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Mirage (The Oregon Files #9)

4.11  ·  Rating Details ·  4,768 Ratings  ·  325 Reviews
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

Hardcover, 401 pages
Published November 5th 2013 by Putnam Adult
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Nov 04, 2013 Cortana rated it it was amazing
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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
Bob Milne
Oct 08, 2013 Bob Milne rated it liked it
Although I've always been a huge Dirk Pitt fan - Raise the Titanic was one of the first 'adult' novels I ever read - I've hesitated to check out any of Clive Cussler's other series. Last year I finally got around to checking out the Fargo Adventures, with The Tombs catching my eye with its promise of archaeologists, secret historical sites, and hidden tombs - and I thoroughly enjoyed it. This year it's The Oregon Files wooing me deeper into Cussler's shared universe, with Nikola Tesla and the Ph ...more
Virginia Winfield
Oct 20, 2013 Virginia Winfield rated it it was amazing
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
May 23, 2013 Rushita rated it liked it
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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
Carolyn Spear
Jan 24, 2014 Carolyn Spear rated it it was amazing
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
Nov 19, 2013 Larry rated it really liked it
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
Jun 26, 2014 David rated it really liked it
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.
Jan 14, 2014 Stephanie rated it liked it
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Well, this book was typical Cussler. Fast-paced, unreal characters with access to money and toys, and of course the ever present bad guy. It wasn't his best, but was an easy read. I appreciate the books about the Oregon as there are multiple characters all with different quirks. I could have done without the strange little aside in the middle of the book where they rescued a billion dollars for the U.S. government, it was a waste of space. Also, seriously Cussler needs to work with the editors m ...more
Scott Liddiard
Jan 06, 2014 Scott Liddiard rated it it was amazing
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
Don Sparrow
Nov 15, 2013 Don Sparrow rated it liked it
Of the many series that Clive Cussler writes the "Oregon Series" staring Chairman Juan Cabrillo of the super spy ship the "Oregon" are by far my favorite. I have read all nine in the series. The non stop action, suspense,and daring escapes that I have come to expect are found in abundance in this latest effort. Cussler combines actual history with science fiction to provide the canvas for these action packed adventures. Let's face it; we always know that Juan and his crew will survive the many p ...more
Jan 28, 2014 Mary rated it really liked it
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
Dec 02, 2014 Bandit rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
After listening to Fargo audio adventures, I thought my expectations for Cussler's books were set adequately low, yet still this one managed to disappoint. Apparently this is number nine is series, didn't matter, it worked as a stand alone, it just didn't really work overall. Fargo series is made tolerable by history, this barely had any, intriguing beginning, but then pretty much nonstop maritime (and otherwise)action. I probably wouldn't even want to watch it as a movie, definitely don't want ...more
Dec 27, 2013 Jeffrey rated it it was ok
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
Feb 25, 2014 S rated it liked it
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.
Nov 04, 2013 Bob rated it liked it
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.
Lots of things that go, things that blow up, and a regular dose of weirdly over-detailed equipment, menu and personal clothing descriptions .
Mike French
Sep 25, 2013 Mike French rated it really liked it
A very enjoyable action packed advemture from Clive Cussler.
Julie Kellner
Oct 15, 2013 Julie Kellner rated it liked it
Another great Oregon Files story always enjoyable
Kyle Ohlsen
Jan 27, 2014 Kyle Ohlsen rated it it was amazing

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
Kathy Davie
Sep 11, 2012 Kathy Davie rated it really liked it
Shelves: action, thriller
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
Pamela Mclaren
Get ready for another adventure from Clive Cussler, Jack Du Brul and the crew of the Oregon. Its a roller coaster of a ride as the Juan Cabrillo takes on the challenge of rescuing a friend from a Russian prison deep in Siberia. But that adventure leads to another one and another and soon the intrepid crew are sailing all over once again to save the world from the bad guys.

If you like rollicking adventure fun that keeps you on the edge of your seat, this is one of the books to take you there. Alw
Maggie Shanley
Jan 25, 2017 Maggie Shanley rated it liked it
I listened to this one on audio in my car and at times, I got so caught up that I just sat in my driveway listening to the story! Things didn't all come clear with the technology on this one, but maybe it wasn't necessary.
Feb 19, 2017 Joshua rated it really liked it
Solid Cussler/Oregon Files story. The last with Jack Du Brul. Hopefully the next 2 books in this series are just as good. Sadly all the other Cussler story lines have fallen flat lately.
Feb 22, 2017 Pam rated it it was amazing
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Excellent book - enjoyed the audio more than the hardback I started to read. The suspense in the underwater scenes was so real.
Feb 24, 2017 Ginny rated it really liked it
I love all the Oregon books.
Apr 04, 2014 Vani rated it liked it
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
Jan 10, 2017 Paul rated it really liked it
Another nautical adventure potboiler from Cussler & Co. Fun to read.

As usual, it is rather disappointing to see the editing problems within. Apparently none of the authors and editors know the difference between "shutter" and "shudder," and a computer screen indicator is spelled "cursor", not "curser."
Susan Jones
Feb 15, 2016 Susan Jones rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the Oregon Files series.
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The latest Oregon Files adventure opens with Juan Cabrillo breaking into a Russian supermax prison to free a friend, the man who had helped outfit Cabrillo 19s ship, the Oregon, with its high-tech hardware. Shot during the escape, the man soon dies but not before uttering his cryptic last words, about an 1Ceerie boat, 1D the Aral Sea, and a name: Tesla. Cabrillo soon 14one might say almost too slickly soon 14finds the boat, a pleasure
Monique Snyman
Jan 08, 2014 Monique Snyman rated it it was amazing
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
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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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