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Cussler and Dirgo, coauthors of two nonfiction books (The Sea Hunters; The Sea Hunters II) team up this time to debut a new action-filled series, dubbed the Oregon Files, equal to any in the Cussler franchise. An organization of intelligent and superbly proficient mercenaries, known as the Corporation, is headquartered on the ship Oregon, a seagoing marvel of science and technology disguised as an ancient, rust-bucket cargo vessel. The leader of the Corporation-cool, brainy Chairman Juan Cabrillo-explains the mission of his organization: "We were formed to make a profit, that's for sure, but as much as we like the money, we are also cognizant of the chances that arise for us to somehow right the wrongs of others." They've been secretly hired by the U.S. government to find and acquire an ancient statue known as the Golden Buddha, stolen from the Dalai Lama upon his ouster from Tibet by the Chinese in 1959. An intricate plan is then set in motion culminating in the defeat of the Chinese in Tibet and the ascension of the Dalai Lama to his rightful place as the leader of the country. The list of characters, both good and evil, is long and sometimes confusing, but a useful directory is supplied. Cabrillo and crew are adept at high finance and diplomacy, playing the Russians off against the Chinese and winning over the United Nations. But it's the technology, real and imagined, that steals the show with awe-inspiring secret weapons and spy gear that the Defense Department would kill for. Readers will burn up the pages following the blazing action and daring exploits of these men and women and their amazing machines.
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It all started with Raise the Titanic (1976)--the point at which avid readers of adventure fiction date their "fanship" with Cussler. This, his third book with Dirgo, is the first novel in a new series called the Oregon Files. The cast of characters is headed by one Juan Cabrillo, the so-called chairman of the board of the Oregon, ostensibly a regular hauler but really a state-of-the-art intelligence-gathering ship that carries secret cargo and is armed with missiles and torpedoes. Working for the CIA, Cabrillo and a crew of former naval officers have been asked to return Tibet to the control of the Dalai Lama by making a deal with the Chinese and the Russians. This depends on finding a golden Buddha that contains maps and records related to Tibet's oil reserves. There's lots of talk about modern technology and stolen art, and the novel has its share of narrow escapes. What is evident from the start is that the good guys will prevail in the end, but even with the dearth of suspense, Cussler fans won't be disappointed. George Cohen
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Great adventure, Cussler knows how to capture the readers interest,I enjoyed every page of this book. I recommend it to all!Published 1 day ago by Robin
Clive Cussler is awesome adventure writer . I enjoy reading all his series from Dirk Pitt to the The Oregon which is a spin off from Dirk pitt seriesPublished 23 months ago by Michael Matthews
I just can't believe that i actually finnished the book. I usually really like Clive Cussler books, but this one was something else. Read morePublished on Dec 2 2004
I'm a relativly new Cussler reader and have been backtracking to read his older books and find the Oregon Files refreshing. Read morePublished on July 11 2004 by Jennifer Holton
The Golden Buddha by Clive Cussler
Over the years I have been reading most of Clive Cussler's adventure stories. Read more
I am a huge Cussler fan, but I am terribly disappointed in this book. I am sorry I wasted a gift certificate on it. I don't know who wrote this, but it certainly wasn't Dr. Read morePublished on July 7 2004 by Chris Leber
We have all become so comfortable with Dirk, Al and now Kurt that maybe we were expecting the comfortable ol' sneaker that seems to always fit just right. Read morePublished on June 14 2004 by J. Taylor
I don't understand all the negative reviews. I loved that this was different and with so many characters. Read morePublished on June 3 2004 by Stranjer
I listened to this book on CD. I cannot comment on how it comes across in print. On the CD, it is a cross between Mission Impossible and Charlies Angels (albeit male angels). Read morePublished on May 5 2004 by The Reader