“Typhoon Fury” By Clive Cussler, Boyd Morrison 

34408710Typhoon Fury
By: Clive Cussler, Boyd Morrison
Narrated by: Scott Brick
Series: Oregon Files, Book 12
Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
Release date: 11-07-17
Publisher: Penguin Audio

If you have never read a Clive Cussler novel, and you like action with a bit of a spy novel,  do yourself a favor and pick one up.  I’d highly recommend one in the NUMA files, Fargo, Dirk Pitt or this,  the Oregon files series.

The Oregon is a ship run by “The Corporation” which is somewhat of a mercenary branch of the government.  From the outside the ship looks like a run-down merchant ship that could fall apart during the next storm.  On the inside, however, the latest weapons and surveillance equipment are run by a crack team that is ready for any adventure.

In this case a super serum drug called “Typhoon” was designed to turn soldiers into super-soldiers. (Think Captain America.)  The problem is that this drug was designed by the Japanese and lost to the ages when the Philippines Islands were freed from Japan tyranny in WWII by the U.S.  A Philippine nationalist who believes the country should be under Communist rule has discovered a cache of the drug creating his own army of super-soldiers to take over the country.

Creating even more of a problem tracking down these super-soldiers is even harder with an approaching category 5 typhoon storm is approaching the Philippines and threatens to hinder the search and the lives of the crew of the Oregon.

The narrator, Scott Brick, does a great job as always.  I am a huge Scott Brick fan so I will not bother with with my flying the Scott Brick petard.  But he is great!

Publisher’s Summary

Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon sail into a perfect storm of danger to try to stop a new world war, in a thrilling suspense novel from the number one New York Times best-selling grand master of adventure.

Hired to search for a collection of paintings worth half a billion dollars, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon soon find themselves in much deeper waters. Not only is the vicious leader of a Filipino insurgency using them to finance his attacks, but he has stumbled upon one of the most lethal secrets of World War II – a Japanese-developed drug, designed, but never used, to turn soldiers into superwarriors. To stop him, the Oregon must take on not only the rebel commander but a South African mercenary intent on getting his own hands on the drug, a massive swarm of torpedo drones targeting the US Navy, an approaching megastorm – and, just possibly, a war that could envelop the entire Asian continent.

©2017 Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison (P)2017 Penguin Audio