Cussler presents another great action/adventure book in this, the fifth book in the Oregon Files series. The Oregon is a dilapidated looking wreck of a ship on the outside while on the inside it is brimming with the newest up to the minute equipment and weapons. The Captain, one-legged Juan Cabrillo and his crew of former military and spy personnel, use it as a private enterprise, available for any government agency that can afford it. These are the good guys though, so relax and enjoy the tale.
After finishing a mission against Iran in the Persian Gulf, the crew of the Oregon comes across a cruise ship adrift in the sea with everyone dead except one. While investigating the ship, explosions rock the ship and they barely escape with their lives. Cabrillo and his crew find themselves tangled in a mystery with far reaching consequences.
Some of the coincidences are just a little too neat, the last second rescues predictable but I found it a great summer read! If you like action/adventure this has it all.
4 (540 pages)