SPECIALTY BOOK PUBLISHER NORWOOD PRESS SET TO RELEASE SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF THE SILENT SEA BY AUTHORS CLIVE CUSSLER AND JACK DUBRUL
Tualatin, Oregon, February 22, 2010 – Norwood Press today announced that they will release limited lettered and numbered editions of The Silent Sea – hand-signed by authors Clive Cussler and Jack DuBrul. The Silent Sea is the seventh novel in their co-authored Oregon Files series. The Oregon, captained by Juan Cabrillo, is a modern-day Trojan horse - a ship that, on the outside, appears broken down but actually holds state of the art equipment and powerful weaponry.
The Silent Sea opens with a prologue set during 1941, when five brothers exploring a shaft on a small island off the coast of Washington state make an exciting discovery, only to be interrupted by news of Pearl Harbor. In the present, Cabrillo, chasing the remnants of a crashed satellite in the Argentine jungle, makes a shocking discovery of his own. His search to untangle the mystery leads him first to that small island in Washington and its secret, and then much further back, to an ancient Chinese expedition, and a curse that seems to have survived for over five hundred years.
“Once again, Cussler and DuBrul demonstrate their unique ability to collaborate and produce amazing adventure novels” said Virginia Lenneville, co-owner of Norwood Press. “Cussler fans will go wild over this latest Oregon Files novel.” Limited editions of The Silent Sea can be pre-ordered through VJ Books (www.vjbooks.com) or Norwood Press (www.norwoodpress.com) websites.
The limited numbered editions are hand-signed by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul, numbered 1-98, have custom 3/4 marbled boards in a matching slip-case, and are stamped in gold. To celebrate this special event, and for a limited time only, VJ Books.com is offering a free hardcover trade copy of The Silent Sea with an order of the limited numbered edition. ($150)
Limited lettered editions are hand-signed by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul. Lettered editions are lettered A-ZZ, come in a fully marbled slip-case with custom boards and end papers, and stamped in platinum. (Lettered editions are by subscription with future placement guaranteed). ($250)
Clive and Jack have collaborated on six other exciting titles: Golden Buddha, Sacred Stone, Dark Watch, Skeleton Coast, Plague Ship, and Corsair.
Cussler, the Grand Master of the American action adventure novel, grew up in Alhambra, California. He began writing in 1965 and published his first novel featuring Dirk Pitt, The Mediterranean Caper, in 1973. His first non-fiction work, The Sea Hunters, was released in 1996. As The Sea Hunters and The Sea Hunters II relate, Cussler is the founder the National Underwater & Marine Agency, (NUMA) a non-profit organization that dedicates itself to American maritime and naval history. In addition to being Chairman of NUMA, Cussler is a fellow in both the Explorers Club of New York and the Royal Geographic Society in London. A noted collector of classic automobiles, Cussler owns 85 of the finest examples of custom coachwork and 50's convertibles to be found anywhere. Today, Cussler divides his time between the mountains of Colorado and the deserts of Arizona.
Co-author Jack DuBrul has written other titles on his own including Pandora’s Curse, Havoc and Charon’s Landing, among others. Jack Du Brul is a graduate of the Westminster School and George Washington University. Du Brul has climbed Masada at noon, swam in the Arctic Ocean off Point Barrow, camped in Greenland, and was gnawed on by piranhas in the Amazon River. He collects zeppelin memorabilia and when not writing or traveling (25 countries and counting), he can be found in a favorite chair with a book and a brandy. Jack Du Brul lives in Burlington, Vermont.
Clive's other co-authors include Grant Blackwood, Dirk Cussler, Paul Kemprecos, and Justin Scott.