The Silent Sea

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Penguin Books, Limited, 2010 - Antarctica - 403 pages
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An exhilarating new adventure in the bestselling OregonFiles series.

For six novels, Clive Cussler has brought readers into the world of the Oregon, a seemingly dilapidated ship on the outside, but on the inside packed with sophisticated equipment, and captained by the rakish, one-legged Juan Cabrillo. But the Oregon's seventh adventure is its most remarkable yet.

On 7 December 1941, four brothers exploring a shaft on a small island off the coast of Washington state make an extraordinary discovery, only to be interrupted by news of Pearl Harbour. In the present, Cabrillo, chasing the remnants of a crashed satellite in the Argentine jungle, makes a shocking discovery of his own. His search to untangle the mystery leads him, first, to that small island and its secret, and then much farther back, to an ancient Chinese expedition, and a curse that seems to have survived for over five hundred years. If Cabrillo's team is successful in its quest, the reward could be incalculable.

If not . . . the only reward is death.

Praise for Clive Cussler-

'Clive Cussler is hard to beat.' Daily Mail

'The guy I read.' Tom Clancy

'No holds barred adventure.' Daily Mirror

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User Review  - Carol420 - LibraryThing

His characters feel like real people. They come alive on the pages and suck you right into the story. If you have ever read and enjoyed a Cussler Oregon File book, you will find it impossible to put this one down. Read full review

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User Review  - krushkelsey - LibraryThing

this was a pretty good book. i'm a fan of his van dorne detective series and thought i'd try one of these too. i wasn't as happy with it and didn't enjoy the writting as much but it was still a really ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Date- 2002-10-18

Clive Cussler is the author or co-author of twenty previous bestselling books. He divides his time between Arizona and Colorado.

Clive Cussleris the author of over twenty-five internationally bestselling books, including the Dirk Pitt adventure series, the NUMA FILES novels and the Oregon Files Adventures.

He grew up in Alhambra, California. He later attended Pasadena City College for two years, but then enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War where he served as an aircraft mechanic and flight engineer in the Military Air Transport Service. Upon his discharge, he became a copywriter and later creative director for two leading ad agencies. At that time, he wrote and produced radio and television commercials that won numerous international awards, one at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

Cussler began writing in 1965 and published his first novel featuring Dirk Pitt in 1973. His first non-fiction work, The Sea Hunters, was released in 1996. Because of this work the Board of Governors of the Maritime College, State University of New York considered The Sea Huntersin lieu of a Ph.D. thesis and awarded Cussler a Doctor of Letters degree in May of 1997. It was the first time since the College was founded in 1874 that such a degree was bestowed.

Cussler is the founder the National Underwater & Marin

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