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Dark Watch (The Oregon Files)
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The author of the bestselling NUMA and Dirk Pitt series returns with an all-new novel of adventure and intrigue featuring his unbeatable hero of the high seas-Juan Cabrillo.

Cabrillo and his motley crew aboard the clandestine spy ship Oregon have made a very comfortable and very dangerous living working for high-powered Western interests. But their newest clients have come from the Far East to ask for Cabrillo's special brand of assistance: a consortium of Japanese shipping magnates whose fortunes are being threatened by brutal pirates trolling the waters of Southeast Asia.

Normally, such attacks on the high seas are limited to smaller ships and foreign-owned yachts-easy targets on the open ocean. Now, however, giant commercial freighters are disappearing. But when Cabrillo confronts the enemy, he learns that the pirates' predations hide a deadly international conspiracy-a scheme of death and slavery that Juan Cabrillo is going to blow out of the water.

Customer Reviews:

  • action-packed modern day high seas adventure
    Sea Captain Juan Cabrillo and his dangerous crew of the Oregon normally work special mission impossible oceanic tasks for the west with his team's latest assignment to sabotage the Star. As usual success means greater wealth like $10 million courtesy of his Uncle Sam's "black" budget and more difficult requests.

    Juan is a bit surprised when Hiroshi Katsui, representing a consortium of Japanese shipping entrepreneurs, hires their services to stop the increasingly bold and deadly activities of pirates working Asiatic waters from the Sea of Japan to the South China Sea. Juan plans a strategy to deal with a conglomeration of pirates that he assumes has merged under the control of one bold leader. However, as the Oregon crew learns more, Juan realizes that this case of brazen piracy is much more than just this obvious piratical front. He and the Oregonians may be in too deep to pull off this caper as the opponents have heavy sponsors from around the globe using pirates to increase and hide the lucrative international slave trade.

    DARK WATCH, the latest Juan Cabrillo modern day high seas adventure, like its predecessors (see GOLDEN BUDDHA and SACRED STONE), is action-packed and never slows down until the final payout. The story line feels more like a comic book than a novel in nature, but is fun to follow as Juan and crew go from the frying pan to the fire to even hotter scenarios. Though not quite the Pitts, fans of the Oregon Files will enjoy this latest lighthearted caper against North Koreans (who else on the seas?) and an international consortium of "moguls" who use murder as a business tool to enhance their thriving slave operations.

    Harriet Klausner
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  • Don't Bother!
    It's too bad that Clive Cussler changed collaborators on his "Oregon Files" series. This was terrible! I couldn't even finish it. I read a lot in all different genres so I feel that I'm a little qualified to comment on a book I have read. It dragged, some of the characters were changed and even though I know you have suspend disbelief, I couldn't keep my eyes open. Golden Buddha and Sacred Stone were much better....more info
  • Finally a female heroine that can hang with the boys
    I along with others here tolerated the first two Oregon File books, because they were by Clive Cussler. But without a doubt this is the best one yet. The large cast of characters has been cut and I hope the new character of Tory(Victoria) ends up joining The Corporation. She is smart, sexy and can shoot-them-up just as good as the guys. It was great to finally see the human side of Juan and the chemistry between him and Tory was great. I hope future ones are just as good!...more info
  • Du Brul is better than the other coauthors
    but not classic Cussler. Oh well.

    The captain and his toolbox/gunsafe of the prosthetic leg were overdone. He carries an arsenal there. And the leg saves his life on multiple occasions. Bizarre.

    I think Brady's Handgun Control Inc did the research for the pistols. The FN Herstal Five-seveN fires an underpowered round, much smaller than a 9mm. The armor piercing cartridges can penetrate body armor but not the standard round.

    Adding a drop of mercury to a 9mm hollowpoint won't make it anymore of a mankiller. It certainly won't tear somebody's arm off as mentioned in the book. Nobody does that, at least not seriously.

    The Keltec is a small weapon & can fire a relatively powerful .380 +p round. Not as powerful as a 9mm+p+.

    The captain claims to shoot shortloaded bullets on the ship to prevent shooting through walls. The pirates using AK-47 didn't care about that.

    Cussler stuck with the basics, Dirk had a .45 M1911, can't go wrong.

    And I never want to hear depleted uranium again. ...more info
  • adequate
    Typical Cusseler...more info
  • dark watch by clive cussler
    i had already read the book but misplaced it. i really like the books by clive cussler and associates. this book is a further adventure of juan cabrillo and the crew of the oregon. it is fast paced, keeps you always ready to come back quickly to the story after putting it down and when done, looking forward to the next segment in the sequence. i would recommend this book and all the others in the collections to anyone who enjoys action, technical hi-jinks and just a lot of fun....more info
  • Cussler As Usual
    Ths is another good read from Cussler. It is not classic literature but fun entertainment after a tough day at work....more info
  • Another Great Oregon Files Book!
    You will not be disappointed as Juan Cabrillo and his crew aboard the Oregon once again take center stage in this, the 3rd book in the Oregon Files series. This series has had my attention from the beginning as the idea of an entire crew of "heroes" headed by Cabrillo is a fresh new twist on Cussler's long history of sea-going adventures starring either Dirk Pitt or Kurt Austin. This series allows the Cussler enthusiast yet another new book to look forward to on a regular basis. Long live Juan Cabrillo and the Oregon!!! ...more info
  • fascinating reading
    I enjoy the stories of Juan Cabrillo and his crew which are a mix of fiction and non fiction which is the ingredient tha Clive Cussler is now introducing in his fiction books. I encourage reading this book as well as all Dirk Pitt and Juan Cabrillo adventures....more info
  • Can't Put it Down!
    I am 30 pages away from the end, and I can't put this book down. This is my first Oregon Files book, and it is just as good as the Dirk Pitt Series. Love the action! Great entertainment!...more info
  • AAA+++
    This was my first Cussler novel and I'm hooked. Fast paced adventure and a great way to learn about many facets of the maritime....more info
  • Dark Watch Review
    I have read all of the Oregon Files offerings and this is by far the best. The others were top notch, but this was the most exciting adventure yet. Thanks to Mr. Cussler for another great read...keep up the good work....more info
  • Thanks Jack DuBrul
    I read the first Oregon book "Golden Buddha" and hated it. I never thought I would say that about a Clive Cussler novel. I didn't even bother to read the second book. But then a coworker brought this one in and I was so happy to see Jack DuBrul's name on the cover. It made me immediately want to read it. And within the first 15 pages I was hooked. This pairing of authors worked and the story line was interesting and classic Cussler and DuBrul. I will read future books paired by these authors....more info