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Clive Cussler's Hellburner (Oregon Files)

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It's entertaining, but there's only so many times I can read about the Oregon saving a city or country from annihilation with a few seconds left on the countdown clock through some crazy scheme Juan has cooked up. Hey, we're on a pier, now we are in the middle of the ocean, nope now we are approaching another country, wait we're in the US, no wait.

The Oregon continues to be a wizard ship with all the latest tech features to go along with a brilliant, capable crew.Spectacular fighting scenes ensue, with ex-SEAL Cabrillo displaying tenacity and skill worthy of the best fictional heroes. I thought the series ended with the death of Cussler but discovered it is now being written by Mike Maden. The decision to let her go by herself when her father was released so out of place and an obviously stupid decision it just left me wondering WTF.

Brooks places the epicenter of the Bigfoot war in a high-tech hideaway populated by the kind of people you might find in a Jurassic Park franchise: the schmo who doesn’t know how to do much of anything but tries anyway, the well-intentioned bleeding heart, the know-it-all intellectual who turns out to know the wrong things, the immigrant with a tough backstory and an instinct for survival. The atmosphere of the novel, set mostly on this wild Greek island, echoes strongly the classical tragedies of Greece. I have read many of the Clive Cussler books over the years but I got hooked on the Oregon Series and have followed it for many years. Michaelides seems also to be dipping into the world of Edgar Allan Poe, offering an unreliable narrator who feels more like a literary exercise. Mike Maden seems a capable author, but I'm realizing this series isn't ever going to evolve further and probably should have ended a few books ago.Instead of personality and quirks we get misogynistic descriptions of women and weird fixation on weight and hygiene for others. Here we have a crew member blinded in an attack, but I honestly didn't even care because I knew by the end of the book - just like Linda's deafness and Murph's paralysis in earlier books - that they'd be back to normal with no physical or psychological damage. This will likely be my last Oregon Files read, which is a depressing thought because it really has been a fantastic ride. In "Hellburner," we have Juan Cabrillo and the Corporation racing to prevent Greek and Armenian criminal masterminds from devastating modern Turkey with a Russian Doomsday weapon! Usually I'll be fine with reading a bad book if I like the characters but not even the Corporation could save this book this time.

Now, I don't know about you, but when I read the blurb of this book and saw a member of the Corporation was going to die, my attention was caught. We work closely with publishers and authors to ensure that we offer the best books on the market for your child. Smuggling weapons and drugs, this ruthless syndicate has been passed down the line from father to son.

The primary antagonists are two businessmen named Hakobyan and Katrakis, one Armenian and the other Greek, who have known each other for more than 50 years. The novel starts off with a murder, and with seven people trapped on an isolated Greek island lashed by a "wild, unpredictable Greek wind. Maybe, but the sasquatches whom the volcano displaced contributed to the statistics, too, if only out of self-defense.

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