by Clive Cussler

3.50 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

3.50 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)


For five novels, Clive Cussler has brought readers into the world of the “Oregon,” a seemingly dilapidated ship packed with sophisticated equipment, and captained by the rakish, one-legged Juan Cabrillo. And now the “Oregon” and its crew face their biggest challenge yet.

Corsairs are pirates, and pirates come in many different varieties. There are the pirates who fought off the Barbary Coast in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the contemporary pirates who infest the waters of Africa and Asia, and the pirates . . . who look like something else.
When the U.S. secretary of state’s plane crashes while bringing her to a summit meeting in Libya, the CIA, distrusting the Libyans, hire Juan Cabrillo to search for her, and their misgivings are well founded. The crew locates the plane, but the secretary of state has vanished. It turns out Libya’s new foreign minister has other plans for the conference, plans that Cabrillo cannot let happen. But what does it all have to do with a two- hundred- year-old naval battle and the centuries-old Islamic scrolls that the Libyans seem so determined to find? The answers will lead him full circle into history, and into another pitched battle on the sea, this time against Islamic terrorists, and with the fate of nations resting on its outcome.
Readers will burn up the pages following the blazing action and daring exploits of these men and women and their amazing machines, ? writes “Publishers Weekly” of the “Oregon” Files series. And they?ll do it once again, with “Corsair.”

Genre, Thrill Mystery Adventure

About The Author

Clive Eric Cussler (born July 15, 1931) is an American adventure novelist and underwater explorer. His thriller novels, many featuring the character Dirk Pitt, have reached The New York Times fiction best-seller list more than 20 times. Cussler is the founder and chairman of the real-life National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA), which has discovered more than 60 shipwreck sites and numerous other notable underwater wrecks. He is the sole author or lead author of more than 70 books

Average Reader Rating

3.50 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings

Reader Reviews

6 reviews for Corsair

  1. 4 out of 5

    “Amazing Reading”

  2. 4 out of 5

    Having read and enjoyed Cussler’s latest in the Kurt Austin series, a character I’d encountered previously, I looked forward to meeting one of his recurring characters I hadn’t come across before. Juan Cabrillo is captain of a ship called the Oregon and ”Corsair” is the sixth in the series known as ”The Oregon Files”These minor personal concerns aside, however, ”Corsair” was still a very good read. Part of the beauty of the story is that it was so gripping that this point didn’t occur to me until after I’d finished the book, as it was so high paced that I didn’t really have time to register its absence.The focus on mechanical description more than people may have meant . It helped that there was more land action than is usual for Cussler’s work, which I personally prefer. It’s a well written and wonderfully paced story and whilst it may not be a gripping read, it’s certainly a decent one, although it’s not worth paying too much more than the 99 pence copies can be found for on eBay.

  3. 2 out of 5

    Fun book. If you’ve never read a Jack DeBrul/Clive Cussler collaboration before it’s very similar to a Dirk Pitt/James Bond/Indiana Jones type of plot line – archeological mystery, world or regional crisis, figuring it out, someone saves the day, etc.T It keeps the action going from start to finish. There are a few fight/battle scenes that are too drawn out and one or two over-the-top/unrealistic fight survivals by the captain of the Oregon. But that kind of goes with the territory/genre. Overall this was a fun read. I enjoyed it and looked forward to picking it up at the end of the day to see what would happen next. I would recommend it if you want a fun action book. 

  4. 3 out of 5

    This was a fun combination of contemporary politics (terrorism and extremism isn’t fun, but the complexity of the situation was well-presented and while outdated as this book already is due to the many changes and developments over the last decade, a lot still holds true), history, intrigue and adventure where impossibly noble and mostly bulletproof people do impossible things. So enjoy it for what it is, an improbable tale of adventure set in a not improbably world. I might only give it 3.5 stars because of the inevitable wanton destruction of interesting historical/archaeological discoveries conveniently made by the adventurers, but this is possibly my favourite book from the series to-date.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Another action adventure by Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon as they are contracted to locate the US Secretary of State whose plane has gone missing over Libya on the way to an international peace conference. If you haven’t met the Oregon and her crew before, the Oregon is and old rusted, dirty, dilapidated freighter that plies the oceans of the world. But that is just the public view, it is actually a totally modern ship filled with sophisticated technical equipment and arms and manned by a crew of ex military, technicians, business people and support staff. Its run as a private company the hires out to individuals and governments ( often the US government) to perform tasks that need to be done “off the books” as it were. What they don’t do is work for the “bad guys” but they get into just about anything else. Different cast and operational area, but typical of a Cussler book, fast read, lots of action, good escape reading.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Books which Clive Cussler write are for me those comfort books. I know everything will end well and I know that I will enjoy them.A extra in his books which I always enjoy is the different periods in the story.Pirates, the ‘American’ Lafayette…they’re all part of the past and make up our history. But in our present time pirates continue to capture ships, freighters… just as in Somalia.What they hadn’t expected of a battered looking freighter is to meet a crew belonging to a state-of- the-art fighting ship.At the same time an extremely important piece meeting is scheduled in Lybia. The person that will have the most change to make a chane during that meeting is the US secrety of State …. who was in the crashed plane on her way to te summit.Ancient jewels, terrorists, murder, torute, training camps and fighting make another great Cussler story complete

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