Skeleton Coast: Oregon Files #4
- Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date:
- 26 June 2008
- Thriller and Suspense
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it is by far one of the best books i have ever read. it is about a group of mercenaries who is all organized into a corparation. and they all operate from a ship. it looks like an extremely old and falling apart cargo ship. but the entire ship bristles with 30 caliber machine guns, 20 millimeter gatlingguns, and a state of the art prupolsion system. in this book they are hired to sell weapons to african militias to track and aprehend them.but they end up stopping a group of ecoterrosts, rescuing a famous scientist, and finding billions of dalloars worth of diamonds.
This book was my introduction to the Oregon and its crew. It was refreshing to see a lead character who was an amputee. While the prosthesis allowed for some items that even 007 would envy, Cabrillo's loss of a leg does not seem to hinder him. The only drawback from this trade paperback edition were some editing errors; however, they should not discourage the reader from one heck of a good yarn.
Good book, but it dragged on for awhile. Listened to it and it had several twists and unpredictable turns that made it enjoyable. I think I'll listen to another from Cussler's Oregon series.
Probably a better story than <I>Dark Watch</i>, <I>Skeleton Coast</i> still isn't as interesting as the Dirk Pitt novels. Several of the action sequences were exciting and the cameo at the end was fun (if too brief). However, there were several times when I wanted the story to delve more deeply into some of the ideas and plot avenues. Plus, I couldn't help but feeling that a particular sequence toward the end of the book was a complete ripoff of one of the fun action sequences from the film Sahara (a Dirk Pitt film).
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