Corsair

Corsair

A Novel of the Oregon Files

Book - 2009
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When the U.S. secretary of state's plane crashes while bringing her to a summit meeting in Libya, the CIA, distrusting the Libyans, hire Juan Cabrillo to search for her--in a manhunt that pits him against Islamic terrorists and a search for answers regarding a centuries-old Islamic manuscript.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2009
ISBN: 9780399155390
0399155392
Branch Call Number: FIC Cuss
Characteristics: 437 p ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Du Brul, Jack B

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harrybosch
Mar 29, 2016

Not one of Cussler's best. At 540 pages its way too long. It gets boring , predictable and tedious about half way through, and you find yourself skipping pages.

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canner22_22
Mar 05, 2014

Great book You can picture it all in your head..

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One_of_the_Daves
Nov 14, 2010

An exciting read for those who like techie mercenaries who fight for justice. I really like the way Cussler starts off each of his books with a historical fiction event that later plays a part in the story.

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canner22_22
Mar 05, 2014

canner22_22 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 99

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cpurvis
Oct 04, 2010

cpurvis thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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cpurvis
Oct 04, 2010

Corsairs are pirates, and pirates come in many different varieties. There are the pirates who fought off the Barbary Coast in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the contemporary pirates who infest the waters of Africa and Asia, and the pirates . . . Who look like something else.

When the U.S. secretary of state's plane crashes while bringing her to a summit meeting in Libya, the CIA, distrusting the Libyans, hire Juan Cabrillo to search for her, and their misgivings are well founded. The crew locates the plane, but the secretary of state has vanished. It turns out Libya's new foreign minister has other plans for the conference, plans that Cabrillo cannot let happen. But what does it all have to do with a two- hundred- year-old naval battle and the centuries-old Islamic scrolls that the Libyans seem so determined to find? The answers will lead him full circle into history, and into another pitched battle on the sea, this time against Islamic terrorists, and with the fate of nations resting on its outcome.

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canner22_22
Mar 05, 2014

Violence: Lots of fighting and killing

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