- Golden Buddha-
by Clive Cussler and Craig Dirgo
The Berkley Publishing Group, New York
on cover: $15 (US)
new OREGON Files series, GOLDEN BUDDHA,
was released October 7th. Golden Buddha is
the first book in the OREGON Files series. The hero
of the OREGON Files is Juan Cabrillo, named after
the explorer who discovered California. He is the
Dirk Pitt® or Kurt Austin® of this series.
FIRST in a series featuring mercenary Juan Cabrillo
& his state-of-the-art special operations ship
A few years ago, while I was writing Flood Tide, I
realized that Dirk Pitt needed some help on a particlular
assignment, and so I dreamed up Juan Cabrillo.
Cabrillo ran a ship called the Oregon, on the
outside completely non-descript, but on the inside
packed with state-of0the-art intelligence gathering
equipment. It was a completely private enterprise,
available for any government agency that could afford
it. It went where no warship could go, transported
secret cargo without suspicion, plucked data out of
the air - it was the perfect complement to NUMA.
In fact, I had so much fun writing about the Oregon
and its rakish one-legged chief that I was sorry to
see it sail off when its task was done. I promised
myself I'd find a way to bring them back some day
- and here , I am pleased to say, ethey are. Golden
Buddha is the first in a new series about Juan
Cabrillo's merry men (and women!), and I hope you
get as much a kick reading about them as I did creating
And who knows, maybe some time they'll cross paths
with Dirk Pitt again... Clive Cussler"