Plague Ship (Oregon Files Series #5)

Plague Ship (Oregon Files Series #5)

by Clive Cussler, Jack Du Brul

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Chairman Juan Cabrillo and the rest of the Corporation's mercenaries fight to stop a corrupt activist group from unleashing a viral attack in this #1 New York Times-bestselling adventure from the Oregon Files.

Captained by the rakish, one-legged Juan Cabrillo and manned by a crew of former military and spy personnel, the Oregon is a private enterprise, available for any government agency that can afford it. They've just completed a top secret mission against Iran in the Persian Gulf when they come across a cruise ship adrift at sea. Hundreds of bodies litter its deck, and, as Cabrillo tries to determine what happened, explosions rack the length of the ship. Barely able to escape with his own life and that of the liner’s sole survivor, Cabrillo finds himself plunged into a mystery as intricate – and as perilous – as any he has ever known and pitted against a cult with monstrously lethal plans for the human race . . . plans he may already be too late to stop

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440634192
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/03/2008
Series: Oregon Files Series , #5
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 30,437
File size: 955 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Clive Cussler is the author of more than fifty books in five bestselling series, including Dirk Pitt, NUMA Files, Oregon Files, Isaac Bell, and Fargo. His life nearly parallels that of his hero Dirk Pitt. Whether searching for lost aircraft or leading expeditions to find famous shipwrecks, he and his NUMA crew of volunteers have discovered more than seventy-five lost ships of historic significance, including the long-lost Confederate submarine Hunley, which was raised in 2000 with much press publicity. Like Pitt, Cussler collects classic automobiles. His collection features more than eighty examples of custom coachwork. Cussler lives in Arizona and Colorado.

Jack Du Brul is a graduate of the Westminster School and George Washington University. Du Brul has climbed Masada at noon, swam in the Arctic Ocean off Point Barrow, explored war-torn Eritrea, camped in Greenland, and been gnawed on by piranhas in the Amazon River. He lives in Burlington, Vermont.


Phoenix, Arizona

Date of Birth:

July 15, 1931

Place of Birth:

Aurora, Illinois


Pasadena City College; Ph.D., Maritime College, State University of New York, 1997

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Plague Ship (Oregon Files Series #5) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 128 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Oregon series is an offshoot from a Dirk Pitt book and has grown into its own. This fast-paced action was agreat story with underlying tones that it could happen. As with most of Mr Cusslers books they make you thing of things that may/or maynot be true. I have been a fan of Clive's books since Raise the Titanic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Shhhhh....don't tell anybody but Cussler's Dirk Pitt novels have been a guilty pleasure of mine for years. Not high literature but I can't help myself. In recent years Cusslers branching out and combined efforts have watered down the product some, but I still find his efforts with Du Brul very entertaining (I sense that Mr. Du Brul is the primary author here). Anyway, Plague Ship is light summer entertainment for the beach. Another adventure book I gotta recommend to Cussler fans is the cult thriller 'A Tourist In The Yucatan!'
Guest More than 1 year ago
The latest addition to the Oregon Files is well worth the wait. Unrelenting action from page one to the end. Classic Cussler. Jack Du Brul's, (author of the Philip Mercer series), input is obvious. I love all of Mr. Cussler's work but find the Oregon Files to be the best of all. Credible and likeable characters combined with a thrill a minute plot provide a thrill ride beyond compare.
LeapinLizzard More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy intrigue, covert shadow former military commandos & religious extremists; this book is for you. This was my first Clive Cussler novel & it was fantastic! A hemorrhagic plague breaks out aboard a cruise ship & a group (the Organization) that is backdoor funded by the CIA checks in to it. They find that the ship was reserved for a religious group called the Responsivists who believe that we (the human race) are breeding ourselves to death & open sterilization clinics all over the world. On the surface, they seem to be doing good when they actually are planning the downfall of half of humanity. There was one survivor from the cruise ship & she is taken aboard the Oregon, an rusted & aging freighter on the outside, but outfitted with the highest technology & weaponry on the inside that money can buy (funded by the CIA). One of the crew's son's is inducted into the Responsivists cult and a rescue commences but with disastrous results; the child's father & member of the Organization being taken hostage. Throughout the novel a plan is uncovered that the Responsivists are engineering a virus that will be released on 50 cruise ships simultaneously , then spread throughout the world that will sterilize half of the world's population. While the leaders and several hundred "chosen" followers are safe & sheltered in a hidden impenetrable underground bunker. This novel is very fast paced, filled with many surprise twists and a dynamite ending. They should make this one in to a movie!
CC_ReaderHD More than 1 year ago
One "Cliff Hanger" after another... This would make a perfect movie for George Lucas and Steven Speilberg to consider. An interesting cast of "characters" and great intertwining sub-plots. Once I started to read this book, I couldn't put it down. Completed the reading in just two days. If it is made into a movie, Mr. Cussler should ensure that the movie follows the book (unlike the recent rendition of "Sahara.") After finishing the book, I gave it to a neighbor who is a former NASA engineer, knowing the scientific details, as well as the adventure itself, would keep him intrigued and entertained.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Unlike the last reviewer I think this was a great read, it is ficition after all. I could not wait to pick it up agian. This has definitely been one of the best in the Oregon Files I have read yet.
LImbriaco More than 1 year ago
This book like the previous ones in the series offers the readers the opportunity to get lost in the story. It is a great light summer reading. One which you can sit by the pool or beach and get lost in for a while, put down and then pick right back up without missing a beat. The characters are expanded from previous works in the series and the reader is quickly engulfed in the story line. If you are into spy fiction works along with technological possibilities of military and intelligence agencies around the globe then this will make your day. I truly enjoyed the flow of this book.
bcarter35 More than 1 year ago
Fun story to read. The initial setting is typical of what Cussler writes and leaves you wondering how this will tie into the main story line. The characters in this book were new to me. I have read a lot of Cussler's books, but this was the first one I had read with these characters. The story line was fitting based on what is going on in he world now. The overall plot is believable and leaves wondering if something like this could happen. If you ae not into social issues, this is still a fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Clive Cusslers books and as I read more of his books with Jack DuBrul, I look forward to the next adventure and the next. Excellent read for those of us who are Clive fans. The Silent Sea is also an excellent read and especially the ending, just had to laugh at that one.
asw More than 1 year ago
As always, Cussler provides us with history,entertainment, thrills and a great group of believable characters. Haven't missed one of his books yet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was only my 2nd Cussler book I've read, and I will be sure to read more of them. This book has everything to keep you interested from start to finish. Hard to put down. Really liked the characters and the story itself was great. Highly recommend this one!
BrookBBB More than 1 year ago
I have read more than a handful of Clive Cussler's novels, and never have I been disappointed. Once again Cussler has produced a story that easily hooks the reader, and doesn't relinquish hold until the final page. The fifth installment in the Oregon Files once again follows the adventures of Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon, a hightech, futuristic ship disguised as a tramp freighter. Cabrillo too toys with disguises, making himself appear as an old, fat captain when any outsider boards his ship. His crew, on the other hand, knows the Captain for who he really is. The man is the perfect figure to head the Corporation, an underground militant organization that operates as a "for-hire" business to any government that can afford it. He has a stern, unwavering composure, and strength and determination that allow him to be successful in situations where many others would fail. In Plague Ship, the Corporation is pitched against a group known as the Responsivists. The group plans to unleash a deadly virus, with the intention of seriously dented the quickly growing population. The crew is lead on a chase throughout many countries, facing many challenges along the way. Cussler's signiture plot twists and cliff hangers will be sure to keep you from setting the novel down, and his characters and plot once more will be sure to leave any fan impressed.
kattypaws More than 1 year ago
As always Cussler really delivers. Great reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You can always expect alot of action and excitement from Clive Cussler - this one certainly doesn't disappoint!
stevieweevie More than 1 year ago
Clive Cussler has really kept me entertained with the 'Oregon Files Series' and 'Plauge Ship' was one of my favorites. It's always non-stop action, like a good movie, only better!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written story; good concept. Book keeps your interest from beginning to end. Characters are interesting. Excapes from disasters are thrilling and ingenious. Enjoyed the book alot!
PaulDS More than 1 year ago
To coin a common phrase: A real page turner. It is hard to put down once started and it keeps the interest to the last page.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I happen to be a big fan of most of Cussler's work but sadly this is not among those ranks. The history of the Ark is an article of faith amongst Christians like myself and those of the Jewish faith and to twist it to make a buck is offensive. On top of this the plot was slow and contrived. I've come to expect better of Mr. Cussler. I donated this book to Goodwill and intend to check any future books of his out from the library before I buy.
Anonymous 6 months ago
if you like the Oregon files Series, this one does not disappoint!
kimmy0ne on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
a great adventure story
readingwithtea on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: Juan Cabrillo is busy skippering the Oregon around the Middle East, dishing out his own, CIA-sanctioned form of justice with his elite hit squad, when they happen across a ship apparently ravaged by a fast-acting virus. When his right-hand-man's son is kidnapped, Juan won't stop at anything to get him back... and he wants to know what happened on that ghost ship.This, like The Navigator, was lots of fluffy, suspended-disbelief fun. The fact that almost all the action took place on a ship was very educational for me (while I know you can't take any facts for granted in these types of books, Cussler seems to know his way around a boat), and I enjoyed the stop-offs in the Philippines, Iran, Monaco... in fact the ship setting meant that we weren't flying around everywhere at a moment's notice - definitely a positive change.One of the aspects of Cussler's writing that I really enjoy is that the minor characters in the good team get more development than I think they would in another author's efforts. I enjoyed knowing a bit more about the weapons expert, the doctor, even the chef/butler, rather than having all the character development be of the leader.Philosophically this book gave me a bit to think about too - the idea behind it is that there is a society/group/movement attempting to artificially limit human reproductive capabilities on a huge scale, through the argument that population explosion is limiting development and overconsuming resources. I'm not sure what I think about the population explosion theory, but I know exactly what I think about people playing God, and I was intrigued that Cussler chose to take on a moral issue as his "the world is at threat" plot device. Good on him.I have one more Cussler in my bookshelf and I might just be going on a little Cussler-binge the next time I'm at the Lancaster book market!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of action that was thoughtful and gives you a feel good feeling.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great adventure
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