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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
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.
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