Dark Watch - Audio CD - Abridged Author:Clive Cussler and Jack DuBrul Abridged: 5 Compact Discs, Running Time: 6 hours, Narrator: Tom Wopat — Cussler's back, this time with coauthor Dubrul. For those readers who are still counting, it's Cussler's twenty-eighth book. This one involves the clandestine spy ship Oregon, whose crew -- led by one Juan Cabrillo -- work for what Cussler describes as "high-powered Western i... more »nterests."
Cabrillo's newest employers are a consortium of Japanese shipping tycoons who are being threatened by pirates. The plot includes commercial freighters that are disappearing, missiles that North Korea is selling to Syria, bad guys planting a bomb on a ship that the U.S. wants to destroy, the sinking of a research vessel, covert operations from any number of nations, and the threat of diseases such as typhoid and cholera that could run rampant--and that's just the first 100 pages. These are a few trite lines ("We can't see diddly," for example) and an ending that doesn't come as a surprise, but Cussler's countless fans won't care.« less