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on October 8, 2012
The Oregon Files is one of my favorite Clive Cussler series (along with Isaac Bell and the Fargos), and "Corsair" maintains the fast-paced adventure found in all of Cussler's novels.

200 years ago, the Barbary Pirates ruled the high seas, pillaging ships and capturing their crews. One such pirate was named Sulieman Al-Jama. In a duel with an American ship, Al-Jama's is severely damaged. An American, Henry Lafayette, boarded Al-Jama's ship and grappled with him. The two fall into the water, and Lafayette manages to pull Al-Jama to safety. For two years, the men lived together. In this time, Al-Jama and Lafayette agreed that Christians and Muslims could live together without fighting. Al-Jama wrote his beliefs down and stored them away.

Fast-forward 200 years. A major peace conference is about to take place in Tripoli, Libya. Leading the conference is American Secretary of State Fiona Katamoro. On her way to the conference, her plane crashes with no trace of her. Distrusting the Libyans, the CIA hires Juan Cabrillo and the members of his Corporation to search for her. They manage to find the wreckage of the plane, but the Secretary has vanished. This sets in motion a chain reaction of events, including the discovery of a Muslim terrorist who goes by the name of Sulieman Al-Jama, just like the pirate from 200 years earlier. Corrupt terrorists have also infiltrated Qaddafi's government, hoping to stop the peace conference. Cabrillo and the Corporation face their toughest challenge yet, and the Secretary of State's life depends on them.

I've become a big fan of the "Oregon Files" series. Each book is loaded with action, and the characters are well-developed. The stories almost always are influenced by current world-wide events and it's fun trying to guess how Cabrillo and his team will succeed with their mission.

I recommend "Corsair" very highly. The story is full of plot twists, and just when you think you have the bad guy figured out, Cussler will throw the reader a curve ball. Adventure readers will really enjoy "Corsair".
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on July 24, 2014
Corsair is classic Clive Cussler. He teaches us classic naval war tactics that haven't been seen since the 19th century, before the days of the long-guns. He brings this into the 21st century with his smooth writing style that keeps you on teh edge of your seat from the first historic episode dating back to early days of pirates and gold and myths of ancient blood remnants and spoils and plunder. Then he adds in the downing of the US Secretary of State's plane and how current day pirates handle kidnappings that can hold a country or the entire world ransom.

A truly great read that you won't want to put down from the first page through the last.

Joe V.
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on June 29, 2017
This was an amazing and fast paced read. It had everything one loves about Juan Cabrillo and the Oregon crew. No spoilers here. It is simply wonderful.
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on January 26, 2014
Book 6 in the Oregon Series brings the reader once again to the edge of their seat. Cusslers's pen style (computer now days) is remarkable in that it constantly catches you off guard. Be it The Pitt Series, The Fargo Series, The Isaac Bell Series, The NUMA Series or as stated here the Oregon Series they all have a different yet mesmerizing story flow that capture the reader into an ever flowing desire to sit down and fill ones mind with the tales to come.

The Wheeler Large Print Book Series is yet an addition to my collection - but when it comes time to look for a fact of literature on the pages in my library this is one of the first sources sought after. Why? For one simple fact - everything is BOLD and right there in front of you. Large print makes for an easy source of reading enjoyment as well as a great source of afterwards searching regards.
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on June 23, 2009
During the days of the Barbary pirates, a brave soldier was washed overboard with the pirate leader Suleiman al Jama, who hated all Christians. The soldier saved the pirate's life, and they wound up not only living in peace, but becoming great friends. After the experience, Al Jama, who was also a Muslim religious leader, wrote about how Christians and Muslims could live together in harmony, but his writings were lost over time.

In the present day, there is a new pirate terrorizing the seas, also calling himself Suleiman al Jama, and he's got big plans that will do anything but make peace. His people kidnap the Secretary of State of the United States, and al Jama plots to destroy a peace conference slated to occur in Libya. It's just his bad luck that he's in the sights of Juan Cabrillo. Juan is captain of the Oregon, a state-of-the-art research and warship that is often for hire to the government of the United States when there's a job that's just too delicate or tricky to be handled by ordinary means. Cabrillo and company not only unravel al Jama's plans to murder the Secretary of State and plunge the world into warfare, they also manage to solve an old mystery and restore political balance in Libya.

I read a lot of action thrillers, but I still can't quite put my finger on why Clive Cussler novels are so much better than everything else. They just are. The action is nonstop as our heroes dodge bullets, fire rockets, and solve ancient mysteries, yet they are not constantly on the run. They take the time to stop and think things through, and while not invincible, they do fight their battles from a position of power. Any book with Cussler on the cover is a guaranteed good read, and these days, the Oregon Files are the best action books on the shelves.
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on August 12, 2017
Ole Clive has a thang going on, sometimes its hard to decide who to read Issac Bell or the Oregon files, a toss-up!
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on March 20, 2017
It's Cussler ... no disappointments!
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on August 20, 2009
Corsair beginning didn't seem typical Clive Cussler novel and the start was slow.
I was almost ready to give up by page 10, something that's never happened in a Cussler novel.
But patience was a virture, and when it got started it was with a huge bang,
the kind of bang that only Clive Cussler can deliver. And Corsair never stopped delivering the real goods.
Cussler characters only get better with each book, deeper and more complete, complex and in-depth.
It was a great read from cover to cover. The stories Mr. Cussler tells are always fresh and lively,
his characters growing and full of life, a happy and exciting merge between total fantasy and the
"What's really going on out there in the world that they don't tell us about and don't want us to know"
school of thought. Clever! Cussler and his cohorts, including an always wonderful cast of wild and
crazy characters have simply done it again. Of course! Hurray for them! I've never been disappointed
in an Oregon Fiales or Dirk Pitt novel, and gladly remain one of millions of loyal fans of Cussler,
his co-authors nd the great and imagatitive charcters in each novel. Hurray for Corsair!
Hurray for Clive Cussler! Hurray for all of us who rush out for each new novel. And finally,
of course, a huge thank you to a fun, original and consistently imaginative author.
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on June 6, 2017
Good book
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on January 1, 2017
Another great read by Clive Cussler!

Keeps you on the edge of your chair as most of the Oregon Series of his stories will.

Action Packed, intrigue,a tale that today's worlds violence filled world of terror. Can the find a way to actually bring Peace to the Middle East?
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