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The Ronish family had owned Pine Island, part of Washington State for generations The mystery of the deep pit on the island had been investigated by many, but disaster struck each time In December of 1941 it was the turn of the five Ronish brothers to uncover the mysteries of the deep four were old enough but the youngest could only watch on But once again tragedy struck then with news of the war and Pearl Harbour the older brothers headed off to fight In the current day, Juan Cabrillo was The Ronish family had owned Pine Island, part of Washington State for generations The mystery of the deep pit on the island had been investigated by many, but disaster struck each time In December of 1941 it was the turn of the five Ronish brothers to uncover the mysteries of the deep four were old enough but the youngest could only watch on But once again tragedy struck then with news of the war and Pearl Harbour the older brothers headed off to fight In the current day, Juan Cabrillo was Chairman of the Corporation Captain of the ship the Oregon, he was part of an intense and dedicated team of men and women controlled in part by the government So when Juan was told to search for a crashed US satellite which had landed in the jungles of Argentina, there was no time to plan ahead as he would normally do thirty six hours was his deadline It was while his team of four were trekking through the jungle that a stunning discovery was made which would alter the course of history, and put countries in danger, especially the United States.As the danger escalated the two seemingly unrelated incidents, sixty years apart began to draw together With the Chinese and Argentinians involved, plus the freezing Antarctic coastline Cabrillo and his team were stretched to the limit With shocking revelations of a five hundred year old curse, would Cabrillo and his team succeed, or would they succumb to the worst possible scenario I thoroughly enjoyed this entertaining novel by Clive Cussler I had not read him for probably four years I think I had overdosed When I decided to read him again, I was curious to see if the enjoyment was still there it most definitely was The pace is fast, with full on action and likeable characters The twists and turns make it easy to keep turning the pages to the end I highly recommend this novel and I will be reading 3.5 stars Fun Oregon Files adventure set mainly in South America and the Antarctic As always lots of action. I tried to get into this one but it had a very slow start and I gave up after a time Perhaps I will give Cussler another audio CD or book try but for now it s on to other reading listening projects OVERALL GRADE D plus to C minus. This is one of my faves of the series so far This one wasstory than characters but that is okay Neat ending I m not a huge fan of Clive Cussler s Dirk Pitt novels They re fine, but I just never connected.However, I have enjoyed both of his Spy series novels The Silent Sea is the first I ve read from the Oregon Files, and I really enjoyed it.The Oregon is a super high tech ship disguised as a decrepit junk heap It has its own helicopter, torpedos, minisubs, and priceless works of art on the walls No, I m not kidding.Anyway, Argentina and China have claimed sovereignty over Antarctica, and they ve b I m not a huge fan of Clive Cussler s Dirk Pitt novels They re fine, but I just never connected.However, I have enjoyed both of his Spy series novels The Silent Sea is the first I ve read from the Oregon Files, and I really enjoyed it.The Oregon is a super high tech ship disguised as a decrepit junk heap It has its own helicopter, torpedos, minisubs, and priceless works of art on the walls No, I m not kidding.Anyway, Argentina and China have claimed sovereignty over Antarctica, and they ve built a secretIt doesn t matter, really There are bad guys and wisecracking good guys, strong women, smart people, and lots of gadgetry It s not plausible, and that s fine It s neither a military history nor a scientific treatise It s an entertaining, fast read, and there are very few slow parts The last paragraph put a big grin on my face, and now I can take a nap The Silent Sea isn t literature Then again, I m reading it between A Tale of Two Cities and Fitzgerald s The Beautiful and Damned I didn t need it to be I needed a fun entertainment, and The Silent Sea delivered The Silent Sea is the 7th book in The Oregon Files series by Clive Cussler This is the 5th book in which the co author is Jack Du Brul.Juan Cabrillo and his crew are asked by the CIA to retrieve a piece of NASA technology that has been lost over Argentina While searching for the crashed satellite, the crew makes an astonishing discovery that leads back to a small island in the US and a long ago Chinese expedition What ensues is a race to prevent territorial thievery, avoid ecological disaster The Silent Sea is the 7th book in The Oregon Files series by Clive Cussler This is the 5th book in which the co author is Jack Du Brul.Juan Cabrillo and his crew are asked by the CIA to retrieve a piece of NASA technology that has been lost over Argentina While searching for the crashed satellite, the crew makes an astonishing discovery that leads back to a small island in the US and a long ago Chinese expedition What ensues is a race to prevent territorial thievery, avoid ecological disaster and find answers to a mystery that is decades old Oh, and doing that all in direct opposition to the wishes of the US This plot was interesting but convoluted and took some time to all come together As usual, Cabrillo and his crew manage near impossible feats of derring do and are able to bring the mission and then some to a successful conclusion The only sour note was that the ending fell kind of flat after all the intrigue and explosive action That won t stop me from continuing the series, however, and I look forward to future adventures with The Oregon and its crew.Rating 4 stars The story seemed a little too fantastic and unreal, but exciting. *DOWNLOAD EPUB ⇵ The Silent Sea ☠ Clive Cussler s tales of the Oregon and its crew the clever, indefatigable Juan Cabrillo and his merry band of tough, tech savvy fighting men and women Publishers Weekly have made fans of hundreds of thousands of readers But the Oregon s sixth adventure is its most remark able one yet On December five brothers exploring a shaft on a small island off the coast of Washington State make an extraordinary discovery, only to be interrupted by news of Pearl Harbor In the present, Cabrillo, chasing the remnants of a crashed satellite in the Argentine jungle, stumbles upon a shocking revelation of his own His search to untangle the mystery leads him, first, to that small island and its secret, and then much farther back, to an ancient Chinese expedition and a curse that seems to have survived for than five hundred years If Cabrillo s team is successful in its quest, the reward could be incalculable If not the only reward is death So, I decided to take a break from vampires and werewolves and all things paranormal I picked up The Silent Sea because I have enjoyed all of Clive Cussler s books I was not disappointed Clive Cussler has a way of creating great action stories, full of suspense and lots of firepower and explosions This story starts on an island off Washington State, moves to Argentina, Texas, and Antarctica And just when I thought I would read a book that was vampire free, there was a reference to the Twili So, I decided to take a break from vampires and werewolves and all things paranormal I picked up The Silent Sea because I have enjoyed all of Clive Cussler s books I was not disappointed Clive Cussler has a way of creating great action stories, full of suspense and lots of firepower and explosions This story starts on an island off Washington State, moves to Argentina, Texas, and Antarctica And just when I thought I would read a book that was vampire free, there was a reference to the Twilight books, as the action moved to the town of Forks, Washington.It doesn t really matter what the story is about It s about all the gadgets and machinery that the Corporation uses It s a fun read and that s all What spoilt this book for me was the sloppy editing If you re buying a self published book for 99p off Kindle you might expect a few typos but if you re paying rrp 18.99 for a first edition hardback, you expect quality and professionalism You can barely go 8 pages without a typo some of them glaring And not just the editing the authors made one or two real clangers themselves Try this for size p75converging on a levelled off section of hillside at least two acres across That s What spoilt this book for me was the sloppy editing If you re buying a self published book for 99p off Kindle you might expect a few typos but if you re paying rrp 18.99 for a first edition hardback, you expect quality and professionalism You can barely go 8 pages without a typo some of them glaring And not just the editing the authors made one or two real clangers themselves Try this for size p75converging on a levelled off section of hillside at least two acres across That s like saying I trod in a puddle that was six gallons deep At another point it became evident that much of the story had been dictated, as a similar sounding word but of completely different and irrelevant meaning had been inserted Overall the quality of editing gave me the impression of a rushed production.The story Usual Cussler production line Entertaining, plenty of action, technically plausible, but variation on the same old theme Something gets lost a long time ago clues lead to its rediscovery today good guys chase bad guys to find it first confrontation good guys win All very predictable.Don t get me wrong I like Clive Cussler novels They re pure escapism and if you don t mind reading the same plot over and over, with just the settings and some of the characters changed, they re good fun However, the sloppy editing in this one spoilt it for me, and for that I give it a 2 star rating