Clive Cussler is the author of many "New York Times" bestsellers,
most recently "The Spy" and "Lost Empire." He lives in Arizona.
Jack Du Brul is a graduate of the Westminster School and George Washington University. Trying to add as much adventure to his life as he does to his novels, Du Brul has climbed Masada at noon, swam in the Arctic Ocean off Point Barrow, explored war-torn Eritrea, camped in Greenland, and was gnawed on by piranhas in the Amazon River. He collects zeppelin memorabilia and when not writing or traveling (25 countries and counting), he can be found in a favorite chair with a book and a brandy. Jack Du Brul lives in Burlington, Vermont.
A sunken treasure in a remote Washington State pit...a Chinese takeover of part of Antarctica...a shoot-out aboard a Mississippi casino steamboat. Where else could all this take place but in a Cussler novel? This seventh "Oregon Files" adventure, following Corsair-the Books on Tape/Penguin Audio edition of which received a starred review, LJ 8/09-brings back Juan Cabrillo and his band of supersleuths, who are this time trying to keep a vicious group of Argentine soldiers from establishing a foothold on the frozen continent with the help of their Chinese friends. Audie Award winner Scott Brick (see Behind the Mike, LJ 10/15/09) sustains just the right tone throughout this enjoyable mix of humor and nail-biting suspense. Recommended. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 11/1/09.-Ed.]--Joseph L. Carlson, Vandenberg Air Force Base Lib., Lompoc, CA Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.