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Shadow Tyrants (The Oregon Files) Hardcover – September 11, 2018
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"Cussler and action-adventure fans will love this … the sheer insanity of the story line will keep readers guessing about what’s going on until the last page of the book."—Associated Press
“Plenty of action.”—Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Boyd Morrison is the coauthor, with Clive Cussler, of the Oregon Files novels Typhoon Fury, Piranha and The Emperor's Revenge, and the author of six other books. He is also an actor and engineer, with a doctorate in engineering from Virginia Tech, who has worked on NASA's space station project at Johnson Space Center and developed several patents at Thomson/RCA. In 2003, he fulfilled a lifelong dream by becoming a Jeopardy! champion. He lives in Seattle.
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The main plot is that a group of "Nine" scholars have found a way to disrupt every computer in the world at one time. They would disable them so that they wouldn't never function again. The goal would be to "Thin the Herd" of humanity. They feel that 1/3rd of all people would die from starvation and lack of health care. But the rest would again learn how to deal with life in a more simple humn way.
It is a good plot. It could be so developed that it is awesome. But frankly I thought it fell flat.
I'll still by the next Clive Cussler book, but I will be a bit more reluctant to jump right on it. Thus it is a sad day for my love of Clive Cussler novels. As with many others I feel that Cussler had little to do with the writing of this novel and thus the reason for the flatness.
As I said I had a hard time putting this book down.
Great story well written and it does provide the reader with some things to think about regarding the future.
Excellent reading.money well spent.
The bad news is that now we have to wait for the next book to come.out.☺
One group of villains this time around with two competing threats, one of them a super computer ( The Jungle had an electronic/optical computer, Shadow Tyrants has a bio- based computer). It's no surprise that Cabrillo and the Oregon save the day.
I liked Typhoon Fury better I think but Shadow Tyrants is a pretty good book to spend time reading and keeping it around to read again. The Oregon Files series is one of the better Cussler labeled series, the Clive/Dirk books maybe as good.
This book is worth having.
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So whilst I do like the characters and concept not paying any more top prices for pretty naff story. I’m sure if you analysed the books whole sections are repeated in a lot of the books .
I was very disappointed - maybe it's a book too far?
I`m a bedtime reader, doing a few chapters before getting my head down, but it only takes a few days and the story is finished, good as they are!
Some of the scrapes are becoming predicable, but none the less they are an enjoyable read.