Mirage (The Oregon Files, #9)
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Mirage (The Oregon Files #9)

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The extraordinary new novel in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series from the grand master of adventure.

In October 1943, a U.S. destroyer sailed out of Philadelphia and supposedly vanished, the result of a Navy experiment with electromagnetic radiation. The story was considered a hoax — but now Juan Cabrillo and his Oregon colleagues aren’t so sure.

There is talk of a ne...more
Hardcover, 401 pages
Published November 5th 2013 by Putnam Adult (first published September 1st 2012)
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Khamneithang Vaiphei
Clive Cussler, author of the bestselling National Underwater and Marine Agency and Dirk Pitt series, created his most intriguing high seas action hero: the enigmatic captain of the Oregon, Juan Cabrillo who was introduced with the first Oregon Files series Golden Buddha in 2003.

Juan Cabrillo is Chairman of the "Corporation", a special US Government-sponsored group that operates out of a ship called the Oregon; a marvel of scientific research equipment bristling with state-of-the-art weaponry - b...more
One of the better Clive Cussler & Co books I have read of late. It was great to catch up with Joe Cabrillo and The Corporation for another one of their bonecrunching adventures.
Carolyn Spear
As always, Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul deliver nonstop, full on action with core characters I care about. The crew of the Oregon is family (as stated at the end) and while they are mercenaries, they are honorable men and women who choose jobs with a conscience.
I never want to give away a book's plot or twists because those are the parts I like the best. I will say that if you like history, science and intrigue woven through your thriller/adventure, this is right series. Cussler and Du Brul c...more
Scott Liddiard
This was an amazing book. It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time with a good sense of realism. It wasn't too far out there for me to not want to keep reading. It went into pretty good detail to describe the things that it had in the book. Anywhere from weapons and injuries to boats and clothing. It also gave a little bit of conspiracy to get you thinking. It has constant surprises that blow your mind. The hero isn't invincible either. He gets injured and needs help. It isn't just some...more
Virginia Winfield
Love these books. Always a lot of action. The guys and gals of the corporation are fun. Never a dull moment and they always save themselves and many others.
Bree T
Juan Cabrillo is the leader of the mysterious Corporation, a highly skilled group of people who can be hired to find out information, track someone down, pick up or deliver some goods…basically anything at a price. Cabrillo works out of the Oregon a sea-going vessel deliberately dumbed down to look much slower and older than she really is. Her slightly battered facade hides a highly efficient motor, a shedload of sophisticated and deadly weaponry and an even more highly efficient state of the ar...more
Mirage is the latest instalment in The Oregon Files by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul. Juan Cabrillo and his distinguished crew are back yet again for another death defying adventure on the high seas. There are explosions, narrow escapes and a mystifying new weapon, however this action packed story was not as satisfying as previous Oregon adventures. Though it doesn’t live up to its predecessors, Mirage is still good read for adventure fans.

The appeal of this story lies in its extraordinary pre...more
I didn’t feel like Mirage was one of Clive Cussler’s best books. I thought it fell short of his normal outstanding quality; however, it was still an ok read. It had a good plot, but almost everything in the book happened to Juan Cabrillo. Don’t get me wrong, Juan is great, but this was just a little too much going here and there throughout the read. Sure hope his books get better instead of like this one since I normally enjoy them so much.
I’ve probably read dozens of Clive Cussler books. After a while, each of his various series becomes repetitive – same stuff, different location. (I have stopped reading Dirk Pitt and Isaac Bell novels.)

However, I look forward to Cussler’s “Oregon files” books – and enjoy the work of his coauthor, Jack Du Brul. (Du Brul also writes with Tom Clancy.)

The “Corporation" and Captain Juan Cabrillo are back! The plot doesn’t matter. I enjoy the characters…a bunch of SEAL-type mercenaries with a conscien...more
Decent, typical plot line for a Cussler novel, but a serious deviation in the Oregon Files. This time it's personal, so Cabrillo acts like a one-man band in this one. The support from the rest of the Corporation receives short shrift, and I was truly disappointed. The feel of a collective effort was nonexistent and, though a good read, this wasn't the usual writing that makes a Cussler novel hard to put down. That, and the ending is among the worst contrived in any of Cussler's oeuvre. Very unsa...more
I was glad to get the new Oregon Files book but it seemed a bit slower to start than the previous books in the series. The idea behind the story took a lot more explanation and backstory so the action would surge and lag. Not that I didn't enjoy reading the book, I did, I read it in just over 2 days. Once again I'm happy to say that the men and women in this book are friends and co-workers but they're not hopping into bed with one another, or anyone else for that matter, on every other page. I f...more
In this ninth installment of the Oregon Files, Juan Cabrillo, Captain of the decrepit freighter, Oregon, has been commissioned to rescue a man called Yuri Borodin, who's been incarcerated in a prison in Siberia by the Admiral of the Russian fleet, Pytor Kenin. Cabrillo's personal interest in the case stems from an old friendship he shares with Borodin and it's no wonder that he successfully accomplishes this most difficult mission. But as fate would have it, just before the duo have reached Oreg...more
#9 in the Oregon Files series (#7 co-authored by Jack Du Brul). Juan Cabrillo and the members of "The Corporation" pack a lot on their mercenary plates for this outing. An escape from a super-max Siberian prison, investigation into the heritage of Nicolai Tesla, the Philadelphia Experiment of 1943, American George Westinghouse's yacht found in the dried bed of the Aral Sea, a potential war between China and Japan, and a rogue Russian Admiral provide a sampling. Non-stop action provide an irresti...more
Clive Cussler wrote an amazing book called Mirage. The theme of the story is always be on your guard and not to trust people that you really don’t know. Clive Cussler is a long winded writer and he is very detailed in his books so they are long but they are very interesting. They story’s that he makes up are mostly mystery’s and he balances out the action from the main story line very well. The book mirage written by Clive Cussler is a book that keeps you reading because there are plot twists ev...more
Kyle Ohlsen

Mirage was written by Clive Cussler along with Jack Du Brul in 2013. Mirage is a work of fiction that was published by the Penguin Group. Mirage is about a high tech boat that is run my mercenaries that are out to save the world from a retired American businessman who is selling technology to the Chinese.

The book starts off on a boat off the coast of the United States that experiences an unusual phenomenon. A blue light appears on the horizon and slowly blankets the entire sky. All the me...more
Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon take on a Russian Military Officer who is operating outside the government. Typical Cussler fare with loads of action as the Oregon crew work on several tasks one of which putts them all in danger from their opponents. As usual the back story includes a secret device from the files of Nicola Telsa that the Russian s built and sold to the Chinese.
Richard Turner
As a fan of the Oregon Series by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brull, Mirage, the latest entry in the series is a first rate novel. Combing a mystery from the past with a present day crisis, the team from the Oregon is in action from the beginning to the end of the novel.

A superb addition to the series and one that I would heartily recommend to lovers of the genre.
Tobin Deering
I thought this was a very interesting book. It was a very easy read and a very cool book. The book is about a United states naval destroyer which supposedly vanished with an experimental weapon that was designed by Nikola Tesla. The story takes place and is an interesting combination of mystery and adventure as the main Characters try and find out what truly happened to the Destroyer and how the can stop the weapon that was designed off the Original notes of the experimental weapon that was desi...more
Monique Snyman
There are certain authors that simply become synonymous with their genres. Stephen King is a horror/thriller genius, Tom Clancy knew more about military tactics and espionage than the Secretary of Defense, George R.R. Martin knows how to blend alternative history and fantasy together like no other… and when it comes to Clive Cussler, well let’s just say that nobody can write an adventure quite like he can.

Mirage revolves around the mysterious tale of Juan Cabrillo, who is on a dangerous mission...more
Another solid Oregon Files hit. Tons of action and adventure and interesting characters made for a fun ride. The Oregon File books have been Cussler favorite's of mine since Juan Cabrillo and his crew were first introduced and I've remained a fan even after I drifted away from his Pitt, Austin and Bell characters. And while I really liked this book I am only giving it 4 stars because of the way the authors drifted off topic about half way thru. I loved the side story but failed to really connect...more
This is the first of the Oregon Files books I've read and I enjoyed it very much. Since it's # 9 in the series, I guess there must be a lot of background of the main characters in the previous eight books but not knowing about them didn't hinder my enjoyment of this story at all. I would have to say that the books must stand alone very well. This one certainly did.

There was lots of excitement and mystery and the characters were very easy to keep in my head. I usually have a bit of a problem keep...more
Bob Nielsen
I really enjoy the Oregon Files Cussler books and this one is one of the best in the series. As much as I enjoy Cussler's work I have grown a bit weary of some of his other series, but I find myself really enjoying the Oregon series the most.

Jack Du Brul (with help from Clive Cussler) gives us another fantastic novel in the Oregon Files. This time Juan Cabrillo and his crew of the Oregon are not just saving a friend, but they inadvertently are also saving the world. Just like any Clive Cussler...more
Cook Memorial Public Library
MIRAGE is Number 9 in The Oregon Files series featuring Juan Cabrillo who is “Chairman” of the “Corporation” a secret US government group operating in the Oregon a high tech ship disguised as a commercial vessel. Packed with the usual Cussler action an intriguing plot nuance involves Nikola Tesla and his inventions from long ago. Add modern Russian bad guys and it keeps Juan and the crew hopping. Three and a Half Stars.

--Reviewed by Stephen

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Julie Kellner
Another great Oregon Files story always enjoyable
Ian Allan
I took a two-year break from Cabrillo on the boys. Got tired of them. A fun enough read, but just the same old stuff recycled over and over. Nothing memorable. Like a TV sitcom. Halfway through the first chapter in this one, I remembered why I took a break from this series. It's just a formula fiction. The grownup version of the teenage vampire books that the middle school girls are reading. Good enough book -- just as good as the first four-five Cabrillo books, which I liked very much -- but I'...more
Jeff Lindenberger
I have read all of the Oregon series books except for The Jungle, which I will get to sometime this year. This particular installment starts off with a bang and doesnt really let up. Fascinating action combined with history. The ending, and I am finding this with a number of authors lately, seems kind of thrown together. For instance, a chapter will end with a great satisfying action sequence and the next, towards the end, will begin with something like, "After a certain amount of time, while ge...more
Kathy Davie
Ninth in the Oregon Files spy thriller series revolving around the Chairman and his band of experts aboard the Oregon, a ship with its own illusions.

My Take
I do love this series. You can always trust the Corporation to have cool new toys and tricky strategies to bring to the action! When you add in the Oregon‘s illusions as well as the moral fiber of Juan Cabrillo and his people along with the detecting, it's a can't miss.

Yeah, it's similar to Cussler's Dirk Pitt and NUMA Files series, the names...more
Tom Donaghey
Yet another in Mr. Cussler's stellar array of tales of the sea and yet another thrilling action/adventure yarn. You can't go wrong with his brand of books as they never let you down. The heroes are always strong, inventive and one step ahead of the evil doers, the plots riveting and mildly convoluted like a killer water park ride, and the endings just as fun filled and exciting.
Mirage has to do with Tesla (a fascinating character in and of himself), invisible ships and a plot to start a war be...more
Oregon is a super-secret ship with extraordinary capabilities in the way of technology, speed, and weapons while disguised as a “rust-bucket” tramp steamer. Her Captain is Juan Cabrillo generally known as the Chairman and head of the Corporation, which owns the Oregon. Juan and the members of his crew, who are also the equity-owners of the Corporation, have their hands full in this adventure thriller as they initially try to solve the mystery of how a huge and very opulent vessel from more than...more
For those of you who have read the previous books in this series, I found it to be not as much action as the previous books, and that the authors (well, truly on Du Brul) have done better in the past. However, the book was still interesting enough to keep me going, and in the end I do think it is a decent book.
There were also elements that at times seemed comically at how unrealistic could be, not giving away any major spoilers, but truly the number of times that someone can escape death every n...more
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Cussler began writing novels in 1965 and published his first work featuring his continuous series hero, Dirk Pitt, in 1973. His first non-fiction, The Sea Hunters, was released in 1996. The Board of Governors of the Maritime College, State University of New York, considered The Sea Hunters in lieu of a Ph.D. thesis and awarded Cussler a Doctor of Letters degree in May, 1997. It was the first time...more
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