Clive Cussler (Author) Clive Cussler is the author and co-author of a great number of international bestsellers, including the famous Dirk Pitt (R) adventures, such as Odessa Sea; the NUMA (R) Files adventures, most recently Nighthawk; the Oregon Files, such as Typhoon Fury; the Isaac Bell historical thrillers, which began with The Chase; and the recent Fargo Adventures which lastly included The Romanov Ransom. He lives in Arizona. Jack du Brul (Author) Jack du Brul is the author of the Philip MErcer series, and co-author with Clive Cussler of seven Oregon Files novels: The Jungle, Plague Ship, The Silent Sea, Mirage, Corsair, Dark Watch and Skeleton Coast. He lives in Vermont.
Cussler and Du Brul's sixth "Oregon Files" thriller--following Plague Ship (2008), also available from Books on Tape and Penguin Audio--takes place in the deserts of Libya and Tunisia, where a desperate search for the U.S. secretary of state is under way. Audie Award winner Scott Brick (www.scottbrickpresents.com) brings Cussler's vivid prose to life with breathtaking skill, perfectly capturing the emotions of each scene. Brick grabs listeners from the very first disc and doesn't let go until the spectacular end. Cussler fans will eagerly seek this one out. Highly, highly recommended! [See Prepub Alert, LJ 11/1/08; the Putnam hc, published in March, was a New York Times best seller.--Ed.]--Joseph L. Carlson, Vandenberg Air Force Base Lib., Lompoc, CA Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
When a plane carrying the U.S. secretary of state, en route to a Middle East peace conference, disappears over Libya, the techno-wizards aboard the supership Oregon try to track it down and recover any survivors. Juan Cabrillo and his crew discover a terrorist presence that reaches to the highest levels of the Libyan government. This exciting story translates well into audio format, and Scott Brick's performance enhances the action-adventure. His moderate tone makes for easy listening, and his clarity renders the scientific and political elements--and intrigues--at the heart of the book comprehensible. Brick has narrated previous Cussler novels and his renditions of the characters will be familiar to fans, who will find themselves in the company of old friends. A Putnam hardcover (Reviews, Jan. 26). (Mar.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.