by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul
The U.S. secretary of state’s jet disappears while on the way to a pivotal peace summit set to convene in Tripoli, Libya. There is a sense of tremendous optimism about this particular meeting, primarily due to the personal character of the secretary herself. (It is not Hillary Clinton.) Heads of state and security forces alike are all in a panic when contact with the plane is lost, and the CIA contacts Juan Cabrillo, who mobilizes his fellow Corporation officers to find out what happened and try to save the conference.
The sixth book of the Oregon Files explores the concept of Islamic naval warfare throughout the ages, especially when the United States is (or has been) involved. A faint thread of Indiana Jones-esque detective work is involved with the narrative as the crew of the Oregon race against the clock to locate a historic artifact that can potentially save the U.S. secretary, and quite possibly bring lasting peace to the Middle East.
As per formula, this a fast-paced tale of high-tech adventure and intrigue, with a healthy mixture of fact and fiction.
Rated: Mild. Fewer than 10 instances of mild terms, and a half-dozen crude references to Deity. Descriptions of death and dismemberment are not overly grisly.