The Adventures of Gabriel Celtic

The Adventures of Gabriel Celtic

Friday, October 14, 2011

Review of The Silent Sea by Clive Cussler

Clive Cussler’s ‘The Silent Sea’ is another of his ‘Oregon Files’ series of books, about a private corporation that travels around the world in a old ratty looking ship ( The Oregon), getting the United States out of trouble in various hotspots around the world.
Of course, the ship is a conveniently disguised super ship underneath it all, able to do almost anything that they need it to do.
Juan Cabrillo, Chairman of the corporation, is a throwback to the swashbuckling hero’s of history, using his knowledge, courage, and crew of tech-savvy fighting men to save the day.
In The Silent Sea, Argentina teams up with China to claim part of Antarctica, and dares the world to interfere. China thinks it has a claim because one of their ships landed there over 500 years before, while Argentina is just being…Argentina, a large fish in a small pond.
With China backing its play, Argentina would become one of the largest oil producing nations in the world. China threatens to call all of her loans to the US if any world power tries to interfere with their plans, instantly sending the world into a major depression. Confronted with the doing nothing or plunging the world into economic depression, he looked back on the wisdom of his father.
“Do the right thing,” his father had often said, “the consequences are easier to deal with, no matter what you think.”

I love these guys!
They use everything in their power and save the day….again! It’s a feel good, high tech, right over wrong story that reflects what every man hopes he could accomplish given the same circumstances.
I highly recommend Clive Cussler’s books for their fast action, and well thought out stories.
Do the right thing!

JT Lewis

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