Dark Watch is the third book of the Oregon File series. This book is written by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul.
The books follow the mysterious “Corporation” and its leader Juan Cabrillo. The “Oregon Files” come from the name of the boat on which the series is based—The Oregon. The Oregon is a high-tech ship owned by the Corporation. It is disguised as a rusty old tramp steamer, to add to its appearance of authenticity this disguise is highly detailed; including a fake mess hall, a captain’s cabin with smoke infused substances, a dysfunctional toilet, and a painting of a depressing velvet clown. In reality it is a state-of-the-art ship with high-tech weaponry that would match the most advanced battle ship in the world and the luxury facilities that are on par with the best in the world.
Cabrillo and his crew aboard Oregon have made a very comfortable and very dangerous living working for high-powered Western interests. But their newest clients have come from the Far East to ask for Cabrillo’s special brand of assistance: a consortium of Japanese shipping magnates whose fortunes are being threatened by brutal pirates trolling the waters of Southeast Asia. Normally, such attacks on the high seas are limited to smaller ships and foreign-owned yachts-easy targets on the open ocean. Now, however, giant commercial freighters are disappearing. But when Cabrillo confronts the enemy, he learns that the pirates’ predations hide a deadly international conspiracy-a scheme of death and slavery that Juan Cabrillo is going to blow out of the water.
An good book with non stop action and drama over international waters. The characters and their actions of Oregon have become predictable by now and the ending is no surprise. But that does not take the entertaining value of the book and for a Clive Cussler fan this is another ‘must not miss’book.
- Author: Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul
- Publisher: Berkley
- Year: 2005
- ISBN: 9780425205594
- Cover & Page Count: Hardcover, 368 pages