Clive Cussler is the author of many "New York Times" bestsellers, most recently "The Spy" and "Lost Empire." He lives in Arizona.
Jack Du Brul is a graduate of the Westminster School and George Washington University. Trying to add as much adventure to his life as he does to his novels, Du Brul has climbed Masada at noon, swam in the Arctic Ocean off Point Barrow, explored war-torn Eritrea, camped in Greenland, and was gnawed on by piranhas in the Amazon River. He collects zeppelin memorabilia and when not writing or traveling (25 countries and counting), he can be found in a favorite chair with a book and a brandy. Jack Du Brul lives in Burlington, 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.