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Final Option

(Oregon Files #14)

4.49  ·  Rating details ·  1,877 ratings  ·  125 reviews
In Final Option, Juan Cabrillo fights the worst enemy from his past to the terrifying and unexpected ending created by the Grand Master of Adventure, Clive Cussler, in the latest action-packed thriller in his #1 New York Times-bestselling series.

When the CIA realizes the identities of three American spies in Brazil have been compromised, they turn to Juan Cabrillo and the
Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published November 5th 2019 by G.P. Putnam's Sons
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This is book fourteen of the Oregon Files Series. I have become a fan of the Oregon ship and her crew. In this book Juan Cabrillo faces his greatest enemy. His enemy has created a ship just like the Oregon to challenge Cabrillo. The story goes from a mysterious sinking of a nuclear attack submarine to the jungles of Brazil looking for a WWII era weapon.

The book is well written. The plot twists and turns. The action is fast and non-stop. The story kept me on the edge of my chair, and I just
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book sets the stage for changes to come in the series. It's a good book, and it's an opportunity for shifts in the dynamics of the series. That could be very interesting given that we're 14 books in. I can't wait to see what happens in the next release.
Dec 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this book! Again, as before, I listened to the audiobook, since I find Clive Cussler books very entertaining in that format. This latest Oregon Files story one is full of action. We go from a rogue German U-boat at the end of WWI to present day where Juan Cabrillo is being hunted by his former partner in the CIA who's out for revenge. These books can be formulaic, but I find this to have many unexpected twists and turns. The cast and crew of the Oregon are a dynamic team who are very ...more
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-20-season
A satisfying adventure save for the legion of doom bad guy convention that strains credulity in a world where maniacal is a better descriptor of the series collective antagonists much more so than memorable.
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh dear... have to wait a year to know... show me now! :)

The Oregon Files did it again! Fun, fast pace, on edge of your seat excitement and just an awesome crew. Boyd Morrison sends Clive Cussler last book of the year off with a BANG!
Jan 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
From the days of a high school reader of adventure/thriller fiction, for nearly 50 years, Clive Cussler and his stable of writers and series have delivered great entertainment...They have hit another one outta the park with "Final Option"...This one is the 14th of the "Oregon Files" series, one of which Juan Cabrillo and his Corporation must face one of their most terrifying challenges, an evil nemesis from Juan's past as well as a sister ship to the Oregon that can match her technology, but ...more
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Looks like Juan and his magic men and women of the Oregon are going to get a new ship. Cussler's hero's are indestructible, they always come out on top, but they sure do lose a lot of expensive equipment. A good book, now I want to read the next one.
Kathy Davie
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller-action
Fourteenth (but not last) in The Oregon Files action thriller series and revolving around Captain/Chairman Juan Cabrillo and the Corporation aboard the high tech, camouflaged Oregon.

My Take
I never knew that whales in different parts of the world had a different language. It does make sense.

It's a tale of very active vengeance using global third-person subjective point-of-view, and the Oregon has acquired quite a few enemies.

The good guys are characters with their own quirks and commonalties with
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If you are seeking the breathtaking thriller/adventure of the fall season, you need look no further. With FINAL OPTION, the latest Oregon Files novel, Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison have created the literary equivalent of candy --- the result of which is an extremely pleasurable sugar rush that leaves you wanting more.

First of all, I have to thank the authors for providing a “Cast of Characters” organized by ship or location. It really helped keep the dozens of characters straight, and I
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Final Option is a fast moving, action packed & riveting addition to one of my preferred Clive Cussler series - The Oregon (a quasi-military, mercenary crew working covertly for the benefit of the US). Final Option is now among my favorites in this series - well done, gentlemen! I highly recommend Final Option.

I have devoured each of the previous Oregon novels. The characterizations are detailed, believable, and continually developed. I can see the characters in my minds eye as the scenes
Bill Huffman
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: z2019, znovember
The Final Option is a fast-moving, exciting read that kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. The crew of the Oregon sustain a lot of injuries and I don’t see they can even get in a nap as the pace is so fast. I think Clive and Boyd compete with themselves as to how many amazing rescues they fit into each book. I had originally taken off 1 star because the main premise of the book (that an exact duplicate of the Oregon was built and manned and put into operation in a such a short time ...more
Robin Crawford
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another winner

The 14th installment in the Oregon Files series didn’t disappoint. Enjoyed this one immensely and look forward to the next book!
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another good one! I sure do enjoy the adventures!
Bill Donhiser
I really enjoyed this book. Typical Clive Cussler and a lot of fun. I especially enjoyed the cross over characters from his other series. well done and highly recommended
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I always enjoy a Clive Cussler story no matter who writes it Final Option is no different. It seems with time they get shorter and shorter or I am reading faster and faster but always entertaining. The good guys win in the end overcoming fantastic odds with death daring feats of mind and body. The action is non stop and keeps going through the entire book this one ending with the demise of the Oregon (on the cover). The description of how events play the physical surroundings action are great ...more
Rita McDowell
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh wow! as usual! Definitely a cliff hanger! What is next and how soon? Keep up the awesome writing and entertainment! AWESOME!!!
K Saju
Nov 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
One of the better ones
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
#14 in The "Oregon" Files series. This 2019 series entry is #5 by authors Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison, after entries penned by Clive Cussler with co-authors Craig Dirgo (2 entries) and then Jack du Brul (7 entries). This time out, Chairman Juan Castillo and the Corporation encounter a massive set of plot twists. Betrayed operations, a mole within the CIA, an old enemy rising from the dead, and what sounds like a cliché - Castillo's most deadly threat yet. With references to past operations ...more
Dec 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Clive Cussler books always start with something that has happened in the past that then becomes important in the present. In this story a German U-boat is attacking ships using a new weapon called a sonic disrupter and it drives people crazy. The story then jumps to the present and the crew of the Oregon have been tasked with saving some CIA undercover operatives. Things go badly and the crew is upset. They try to figure out what happened. In the meantime a ship looking exactly like theirs is ...more
Nov 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of the best in the Oregon files series, that once again, I'm lucky to have had the chance to get my hands on in the day when it was released to the public, me I'm really grateful to the publishers and distributors who made it happen, and not last to the author who's spoiling us with such a great book to enjoy...

If you follow this author's work, this book won't disappoint, either, it's full of action and adventure, with plenty of twists and turns at every corner while the plot is unfolding.

Gloria Cangahuala
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison deliver another rollicking adventure in the Oregon files series. In "Final Option" Juan Cabrillo and his team from the Oregon find themselves up against a relentless adversary who is hell-bent on destroying Juan by any means possible. In addition to possessing a secret weapon created in the days of World War I, Juan's enemy also has a ship that seems to be identical to the Oregon in appearance, hidden technology, and weaponry. Has Juan finally met his match?

Nancy Novacek
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished-reading
"Final Option" by Clive Cussler
AWESOME! This creation is just so supberb! This is the lasted in the Oregon Files and is an extraodinary page turning adventure. Unfortunately, I can only give it 5 stars when it deserves so many more.
It is action packed and starts right at the beginning. No slow spots at all. I even got educated on some fancy malware that is out and about. i cheered right along with the crew when Juan raised the stars and stripes on the Oregon. I did gasp a couple of times too. (I
Craig Wakefield
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Clive Cussler normally does not provide much of a back story of characters in his stories, yet here in Final Option we learn more of Juan Cabrillo, the mistakes he has made and the price he has paid even to himself. The ramifications of what occurred in the past affect the fate not just of Cabrillo, but also his ship the Oregon as well. It is not often that we see the Oregon and it's crew so down trodden and at wit's end.

How many times does Cabrillo almost have to die in one novel? Is the
Fred Rayworth
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Final Option was another great read in the Oregon Files. This time Juan Cabrillo and the team face someone out for revenge. They have a unique weapon at their disposal and come after Juan directly. Of course, mayhem ensues.

What makes this one unique, at least for me was the more controlled point of view. As always, it was solid third-person, past-tense, but this time it was a lot more limited than usual with almost no head-hopping, which is a pet peeve of mine. The writing was above average, and
Dec 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio
Another enjoyable installment in the "Oregon Files" by Clive Cussler. After beginning my Cussler "journey" with the original Dirk Pitt stories, I discovered the Oregon series. They are hands-down my favorite of Cussler's tales. Juan Cabrillo and his crew are once again swash-buckling their way around the globe. The Oregon has an evil twin-- and her crew is intent on bringing down Cabrillo, his crew, and his CIA handler. They will stop at nothing to make Cabrillo PAY. Although probably ...more
I will admit that I had a rough time getting into this one - the first few chapters gave me the impression that the story, the villain, the manner of disruption was too familiar and with the duplicate Oregon freighter blackening the original Corporation's ship and staff, it seemed nearly cliche'd.

Thankfully, I kept reading and it did get better - especially as Juan and crew focused on Tate, their opponent with his crew and allies. Even a NUMA ship as well as Pitt and Sandecker make an
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Juan Cabrillo and the Oregon find themselves in a deadly battle with an ex CIA operative who Juan was instrumental in getting sent to prison. He managed to escape and teaming up with his lady friend and another CIA agent he had an exact juplicate of the Oregon built and using a unique sonic device to cause psychosis in those it was used against he has been disabling ships and looting and sinking them and making it look like the action of the Oregon. His final plan is to sink the Oregon and kill ...more
Richard West
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adventure, thriller
You've got to hand it to Clive Cussler - he keeps cranking 'em out and keeps finding new adventures for his characters. This time around, it's the 14th installment in the Oregon Files with Juan Cabrillo and his crew. And, there's not just one Oregon supership, but two - the second being captained by a Cabrillo enemy. His mission? Destroy the Oregon, Cabrillo, his crew and anyone else who gets in the way.

Reads fast and is a page-turner like other Cussler adventures, and as usual, the fun lies in
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great book

Love Clive Cussler series. All of the great writing. Keep them coming back. Looking forward to my next adventure. With all the characters. Always looking for the next adventure. I have read almost every book he has written. Mmmmm~mmm~~mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm~mmm``nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnjjjjjjjjjjjjjug uh ugbububg uh bububub u bubu bubub uh ub u bubbu b u bub u bu bu bu bu bubu b uhh u bu bu buj
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adventure, audiobook
Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon face an old enemy from Juan's CIA days. At first they don't know what they are facing.
Death is a real option for Juan, his crew and Langston Overhold.
As always, Scott Brick's performance is amazing. I love listening to books narrated by Scott Brick.
I really enjoyed this installment of the Oregon Files. I won't tell you if they live to fight another day.
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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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