Pirates. No writer does heroes with the flair that Cussler unapologetically delivers. In the ninth Oregon files novel, Corsair, Cussler (with co-author Jack Du Brul) presents protagonist and hero Juan Cabrillo as a ship’s captain who, like Stephen Decatur before him, challenges and defeats Barbary pirates. Cabrillo is cool, especially when under fire. Corsair is filled with tension, high energy, toys and tricks that provide jolly reading entertainment. The real-life exploits of Somali pirates add to the timeliness of Corsair.
Rating: Three-star (Recommended)