The Resource Piranha, Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison

Piranha, Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison

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Piranha
Title
Piranha
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Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison
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eng
Summary
In 1902, the volcano Mt. Pelee erupts on the island of Martinique, wiping out an entire city of thirty thousand -- and sinking a ship carrying a German scientist on the verge of an astonishing breakthrough. Over a century later, Juan Cabrillo will have to deal with that scientist's legacy. During a covert operation, Cabrillo and the crew meticulously fake the sinking of the Oregon -- but when an unknown adversary tracks them down despite their planning and attempts to assassinate them, Cabrillo and his team struggle to fight back against an enemy who seems to be able to anticipate their every move. They discover that a traitorous American weapons designer has completed the German scientist's work, and now wields extraordinary power ..
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  • Bestseller Cussler scores a direct hit in the 10th Oregon Files novel (after 2013’s Mirage ), coauthored with Morrison (The Ark ). Juan Cabrillo, the captain of the Oregon , a tramp steamer that hides beneath its patina of rust a state-of-the-art battleship bristling with high-tech surface and undersea weaponry, must contend with mad scientific genius Lawrence Kensit, who’s determined to take over the world. The most immediate threat comes from Adm. Dayana Ruiz, the “top-ranking woman in the Venezuelan military,” who’s trying to take out Juan and the Oregon so she can implement one of Kensit’s plots, shooting down the American vice president’s plane. But this is a Cussler thriller, so action scenarios take second place to a blockbuster concept, in this case giant glowing green crystals in a secret cave that power a “neutrino telescope” capable of seeing anything, anywhere on the planet. Series fans will have a lot of fun. Agent: Peter Lampack, Peter Lampack Agency. (May) --Staff (Reviewed March 23, 2015) (Publishers Weekly, vol 262, issue 12, p)
  • In 1902, owing to the eruption of Mt. Pelee on the island of Martinique, a nearby ship carrying a German scientist on the verge of something big hits ocean bottom. A century later, an evil American weapons designer who's wrapped up the scientist's work clearly has it in for Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon. Cussler's 59th! --Barbara Hoffert (Reviewed December 1, 2014) (Library Journal, vol 139, issue 20, p59)
  • Cussler and Morrison open The Oregon Files and relate another action-adventure featuring Juan Cabrillo and his merry men.Oregon looks like tramp steamer, but the rust disguises a sophisticated terrorist-fighting ship. Ever poised to save the world, Cabrillo and crew are in Venezuela to intercept weapons marked for North Korea by a rogue admiral, Dayana Ruiz, "ready to sacrifice anyone or anything." They'll meet Ruiz again, but not before Cabrillo and crew escape attempted assassination in Jamaica, rescue the freighter Cuidad Bolívar from drone minisubs (the title piranhas) in the Caribbean, dodge C4 bombs in New York City, and survive a car-chase crashfest and shootout in Berlin. Cabrillo jets to Berlin to uncover an obscure physics paper written by a scientist killed in the 1902 eruption of Martinique's Mount Pelée. The Einstein-plus smart, double-Ph.D. villain, Lawrence Kensit, "a mousy fellow with a stooped gait and an acne-scarred face," is always two steps ahead, having constructed a see-anything-anywhere device, Sentinel, a "neutrino telescope." The subatomic science is superficial, but Sentinel's secreted in an impregnable Haitian cave filled with "selenium infused with copper impurities." With Haitian Hector Bazin, once an abused restavec (child servant) and former French Foreign Legionnaire, as his enforcer, Kensit plans to install a corrupt politician in the American vice presidency as his first step in taking over the U.S. and then the world. From QF-16 drones directed to knock the vice president's 747 into the Caribbean to the Exocet and 3M-54 Klub missile shootout between Ruiz and Cabrillo, the action is supercharged, exciting enough to dress up the sci-fi plot and drown out the clank of dialogue like "you'll discover my retribution is swift and mighty." One-dimensional characters but standard Cussler and Co. multidimensional action.(Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2015)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10414469
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-2020
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cussler, Clive
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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1967-
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Morrison, Boyd
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True
Series statement
A novel of the Oregon Files
Series volume
[book ten]
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  • Cabrillo, Juan
  • Volcanic eruptions
  • Scientists
  • Weapons
  • Traitors
  • Enemies
  • Battles
Target audience
adult
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Piranha, Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison
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"A novel of the Oregon Files"--Cover
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
421 pages
Isbn
9780399167324
Lccn
2014049852
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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Piranha, Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel of the Oregon Files"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
421 pages
Isbn
9780399167324
Lccn
2014049852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n

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