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Corsair For five novels Clive Cussler has brought readers into the world of the Oregon a seemingly dilapidated ship packed with sophisticated euipment and captained by the rakish one legged Juan Cabrillo And now the Oregon and its crew face their biggest challenge yet Corsairs are pirates and pirates come in many different varieties There are the pirates who fought off the Barbary Coast in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries the contemporary pirates who infest the waters of Africa and Asia and the pirates who look like something else When the US secretary of state's plane crashes while bringing her to a summit meeting in Libya the CIA distrusting the Libyans hire Juan Cabrillo to search for her and their misgivings are well founded The crew locates the plane but the secretary of state has vanished It turns out Libya's new foreign minister has other plans for the conference plans that Cabrillo cannot let happen But what does it all have to do with a two hundred year old naval battle and the centuries old Islamic scrolls that the Libyans seem so determined to find The answers will lead him full circle into history and into another pitched battle on the sea this time against Islamic terrorists and with the fate of nations resting on its outcome Readers will burn up the pages following the blazing action and daring exploits of these men and women and their amazing machines writes Publishers Weekly of the Oregon Files series And theyll do it once again with Corsair

About the Author: Clive Cussler

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 PhD thesis and awarded Cussler a Doctor of Letters degree in May 1997 It was the first time

10 thoughts on “Corsair

  1. Tim Tim says:

    Clinkerville I'm burned out

  2. Adrienne Adrienne says:

    Absolutely excellent great adventure plausible wonderful characters bit of history thrown in and unputdownable Another great read in the Cabrillo series

  3. Julie Julie says:

    Another action packed adventure read This one really utilizes all the characters Great ending

  4. Aldo Ferrante Aldo Ferrante says:

    This novel was a disappointment I had been impressed with Skeleton Coast a previous one that Cussler also wrote with his friend Du Brul and this new iteration looked promising enough But the dialogue in Corsair is very poor and the action scenes Cussler's trademark are too far and few between Whereas Skeleton Coast held the promise of some kind of hookup between Cabrillo the hero and Sloane Macintyre a heroin in her own right Corsair feels a bit empty If you're looking for a good actionsuspense novel don't bother with this one Read Skeleton Coast instead

  5. Brenda H Brenda H says:

    Corsair is the sixth book in the Oregon Files series by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul The Oregon Files follows the adventures of the Oregon a seemingly dilapidated ship packed with sophisticated euipment and a wide array of weaponry which is crewed by the best and brightest – all overseen by Juan Cabrillo an ex CIA officer with a flair for the dramaticThe US Secretary of State’s plane has crashed on the way to a peace summit in Libya It is initially assumed that she has died in the crash but there are indications that she may still be alive The CIA hires Juan Cabrillo and his crew for an “off book” mission to locate and retrieve the SecretaryThis was not the strongest book in the series but it was an enjoyable read and delivered the usual mix of adventure scheming and derring do I will definitely be continuing with the series following the Oregon on its many adventures375 Stars

  6. Jeane Jeane says:

    Books which Clive Cussler write are for me those comfort books I know everything will end well and I know that I will enjoy themA extra in his books which I always enjoy is the different periods in the storyPirates the 'American' Lafayettethey're all part of the past and make up our history But in our present time pirates continue to capture ships freighters just as in SomaliaWhat they hadn't expected of a battered looking freighter is to meet a crew belonging to a state of the art fighting shipAt the same time an extremely important piece meeting is scheduled in Lybia The person that will have the most change to make a chane during that meeting is the US secrety of State who was in the crashed plane on her way to te summitAncient jewels terrorists murder torute training camps and fighting make another great Cussler story complete

  7. John John says:

    Fun book If you've never read a Jack DeBrulClive Cussler collaboration before it's very similar to a Dirk PittJames BondIndiana Jones type of plot line archeological mystery world or regional crisis figuring it out someone saves the day etc Except in these Oregon Files novels instead of just one guy figuring things out and saving the day it is a group of mercenaries who have formed a for profit corporation and take on jobs that governments can't openly do They do it for profit they all have multi million dollar pensions from their work so far but they only take on worthy and upstanding causes They go around the world in this major high tech ship that's disguised as a run down cargo ship flying the Iranian flag and have all sorts of high tech toysweaponseuipment The crewcorporation is composed of all types of characters including the studly tough types nerdy info geeks and tough women The variety of characters makes for a interesting read than just one toughcool guy It also allows for the authors to split up the characters to different places and the actionstory line is spread out one of those types of books where you are really getting into one minor plot line then the next chapter switches to another group and you give an internal scream read on and stay up too late I've read all four of the Oregon Files novels and this one is definitely one of the better ones they don't have to be read in seuence they stand on their own It keeps the action going from start to finish There are a few fightbattle scenes that are too drawn out and one or two over the topunrealistic fight survivals by the captain of the Oregon But that kind of goes with the territorygenre Overall this was a fun read I enjoyed it and looked forward to picking it up at the end of the day to see what would happen next I would recommend it if you want a fun action book

  8. Eadie Eadie says:

    Corsairs are pirates and pirates come in many different varieties There are the pirates who fought off the Barbary Coast in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries the contemporary pirates who infest the waters of Africa and Asia and the pirateswho look like something elseI liked learning about the history of the pirates in the 18th and 19th century and about Lafayette and the early explorers Captain William Baimbrige Captain Stephen Decatur and Admiral Charles Stewart I thought all the characters were pretty interesting and I liked the role Linda Ross had in fighting Assad's men The action and adventure scenes were very entertaining but the technical information was a bit much for me I wish there were dialogue between the characters during the adventure scenes as I believe that would make it much enjoyable I found the plot a little weaker from the past books but I still found the book a fascinating read I would highly recommend Clive Cussler's book to those who like adventure reads

  9. Chris Haak Chris Haak says:

    Actually one of the better Cussler books Less misogyny and plausible storyline The man writes exciting books

  10. William William says:

    audiobook Very enjoyable as if I am watching an over the top TV series A lot of cliff hanger moments

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