The Emperor's Revenge by Clive Cussler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The best Oregon Files novel since Plague Ship, The Emperor's Revenge is a long, complex, action-packed ride. The beginning, in which we see the stuff of conspiracy theories - did Napoleon really die in exile, or did someone stage it that way? - is classic Cussler, but then we get a veritable metric ton of insanely fast-paced action dotting the Mediterranean and the former Soviet Union. There's even a very welcome crossover appearance by Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala, who cross paths with Juan Cabrillo in Malta while they're investigating the "incident in Lampedusa" from The Pharaoh's Secret.
And, because it's been a while since we had one of the supporting characters in the Corporation get killed, I lose another favorite of mine. How positively Whedonian. :(
But yes, this really is the best Oregon Files book in quite a while, so of course it goes highly recommended.
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