Typhoon Fury by Clive Cussler

Typhoon Fury

Hired to search for a collection of paintings worth half a billion dollars, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon soon find themselves in much deeper waters. The vicious leader of a Filipino insurgency is not only using them to finance his attacks, he has stumbled upon one of the most lethal secrets of World War II: a Japanese-developed drug, designed, but never used, t...

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  • S Dizzy

    Whew! What a ride! Loved it!

  • Bob

    The crew of The Oregon have been hired to intercept a USB drive being passed over from a Gang in Vietnam to a Chinese intelligence operative. The meeting is to be on a train and the plan is to capture the USP and Copy it and return it undetected. They then get tasked to track down a Communist gang leader who has plans to take over the Philippine islands with an army souped up with a cache of super steroid pills recovered from a WWII lab in the tunnels of Corregidor. Much action and the rescue of

    The crew of The Oregon have been hired to intercept a USB drive being passed over from a Gang in Vietnam to a Chinese intelligence operative. The meeting is to be on a train and the plan is to capture the USP and Copy it and return it undetected. They then get tasked to track down a Communist gang leader who has plans to take over the Philippine islands with an army souped up with a cache of super steroid pills recovered from a WWII lab in the tunnels of Corregidor. Much action and the rescue of an art appraiser and her body guard ensues before the end of the tale. What can I say, I like Cussler. They are quick reads and keep you interest up from beginning to end.

  • Christian D.  Orr

    Another exciting adventure for Juan Cabrillo and his intrepid crew of the super spy ship "Oregon"....this time contending with a vile communist terrorist group from the Philippines, South African mercenaries, and a scary powerful drug that makes PCP look wimpy by comparison.

    RANDOM STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS:

    --pp. 16-17: Continuity error; first SGT Kekoa is described as having a rifle, then suddenly it's a Thompson SMG.

    --p. 35: If the Oregon Files novels were to be made into f

    Another exciting adventure for Juan Cabrillo and his intrepid crew of the super spy ship "Oregon"....this time contending with a vile communist terrorist group from the Philippines, South African mercenaries, and a scary powerful drug that makes PCP look wimpy by comparison.

    RANDOM STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS:

    --pp. 16-17: Continuity error; first SGT Kekoa is described as having a rifle, then suddenly it's a Thompson SMG.

    --p. 35: If the Oregon Files novels were to be made into films, and if either Josh or John David Booty were to go into acting, either one of them would be perfect to play MacD Lawless (except they'd have to dye their hair blond). And L.L. Cool J as Franklin "Linc" Lincoln.

    --p. 39: Would Filipino nationals really be using "miles" instead of kilometres?

    --p. 53: The actor who played Faisal in "True Lies" is whom I'd cast as Hali Kasim.

    --p. 64: Clint Eastwood or Burt Lancaster as Langston Overholt

    --p. 66: Gene Hackman as Max Hanley

    --p. 68: Kurt Russell as George "Gomez" Adams

    --p. 74: Raven Malloy = Sarah Dahrmawan (from Justin W.M. Roberts' "The Policewoman") or Trace Dahlgren (from Dick Marcinko's Rogue Warrior novels)? Beth Anders "could have appeared in a commercial for Scottish tourism," och aye, lass! (Portrayed by Julianne Moore perhaps?)

    --p. 77: Lookup 1990 robbery of Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston

    Eagle finial for a Napoleonic flag = shades of "Sharpe's Eagle!"

    --pp. 80-81: This would be where Brooks yells "MY FOOT HURTS!" (inside joke). "'Come with me if you want to live.'" Hmmm, deliberate reference to "T2" or mere coincidental cliché?

    --p. 89: Milkfish (Bangus)!

    --p. 91: "The Japanese were notorious for providing their kamikaze pilots with crystal meth." Wow, true story? A la the "go pills" given to present-day USAF pilots?

    --p. 96: Abandon Ship pub in Guam--real-life business establishment ?

    --p. 99: Juan Cabrillo a Caltech alum?? I thought he was Fucla?!?! And since when did Caltech have an ROTC program??

    --p. 103: Andre Braugher as Gen. Amos Jefferson?

    --p. 131: Nice shot, Raven! Yeah, definitely reminds me of Sarah Dharmawan.

    --p. 165: Michael Caine as Maurice (Michael Gough or Jack Watson back in the day)?

    --p. 174: Argh, Beth, you naive bitch!

    --p. 176: Vektor SP1 pistol!

    --p. 185: Zach Galifianakis (or Jack Black?) as Murph?

    --p.189: Raven's abdominal surgery; another reminder of Sarah Dharmawan! Hmmmm....a possible replacement for Mike Trono (RIP)?

    --p. 246: "Navy Tunnels??" But they were dug by the Army!

    --p. 331: Dave Batista as Locsin? Or maybe Manny Pacquiao as either Locsin or Tagaan?

    --p. 334: Kevin Smith (or Jack Black) as Kevin Nixon?

    --p. 336: "'Awards shows are overrated anyway.'" Haha, BOOYAH!

    --p. 337: Lookup: Bacolod, Negros Island

    --p. 339: John Cho (or Philip Rhee) as Eddie Seng?

    --p. 343: "'Locsin is pretty much the opposite of Bruce Wayne.'" Haha, true; homicidal communist vs. philanthropic billionaire.

    --p. 370: Um, even a heart shot won't necessarily instantly incapacitate a man high on drugs.

    --p. 377: Seriously, Cussler and his ghost writers try too hard to keep the language PG-rated.

  • Larry

    I anxiously awaited this book, the 12th in the series, and I was expecting the usual comic book-like, very formulaic read. I stopped reading other of Clive Cussler ‘s novels, but I still got a kick out of the Oregon Files series. I have found the ‘corporation’ (mercenaries), its spy ship and crew (especially artificial legged – and in NO WAY disabled -– Chairman Juan Cabrillo), which always work for the ‘good guys’, (typically the CIA) to be charming in the mold of James Bond (with even the corn

    I anxiously awaited this book, the 12th in the series, and I was expecting the usual comic book-like, very formulaic read. I stopped reading other of Clive Cussler ‘s novels, but I still got a kick out of the Oregon Files series. I have found the ‘corporation’ (mercenaries), its spy ship and crew (especially artificial legged – and in NO WAY disabled -– Chairman Juan Cabrillo), which always work for the ‘good guys’, (typically the CIA) to be charming in the mold of James Bond (with even the corny wisecracks). The skills, knowledge and technologies are more than a bit beyond believe, but fun.

    In this episode, a long lost drug developed in the Philippines at the end of World War II which creates super-humans, is rediscovered – and given that this is a Cussler novel, it is of course controlled by the ‘bad guys’. Well, I got most of what I expected … but it’s no longer as fun as it used to be. There’s a lot going on – combat, rescues, technology, drugs, communist insurgents, competing evil factions, art theft, a typhoon – too much. Action, action, action, action – but unfortunately (for me), not ‘that’ exciting. It’s WAY to contrived and predictable. (If there is a genera named Space Opera, maybe this is Action Opera.)

    It’s not a bad book. If I had just jumped into this book within the series it would be OK; perhaps more than OK. (A fun read for a long flight.) The thing I always had always liked most was reading about the ship itself – the disguised luxuries, technology and the wide-eyes those seeing its purpose for the first time. Yet, the series reader already KNOWS that the Oregon is the best weapons platform ever. What more can be done to improve it? The thing I enjoyed the least is that the series storylines (even while stretching my imagination) keep getting more and more harder to believe. The crew is the best and most courageous. Again, what more can be done to improve it? Even the amazing technologies (worthy of Bond’s “Q”) are getting old. The wisecracks too.

    I was happy to get to the end of the book and move on to something more interesting. I HATE to say it, but, like Cussler’s Dirk Pitt and Isaac Bell series, this is the last Oregon Files novel for me. It was a nice trip while it lasted though, thanks for the ride Clive.

  • Theresa

    This book has almost every little bit of type of mission in it and lots of exciting, new battles and stunts. I love this series. The way the ship is organized, the team dynamics and being the good guys. It all just fits together in a uniquely entertaining way.

    This time, after completing a mission involving a computerized spy list and a gun battle on a moving train, Team Oregon head out to investigate some stolen art involving drug lords and find themselves in the middle of a much larger and dead

    This book has almost every little bit of type of mission in it and lots of exciting, new battles and stunts. I love this series. The way the ship is organized, the team dynamics and being the good guys. It all just fits together in a uniquely entertaining way.

    This time, after completing a mission involving a computerized spy list and a gun battle on a moving train, Team Oregon head out to investigate some stolen art involving drug lords and find themselves in the middle of a much larger and deadly plot.

    Footnote: 1) the number of barrels exchanged doesn’t make sense. There were 20 barrels, 1 broke making 19. 15 were brought up first, then 3 more brought up but still in the water making 18. Leaving 1 good barrel down below (I broke). Then the negotiations start. 1 side has 15, other side asks for 6 back. Side 1 says he’ll give 4 since there are 2 more below (1 intact, 1 broken). Side 2 gets the 3 from the water. Thus, Side 1 has 11 (15-4). Side 2 has 4+3=7 (+1) =8. The total come out right but why did side 1 say you can only have 4 instead of 6 since there are 2 below? Sounds like he’s ignoring the 3 floating in the water. Odd negotiating.

    Fave scenes: the sled zip line, Beth seeing the Oregon, the shopping mall and flying through the roof.

  • Jean Poulos

    I have enjoyed the Oregon File Series by Cussler. This is book number twelve in the series. I noted Cussler has a different co-author, Boyd Morrison, for this book.

    Project Typhoon was a military name given to the drug developed by the Moral Division in World War II. Cabrillo and the Oregon crew are assigned the mission of finding the alleged hidden cache of the drug. Cussler provides a strong women character in this story. Beth Anders and her female bodyguard, Raven, have infiltrated Udom and hi

    I have enjoyed the Oregon File Series by Cussler. This is book number twelve in the series. I noted Cussler has a different co-author, Boyd Morrison, for this book.

    Project Typhoon was a military name given to the drug developed by the Moral Division in World War II. Cabrillo and the Oregon crew are assigned the mission of finding the alleged hidden cache of the drug. Cussler provides a strong women character in this story. Beth Anders and her female bodyguard, Raven, have infiltrated Udom and his group who are also after the drug. Anders is kidnapped. Cabrillo and crew to the rescue.

    The book is well written and is jam-packed with action. As with all of Cussler’s stories, there is a historical perspective. Most of the story is set in Asia which adds more excitement to the story. The characters are well developed and the plot twists and turns. This is a good “get away from it all” book.

    I read this as an audiobook downloaded from Audible. The book is just over twelve hours. Scott Brick does an excellent job narrating the story. Brick has narrated the entire series. Brick is as actor and a multi-award-winning audiobook narrator. He was a 2017 inductee to the Audible Narrator Hall of Fame.

  • Ron Hartley

    Guns

    Boats

    Explosions

    Submarines

    Bad guys

    Bad guys who are worse that those bad guys

    Bad guys who are worse than the first bad guys and the second bad guys

    Juan Cabrillo and his band of merry men and women take on Spies, Criminals, Communists and Mercenaries. Some have taken a drug that makes them a cross between evil Captain America and Bane - whom you could say is sort of Evil Captain America.

    As I read this, I could not help but think that this would have been a great Republic Serial if written in th

    Guns

    Boats

    Explosions

    Submarines

    Bad guys

    Bad guys who are worse that those bad guys

    Bad guys who are worse than the first bad guys and the second bad guys

    Juan Cabrillo and his band of merry men and women take on Spies, Criminals, Communists and Mercenaries. Some have taken a drug that makes them a cross between evil Captain America and Bane - whom you could say is sort of Evil Captain America.

    As I read this, I could not help but think that this would have been a great Republic Serial if written in the 1940's.

    Hey it's Clive Cussler and you know the formula - it is one that works.

    It is a fun read.

  • Kathy Davie

    Twelfth in The

    Files action/adventure thriller series and revolving around the Corporation, a covert team of specialists who sail the world in a tramp merchant ship.

    Cussler/Morrison are setting us up at the start with four separate scenarios that merge, keeping us informed all the way with global third-person subjective point-of-view, so we know what most of the characters are thinking. Very useful as Cussler has the action a’popping all over…and all over the world!

    It’s a case of l

    Twelfth in The

    Files action/adventure thriller series and revolving around the Corporation, a covert team of specialists who sail the world in a tramp merchant ship.

    Cussler/Morrison are setting us up at the start with four separate scenarios that merge, keeping us informed all the way with global third-person subjective point-of-view, so we know what most of the characters are thinking. Very useful as Cussler has the action a’popping all over…and all over the world!

    It’s a case of loyalty engenders loyalty and betrayal begets betrayal. I do have to laugh when bad guys betray each other. What do they expect? I’m simple at heart. Love works for me as does loyalty. And I do love it when the bad guys get theirs.

    Drug running — and a highly addictive addition from World War II(!), revolutionaries with some terrifying weapons, art theft, spycraft, and mercenaries all complicate the

    ’s mission — the team has a reputation and an in with the CIA. They're a handy group when the U.S. government needs deniability.

    What I love about this series are the core characters, the men and women who make up the crew of the

    and all those terrific gadgets. Yep, I’m gadget girl. I do love me them toys, lol. *Shudder*…those magnetohydrodynamic engines sound so cool! And note. I said “women”. Yep, women are as valued crew members as the men.

    The story also finds a replacement for Mike Trono. As for that desperate scientist…how stupid — and greedy — can he be?

    I had no idea there were over 7,000 islands that make up the Philippines!? And we learn the “real” reason the U.S. bombed Hiroshima.

    Hired to search for a collection of paintings worth half a billion dollars, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the

    soon find themselves in much deeper waters when they go up against the vicious leader of a Filipino insurgency who stumbled upon one of the most lethal secrets of World War II: a drug intended to turn soldiers into super-warriors.

    To stop him, the Oregon must not only take on the rebel commander, but a South African mercenary intent on getting his own hands on the drug, a massive swarm of torpedo drones targeting the

    , and an approaching megastorm that threatens a foundering ferry.

    …a business of former military, inventors, and artists who roam the world in the

    , a highly odorous, camouflaged ship, putting out fires for anyone whose operation isn’t in conflict with U.S. interests.

    , a former field agent with the CIA who has a double major in political science and mechanical engineering from Caltech and speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Russian, is the

    .

    had done two tours in Vietnam, time as a POW, and is their chief engineer and vice-president of the Corporation. When Juan is absent from the ship, he gets the Kirk Chair.

    , a Navy vet, is the Corporation’s vice-president of operations and an excellent ship handler, although Eric is better.

    , former CIA, speaks Mandarin and English and is the director of shore operations.

    , a former Army Ranger, is their best with a crossbow.

    , a former Navy SEAL, does like the weight room and is their best sniper — with a rifle.

    is the ship’s communications officer.

    is the resident expert in flying the

    ’s drones and their helicopter pilot.

    is the ship’s weapons officer with a love of skateboarding and video games.

    is Murphy’s best friend and their best ship handler after Juan. The

    can craft anything from disguises to incredible “toys” and is run by

    .

    is their on-board doctor with her own surgical suite.

    is the ship’s steward and former British Royal Navy.

    is an art historian with a knack for spotting forgeries and a talent for investigation; she works for Interpol as well as doing freelance.

    is a former MP investigator with a double major in psychology and Middle Eastern studies from West Point who speaks Farsi and Arabic and is now working as Beth’s bodyguard.

    had been Juan’s mentor and had later encouraged Juan to create the Corporation. He also assigns most of their missions.

    is the NSA’s chief cryptanalyst on this mission.

    …the main testing site for chemical and biological systems.

    is a scientist with a shaky product.

    is the chief chemist on the project.

    is in charge of assessing the project.

    mans the boat.

    is with the Philippine National Police. Fellow agents include

    .

    is the leader of a splinter cell.

    is his second-in-command and a marine engineer by training.

    , an Interior Ministry functionary, was a prisoner who became a guinea pig.

    is Locsin’s cousin and one of his most trusted men. The

    is the ship they use.

    is a research chemist who thought this was a stellar gig. Other chemists include

    and

    .

    supplies fire trucks and firefighting equipment all over Asia. The

    is a desperate ferry with over 1,200 passengers.

    is a drunken idiot from Florida.

    is a club.

    , a Thai drug dealer, needs authentication and appraisal.

    is a rival dealer.

    works for Interpol.

    claims to be a French Interpol agent.

    is a field agent for the Ministry of State Security.

    …one of Taiwan’s most notorious gangs and an enemy of mainland China and is led by

    .

    is a Taiwanese traitor.

    is a mercenary.

    is his second-in-command and a former commando.

    (with the 24th Infantry “Hawaiian” Division) is charged with keeping

    , a scientist, alive.

    is a steroid on steroids and developed during World War II.

    was a Japanese biological and chemical warfare group.

    (he invented Tupperware) created non-breakable containers for the military during World War II.

    Thirteen master artworks were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. A

    is a water-based, laser-focused bomb carrying 100 pounds of Semtex.

    The cover features a train crossing a truss bridge through very mountainous countryside and two men running along the top of the train. The main author’s name is in an embossed copper with a black outline at the top with the secondary author’s name in a tiny white at the right and underneath the primary’s. The title is right justified at the bottom in a large-scale font in an embossed white with a black outline with the series information in white tucked into the corner formed by the title.

    The title refers to the major theme as well as a major inconvenience, as the crew of the

    faces the

    .

  • Carol

    by Clive Cussler & Boyd Morrison

    Oregon Files series Book #12

    4.5★

    by Clive Cussler & Boyd Morrison

    Oregon Files series Book #12

    4.5★

    There are two things a reader is always guaranteed when picking up an Oregon Files book...excitement and an excellent, and entertaining read. [Typhoon Fury offers both of these elements in spades. The way Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon go after their mission like a force of nature itself. The bad guys are numerous...sometimes almost too numerous...and at one point there are actually three factions vying for "Typhoon". Although at times it seems the story is off balance...just hang in there reader and go along for the ride. You diffidently won't be sorry.

  • Tom Tischler

    Hired to find a collection of paintings worth a half billion dollars Juan Cabrillo and the

    crew of the Oregon are soon in deep trouble. The vicious leader of a Filipino insurgency

    is not only using them to finance his attacks but he has also stumbled upon one of the

    most lethal secrets of World War II. A Japanese developed drug designed but never used to

    turn soldiers into super warriors. To stop him the Oregon's crew must not only take on

    this rebel commander but also a South African mercenary int

    Hired to find a collection of paintings worth a half billion dollars Juan Cabrillo and the

    crew of the Oregon are soon in deep trouble. The vicious leader of a Filipino insurgency

    is not only using them to finance his attacks but he has also stumbled upon one of the

    most lethal secrets of World War II. A Japanese developed drug designed but never used to

    turn soldiers into super warriors. To stop him the Oregon's crew must not only take on

    this rebel commander but also a South African mercenary intent on getting his own hands

    on the drug. A massive swarm of torpedo drones are set to go against the U S Navy, a

    massive mega storm is approaching and a possible war that could envelope the entire

    Asian continent is brewing. These are just a few of the obstacles heading for the Oregon.

    Only Cussler could write something like this. It's a little far fetched but a pretty good

    story and I gave it a 4.


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