Hellburner, Mike Maden

Hellburner opening lines: “That’s his third course correction, sir,” Santos said. “There’s no doubt he’s chasing us.”


My blurb:

Sokratis Katrakis has done everything he can to ensure the world thinks he is dead. But his old time business partner, David Hakobyan is well aware he is still alive. The Armenian lives a life most think is above the law. But the two men together control what is known as The Pipeline. And Juan Cabrillo and his men are going to do their utmost to dismantle it, once and for all.

Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon must track down a nuclear torpedo before it unleashes World War III in this electrifying new instalment of the bestselling series.
When Juan Cabrillo fails to capture the leader of Mexico’s most dangerous drug cartel and loses an Oregon crew member, he wants revenge. But the explosion he narrowly escaped was merely the latest from a decades-old machine of war.
Cabrillo’s Corporation may have finally met its match in The Pipeline-a criminal syndicate with a torpedo so deadly it could level entire cities. With millions of innocent civilians under threat, the Oregon’s crew must unravel a tangle of drug-smuggling routes and international conspiracies spanning from the Aegean Sea to the Indian Ocean, and find the weapon before its countdown hits zero.
My verdict:

This is a real page turner and it took me no time at all to get through it. I find everything about The Oregon Files books interesting, and believable. Every book so far that I have read has been excellent. I can highly recommend this Clive Cussler novel.

About Clive Cussler

Clive Cussler began writing novels in 1965 and published his first work featuring his continuous series hero, Dirk Pitt®, in 1973. Cussler was an internationally recognized authority on shipwrecks and the founder of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, (NUMA) a 501C3 non-profit organization (named after the fictional Federal agency in his novels) that dedicates itself to preserving American maritime and naval history, searching for lost ships of historic significance. He and his crew of marine experts and NUMA volunteers have discovered more than sixty historically significant underwater wreck sites. Cussler was the author or coauthor of more than fifty previous books in five best-selling series. Cussler’s books have been published in more than 40 languages in more than 100 countries. Clive Cussler passed away in 2020.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9780241612040
Format Trade Paperback
Published November 2022

Penguin Random House South Africa sent me this novel to review.

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4 thoughts on “Hellburner, Mike Maden

  1. The story is intense and captivating, taking readers on a thrilling journey through intense military action. I’m in awe of character ability to craft an exciting story and bring it to life on the page.

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