Book Review: Clive Cussler and Jack du Brul’s The Jungle

Posted May 12, 2011 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

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Book Review: Clive Cussler and Jack du Brul’s The Jungle

The Jungle


Clive Cussler, Jack Du Brul

action & adventure, thriller that was published by G.P. Putnam's Sons on March 8, 2011 and has 406 pages.

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Other books by this author which I have reviewed include Crescent Dawn, Kingdom, Devil's Gate, The Storm, The Tombs, Poseidon's Arrow, Zero Hour, The Mayan Secrets, Mirage, Ghost Ship, The Eye of Heaven, Piranha, The Emperor's Revenge, Pirate, Odessa Sea, Havana Storm, Nighthawk, The Romanov Ransom, Typhoon Fury

Eighth in The Oregon Files action thriller series revolving around a private special ops organization known as the Corporation.

My Take

I love this series. All those fun gadgets and there’s action included!

This particular story has a bit of the James Bond to it with its evil mastermind and threats to the United States.

The Story

Oops, the Corporation thought they were invincible and they screwed up on that last job. The President has written them off and Overholt isn’t allowed to even mention them. Certainly explains why they keep taking on these kidnapping jobs. And it seems that all the bad guys know just what suckers they are for a helpless female as the Corporation gets duped into this madman’s evil world-shattering plans.

Betrayal after betrayal hits the team as one of their own is kidnapped and their search results in the discovery of just what this evil mastermind has planned for our world.

The Characters

It’s a great cast of characters with all the exaggeration Cussler gives his bad guys.

The Corporation’s team lives and works on an ancient, disgusting freighter that looks as though it should have been scrapped at least 30 years ago. All of which is a clever disguise enabling the team to sail anywhere and into any port without interference. They are a private group of mercenaries who only help in a good cause and each member has his/her own particular quirks and talents from computers to weapons to mechanical skills—something for everyone!

The Cover and Title

I’m guessing the title comes from the point of betrayal in the story and it does complement the cover with its jungle setting and the RHIB (rigid-hulled inflatable boat) pulled ashore.