Skeleton Coast (Oregon Files Series #4)

Skeleton Coast (Oregon Files Series #4)

by Clive Cussler, Jack Du Brul

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Chairman of the Corporation Juan Cabrillo and his mercenary crew steer theOregon into battle against a militant leader and his cult-like followers in this #1 New York Times-bestselling series.

Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the covert combat ship Oregon have barely escaped a mission on the Congo River when they intercept a mayday from a defenseless boat under fire off the African coast. Still smarting from a weapons-trade gone bad and a double-cross, Cabrillo takes action. He manages to save the beautiful Sloane Macintyre, who's on a mission of her own, looking for a long-submerged ship that may hold a fortune in diamonds. But what surprises Cabrillo is her story about a crazy fisherman who claims to have been attacked on the open sea by giant metal snakes in the same area.

What begins as a snake hunt leads Cabrillo onto the trail of a far more lethal quarry—a deranged militant and his followers who plan to unleash the devastating power of nature itself against all who oppose them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101205532
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/03/2006
Series: Oregon Files Series , #4
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 22,217
File size: 589 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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Skeleton Coast (Oregon Files Series #4) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 118 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ok, so maybe not steroids, but Jack DuBrul's writing might be the closest thing to it in a literay sense. I'm a long time fan of Cussler, but I've got no qualms admitting that DuBrul is more...intense writer of the two. And it really shows in Skeleton Coast! I couldn't put it down! This is another of the Oregon Files titles, but it's by far the best. This one grabs you from the first sentence and doesn't let go. It's a breath of fresh air for Cussler fans and while I look forward to future Cussler/DuBrul team-ups, I'm just as happy to see DuBrul stick with his Phillip Mercer books. Whether you're a fan of Cussler or Dubrul, Skeleton Coast, will float your boat.... Get it? Cussler...boat? Yeah, that's lame...but the book isn't!
osprey1550 More than 1 year ago
A a career Salior it's hard for me to amagine a ship so far under the sandy desert, Clive has prepared a wonderful setting for the Oregon Files. He was able to place me on the ship during the storm and kept me on the edge throughout the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Riveting! so many scenes woven together to bring this story to its final climax. A great read!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The "Oregon File" stories have always made for a great read, but this one is exceptionally good. It captures your attention from the very first sentence and doesn't let let go until the last one. You leave wishing there was one more page to turn.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another adventure in that rust bucket Oregon. Absolutely amazing every trip just gets better and better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good read,hard to put down.
Hedgepeth on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was my introduction to the Oregon and its crew. It was refreshing to see a lead character who was an amputee. While the prosthesis allowed for some items that even 007 would envy, Cabrillo's loss of a leg does not seem to hinder him. The only drawback from this trade paperback edition were some editing errors; however, they should not discourage the reader from one heck of a good yarn.
buffalogr on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Good book, but it dragged on for awhile. Listened to it and it had several twists and unpredictable turns that made it enjoyable. I think I'll listen to another from Cussler's Oregon series.
nm.fall07.a.dahlke on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
it is by far one of the best books i have ever read. it is about a group of mercenaries who is all organized into a corparation. and they all operate from a ship. it looks like an extremely old and falling apart cargo ship. but the entire ship bristles with 30 caliber machine guns, 20 millimeter gatlingguns, and a state of the art prupolsion system. in this book they are hired to sell weapons to african militias to track and aprehend them.but they end up stopping a group of ecoterrosts, rescuing a famous scientist, and finding billions of dalloars worth of diamonds.
MSWallack on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Probably a better story than Dark Watch, Skeleton Coast still isn't as interesting as the Dirk Pitt novels. Several of the action sequences were exciting and the cameo at the end was fun (if too brief). However, there were several times when I wanted the story to delve more deeply into some of the ideas and plot avenues. Plus, I couldn't help but feeling that a particular sequence toward the end of the book was a complete ripoff of one of the fun action sequences from the film Sahara (a Dirk Pitt film).
oldbookswine on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
While tracing an missing African leader, The Oregon crew finds treasure and enivormental terriorism make for an exciting adventure. Does however reminds this reader of an earlier story Sahara.
cts827 More than 1 year ago
Skeleton Coast by Clive Cussler and Jack DuBrul is an exciting book. I love Juan Cabrillo and this Oregon Files series. It is full of action and intrigue. I love the way Cussler takes an event that occurred in the past (either real or fiction) and blends it into the current day - with lots of twists and turns along the way. Diamonds, global warming, African rebels and fanatics all make the book hard to put down. I highly recommend this book. The plot and the characters are well developed. This is Cussler at his finest and Cabrillo is my favorite of his characters.
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Poppopwj More than 1 year ago
True to form, this was another can't put it down, but it's 2AM !!
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Cussler and Du Brul are a winning team that can't be beat! PLEASE RELEASE MANY MORE!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved where the book leads and makes your wait...till the next page. No cheating.
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This book grabs you in the first 20 pages. I always enjoy The Oregon Files but this one is especially intense. Dont get this one for light reading because the action never lets up and the plot never lets go. I wouldnt say its the best of the series but its certainly one of the most action-packed. With that said i have to agree with another review. This book has been his most politically laced and for me that was not enjoyable. There was judgement through out. At one point a character states "i hate Afriva" like its one giant country and one experience. To me the worst offense was that no one pointed out the error in the statement. Its not just that i disagree. Its that he has written his characters to not accept those kind of statements. So i felt like he let wrote some things to be said that didnt fit the characters and didnt care. I let it go and greatly enjoyed the book but its there and its jarring.
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