Corsair by Clive Cussler
(The Oregon Files)

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Synopsis

For five novels, Clive Cussler has brought readers into the world of the Oregon, a seemingly dilapidated ship packed with sophisticated equipment, 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 U.S. 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 they’ll do it once again, with Corsair.
 

About Clive Cussler

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CLIVE CUSSLER is the author of dozens of New York Times bestsellers, most recently The Striker and Zero Hour. He lives in Arizona.THOMAS PERRY is the author of many novels, including the Edgar Award winner The Butcher’s Boy, and the Jane Whitefield series. He is the coauthor with Cussler of The Tombs. Perry lives in southern California.
 
Published February 2, 2009 by Berkley. 460 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Humor & Entertainment, Crime. Fiction

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Publishers Weekly

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When a plane carrying the U.S. secretary of state, en route to a Middle East peace conference, disappears over Libya, the techno-wizards aboard the supership Oregon</EMPHASI

Apr 27 2009 | Read Full Review of Corsair (The Oregon Files)

Publishers Weekly

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Subduing a band of Somali pirates is just the warmup for Juan Cabrillo and the valiant crew of the supership Oregon in the rousing sixth Oregon Files thriller fr

Jan 26 2009 | Read Full Review of Corsair (The Oregon Files)

BC Books

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Juan Cabrillo and the Oregon square off against modern-day Barbary Pirates while the world hangs in the balance.

Mar 16 2010 | Read Full Review of Corsair (The Oregon Files)

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In fact, it’s the battle with those pirates that ultimately showcased the United States Navy and gave “to the shores of Tripoli” to the United States Marine Corps.

Mar 17 2010 | Read Full Review of Corsair (The Oregon Files)

BC Books

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Corsair by Clive Cussler and Jack Dubrul is the sixth novel in their co-authored Oregon Files series.

Mar 09 2009 | Read Full Review of Corsair (The Oregon Files)

Book Reporter

missing archaeologists to learn more about the buried pirate ship.

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The Bookbag

With this being the sixth book featuring many of the same characters, Cussler doesn't feel the need to introduce or describe them in any real detail.

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USA Today

Captain Juan Cabrillo searches for the U.S. Secretary of State, who’s missing”;

Mar 19 2009 | Read Full Review of Corsair (The Oregon Files)

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