|By (author):||Cussler, Clive|
|By (author):||Morrison, Boyd|
|Series:||Oregon Files, The|
|Subject:||FICTION / Action & Adventure|
|FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General|
|FICTION / Thrillers / General|
|FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense|
|Size:||7.50in x 4.25in|
|From The Publisher*||The dramatic Oregon Files adventure from the #1 New York Times–bestselling grand master of adventure.|
In 1902, the volcano Mount Pelée erupts on the island of Martinique, wiping out an entire city-and sinking a ship carrying a German scientist on the verge of an astonishing breakthrough. More than a century later, Juan Cabrillo will have to deal with that scientist's legacy. During a covert operation, Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon meticulously fake their own deaths-but when an unknown adversary tracks them down anyway, they must struggle to fight back against an enemy who seems to be able to anticipate their every move. They discover that a traitorous American weapons designer has completed the German scientist's work, and now wields extraordinary power, sending the Oregon on a race against time to stop an attack that could lead to one man ruling the largest empire the world has ever known.
|Review Quote*||"Piranha is a perfect beach read…the best entry in the series to date."- Associated Press|
"The action is supercharged."- Kirkus Reviews
"Cussler scores a direct hit. Series fans will have a lot of fun."- Publishers Weekly
|Biographical Note||CLIVE CUSSLER is the author of more than fifty books in five bestselling series, including Dirk Pitt, NUMA Files, Oregon Files, Isaac Bell, and Sam and Remi Fargo. His life nearly parallels that of his hero Dirk Pitt. Whether searching for lost aircraft or leading expeditions to find famous shipwrecks, he and his NUMA crew of volunteers have discovered more than seventy-five lost ships of historic significance, including the long-lost Confederate submarine Hunley, which was raised in 2000 with much press publicity. Like Pitt, Cussler collects classic automobiles. His collection features eighty examples of custom coachwork. Cussler lives in Arizona and Colorado.|
BOYD MORRISON is the author of six adventures, including the four Tyler Locke novels, most recently The Roswell Conspiracy and The Loch Ness Legacy. 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.