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The Silent Sea

The Silent Sea
Author Clive Cussler & Jack Du Brul
Country United States
Language English (American English)
Series The Oregon Files novels
Genre Thriller novel
Publisher Putnam
Publication date March 10, 2010
Media type Print (Hardcover)[1]
Pages 403 (hardcover edition)
ISBN ISBN 0-399-15625-9 (hardcover)
Preceded by Corsair (2009)[2][3]
Followed by The Jungle (2011)

The Silent Sea is the seventh novel of Clive Cussler's Oregon Files series. The hardcover edition was released March 9, 2010. Other editions were released on other dates.


This book is about a series of exploits by the Corporation, headquartered in The Oregon, a ship that from the outside looks as if it is ready for the scrapyard. In reality this is a ruse, as the ship is as high tech as can be. The Corporation is hired to hunt for and recover a NASA satellite that went down in the jungles in Argentina. What the members the Corporation find leads them to Anarctica, where they try to foil a multinational plot to convert a scientific station into a vast mining operation that has a large military base built to protect it. Along the way, just like in a Dirk Pitt Adventure, there is a search for mythical Chinese Admiral's Chinese treasure ship called the "Silent Sea". That ship had to be scuttled along with its crew due to Mad Cow Disease.

The 15th Century admiral is one Tsai Song. Although he is said to be inspired by the travels of the real Chinese Fleet Admiral Zheng He. It is clear from the time line, that he's based on He. However unlike He's south Asia and Middle Eastern voyages, Song had traveled to the Pacific Coast of American Continent and to Antarctica.


Publishers Weekly said, "The action seesaws from subtropical jungles to the bitter cold of the Antarctic as Juan leads his band . . . into action against a host of nefarious enemies. A cliffhanger ending will leave fans panting for more." Marge Fletcher wrote for Book Reporter, "Of the last few Oregon Files novels I've read and reviewed . . ., The Silent Sea is the most interesting and captivating." Craig Smith wrote for Rated Reads stating, "The mystery aspect does not disappoint, although the resolution of the overshadowing political predicament is somewhat weak."[4][5][6] Booklist states the novel is "Fast-paced and a lot of fun".[7] AudioFile praises Scott Brick's ability as he narrates the audio version of the book.[7]


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