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Golden Buddha

Format:  Paperback,

432 pages

Publisher: Berkley Pub Group

Publish Date: Jul 2007

ISBN-13: 9780425218181

ISBN-10: 042521818X

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Juan Cabrillo's first adventure with the Oregon-a state of the art spy ship disguised as a nondescript lumber hauler-takes him and his crew into dangerous waters, as they try to put Tibet back in the hands of the Dalai Lama by striking a deal with the Russians and the Chinese. Cabrillo's gambling chip is a golden Buddha containing records of vast oil reserves in the disputed land. But first, he'll have to locate-and steal-the all-important artifact. And there are certain people who would do anything in their power to see

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Publisher: Berkley Pub Group
Publish Date: Jul 2007
ISBN-13: 9780425218181
ISBN-10: 042521818X
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 432
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.65

About the author

Biography of Cussler, Clive

Clive Cussler was born in Aurora, Illinois on July 15, 1931. He attended Pasadena City College for two years before enlisting in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. After his discharge from the military, he worked first as a copywriter and later as a creative director for two of the nation's most successful advertising agencies. At that time, he wrote and produced radio and television commercials that won numerous international awards, including one at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival.

He began writing in 1965 and published his first novel featuring Dirk Pitt in 1973. His first non-fiction work, The Sea Hunters, was published in 1996. He has written over 50 books including the Dirk Pitt series, the NUMA Files series, Oregon Files series, and the Isaac Bell series. He is the Chairman of NUMA (National Underwater and Marine Agency), a non-profit group which he himself began. He and his crew of marine experts and NUMA volunteers have discovered over 60 historically significant underwater wreck sites.

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2004-03-15)

Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo is a lightweight, and so is his first story from Cussler. His ship, the deceptively derelict Oregon, may hold a bonanza down in its hold, but the tale lacks the wild excitement we've come to expect from Dirk Pitt's creator. This is a ho-hum account of a Golden Buddha that is supposed to hold the secret to mysterious gold fields and how Juan and his band of spy guys must somehow persuade China to release its control over Tibet and let the Dalai Lama return.

One chapter of a Dirk Pitt novel has more action in it than this whole book. Reader J. Charles doesn't help at all; even though his pronunciation of Chinese and Tibetan words is admirable, he does a lousy Texas accent and an even worse British one. This may be the first of the "Oregon Files", but Dirk Pitt fans everywhere will fervently hope that this is just a temporary detour. Not recommended.

-Joseph L. Carlson, Allan Hancock Coll., Lompoc, CA

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Library Journal (2003-09-15)

The cargo ship Oregon, which made a cameo appearance in Cussler's Flood Tide, stars in this first book of a new series. With his team, Corporation chairman Juan Cabrillo travels the world in a ship that looks beat up but is actually a complete state-of-the-art spy vessel. The Corporation's latest mission will force them to steal a golden Buddha worth millions and attempt to get the Dalai Lama back into power in Tibet.

What's more, this mission must be pulled off in four days. If Cussler's books about NUMA (National Underwater & Marine Agency) are James Bond-style stories set on the ocean, then this title is a print version of the television show Mission Impossible, as evidenced by the outrageous plan, the meticulous timing, and even the peeling off of a latex face mask. Fans of Cussler will not be disappointed. For all library collections.

-Jeff Ayers, Seattle P.L.

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Juan Cabrillo's first adventure with the Oregon-a state of the art spy ship disguised as a nondescript lumber hauler-takes him and his crew into dangerous waters, as they try to put Tibet back in the hands of the Dalai Lama by striking a deal with the Russians and the Chinese.

Cabrillo's gambling chip is a golden Buddha containing records of vast oil reserves in the disputed land. But first, he'll have to locate-and steal-the all-important artifact. And there are certain people who would do anything in their power to see

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