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.
A sunken treasure in a remote Washington State pit...a Chinese takeover of part of Antarctica...a shoot-out aboard a Mississippi casino steamboat. Where else could all this take place but in a Cussler novel? This seventh "Oregon Files" adventure, following Corsair-the Books on Tape/Penguin Audio edition of which received a starred review, LJ 8/09-brings back Juan Cabrillo and his band of supersleuths, who are this time trying to keep a vicious group of Argentine soldiers from establishing a foothold on the frozen continent with the help of their Chinese friends. Audie Award winner Scott Brick (see Behind the Mike, LJ 10/15/09) sustains just the right tone throughout this enjoyable mix of humor and nail-biting suspense. Recommended. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 11/1/09.-Ed.]--Joseph L. Carlson, Vandenberg Air Force Base Lib., Lompoc, CA Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.