Corsair

Corsair

Book
Average Rating:
3
2
1
 …
Rate this:
Penguin Putnam
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.



Random House, Inc.
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 theOregon 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,” writesPublishers Weekly of the Oregon Files series. And they’ll do it once again, withCorsair.

Baker & Taylor
Hired by the CIA to track down the U.S. Secretary of State following a suspicious plane crash in Libya, Juan Cabrillo uncovers a plot by Libya's foreign minister, a scheme with links to a centuries-old Islamic scrolls.

Baker
& Taylor

Hired by the CIA to track down the U.S. secretary of state in the aftermath of a suspicious plane crash in Libya, rakish captain Juan Cabrillo uncovers a sinister plot by Libya's new foreign minister, a scheme with links to a 200-year-old naval battle and centuries-old Islamic scrolls. Reprint. 725,000 first printing.


Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

h
harrybosch
Mar 29, 2016

Not one of Cussler's best. At 540 pages its way too long. It gets boring , predictable and tedious about half way through, and you find yourself skipping pages.

c
canner22_22
Mar 05, 2014

Great book You can picture it all in your head..

o
One_of_the_Daves
Nov 14, 2010

An exciting read for those who like techie mercenaries who fight for justice. I really like the way Cussler starts off each of his books with a historical fiction event that later plays a part in the story.

Age

Add Age Suitability

c
canner22_22
Mar 05, 2014

canner22_22 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 99

c
cpurvis
Oct 04, 2010

cpurvis thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

Summary

Add a Summary

c
cpurvis
Oct 04, 2010

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.

Notices

Add Notices

c
canner22_22
Mar 05, 2014

Violence: Lots of fighting and killing

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at OPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top