and Fargo. His life nearly parallels that of his hero Dirk Pitt. Whether searching for lost aircraft or leading expeditions to find famous shipwrecks, he and his NUMA crew of volunteers have discovered more than seventy-five lost ships of historic significance, including the long-lost Confederate submarine Hunley, which was raised in 2000 with much press publicity. Like Pitt, Cussler collects classic automobiles. His collection features more than eighty examples of custom coachwork. Cussler lives in Arizona and Colorado.

Jack Du Brul is a graduate of the Westminster School and George Washington University. Du Brul has climbed Masada at noon, swam in the Arctic Ocean off Point Barrow, explored war-torn Eritrea, camped in Greenland, and been gnawed on by piranhas in the Amazon River. He lives in Burlington, Vermont.

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. 131 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!
Anonymous 14 days ago
Great book.
CymLowell on LibraryThing 28 days ago
The economies of the world are in danger of collapse because central banks have sold their gold to raise money. The banks must find some means of restoring their capital bases to avert the crisis. The war on terror rages along. One bank comes forward with a proposal for addressing the gold matter upon the advice of a Russian government expert, who has secretly developed a huge deposit on the shores of Kamchatka under the threat of volcanic eruption. In the Sea of Japan, ships begin disappearing. Not just held for ransom, but completely disappearing. In one case, a ship is sunk with its entire crew. One woman, Tory Ballinger, survives as the dead ship lingers underwater for days resting on a layer of heavy water before sinking away.Into this crisis comes the Oregon, a revolutionary new floating war ship designed to look like a aging merchantman ready for the scrap yard. The Captain of the Oregon is Juan Cabrillo, who is engaged by a client to solve the missing ship fiasco. In plunging into the fray, Cabrillo and company become immersed in human trafficking of thousands of Chinese. They are determined to save as many of these victims as possible as they address their retainer.In the fashion that makes Clive Cussler a master of the thriller genre, the story evolves with page turning frenzy as the Oregon¿s crew goes underground, fights the bad guys, ravages squads of goons, enters impossible box canyons, and faces eruption of the volcano has the story reach its climax in a three-sided war. Cabrillo rescues Tory Ballinger, who joins the team and puts herself in the path of the enemies seeking revenge for her own crewmembers. She and Juan find they have some kinks to work out.Dark Watch is a thriller and is thrilling. The Oregon series is a stunningly intriguing sequel to the long-running Dirk Pitt series. Job well done! Next assignments are inevitable in a world desperately in need of fearless, dependable, and dedicated mercenaries fighting for the good guys.
dswaddell on LibraryThing 28 days ago
Juan Cabillo and the Oregon are battling slavers, hijackers, and bankers who have crippled the world economy. A good engaging book. Only problem I had with it is that the banks going dry storyline seemed to be tacked on to justify the gold mining which I felt was unnecessary.
MSWallack on LibraryThing 5 months ago
The third book in the Oregon Files series confirmed two things: First, Jack Du Brul is a much better writer than Craig Dirgo. Second, the Oregon Files are just not as interesting as the Dirk Pitt and Kirk Austin novels. The best part of Dark Watch was the Mission Impossible sequence near the middle of the book (recall that was also the best part of Golden Buddha, the first book in the series), but it ended far too briefly. The series has so many characters that very few are properly fleshed out. Also, the detailed "problem" identified by some of the villains early in the book is never actually resolved.
oldbookswine on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Juan Cabillo takes his ship and crew on an adventure including gold, slaves and Russians.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read. Lots of action, never a dull moment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast, exciting action
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely a great read. Couldn’t put it down until the end. Second time I have read this book ? and it is even more exciting than the first.??????
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exciting, great heroic characters, has everything; suspense, tons of action, humor, bad guys getting what they deserve, love "stuff", great technological and historical accuracy.. you'll love it !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good read
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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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