''The Oregon Files'' is an adventure novel series by American author Clive Cussler (together with Craig Dirgo for the first two books, then Jack Du Brul from the third onwards) as a spinoff of sorts to the ''NUMASeries''. The series follows the exploits of Juan Cabrillo, a former CIA agent, and his crew known as "The Corporation", a US government-sponsored mercenary team operating from the ''[[CoolBoat Oregon]]'', a technologically-advanced ship disguised as a rusty, rickety freighter. Unlike other mercenaries, the Corporation accepts only jobs that lets them dish out their brand of justice on criminals beyond the arm of the law who would conspire to wreak havoc to the world.

!!Books
* '''Golden Buddha''' (2004): The ''Oregon'' was hired by the American government to search for a golden statue of the Buddha, stolen from Tibet in 1959. As the Dalai Lama's return to Tibet is impending, Cabrillo and his men would have to play China and Russia against each other -- but first he has to find the statue.
* '''Sacred Stone''' (2004): A young scientist discovers a radioactive 50,000-year-old meteorite in Greenland, putting him in the center of a struggle between [[EvilVersusEvil a fundamentalist Islamist group bent on using the stone together with a stolen nuke to destroy America, and a megalomaniacal, anti-Muslim industrialist]]. The ''Oregon'' must now undertake the herculean task of protecting both the young man and his quarry before WorldWarIII is unleashed.
* '''Dark Watch''' (2005): Cabrillo takes a break from catering to Western interests when a Japanese shipping consortium, led by an old university colleague, has requested his help regarding inexplicable pirate attacks on freighters in Southeast Asia. What Cabrillo discovers, however, is an even greater conspiracy of death and slavery -- one he can only allow for so long before he and his crew blow it out the water.
* '''Skeleton Coast''' (2006): Hardly had the ''Oregon'' finished a mission on Congo River when its crew receive an SOS from scientist Sloane [=MacIntyre=], who has been searching for the ''HMS Rove'', a British ship lost in 1896 supposedly carrying stolen Herero diamonds. When she recalls a story heard from a mad fisherman about being attacked by giant metal snakes in the high seas, Cabrillo is tempted to search for the snakes, all the while clashing with a militant group desirous to [[GaiasVengeance unleash the power of nature against humanity]].
* '''Plague Ship''' (2008): The crew of the ''Oregon'' discover a cruise ship off the coast of Iran, its passengers dead of hemorrhagic fever. Barely escaping its inexplicable explosion with its sole survivor, Cabrillo would have to cooperate with the survivor, decipher the mysterious deaths, and clash with the Responsivists, a cult advocating PopulationControl.
* '''Corsair''' (2009): When a plane carrying the American state secretary en route to a summit in Libya vanishes, Washington sends Cabrillo to find it. This, however, brings him to a clash with Libya's new foreign minister with his designs for the conference. From there on Cabrillo would have to find connections between this new Libyan higher-up, a war during the 1800s which defeated the Barbary pirates of the south Mediterranean, and centuries-old scrolls the Libyans are so desperate to seek.
* '''The Silent Sea''' (2010): On the day of the Pearl Harbor attacks, five brothers stumble upon a treasure trove in an island off the coast of Washington state. In the present, the ''Oregon's'' satellite search mission in Argentina started off a chain of mysteries leading to that same island and its connection to an ancient Chinese expedition and a 500-year-old curse.
* '''The Jungle''' (2011): Cabrillo rescues an Indonesian boy in Afghanistan, only to be dragged into massive jungles, literal and allegorical, involving a woman missing in the Burmese highlands, a conspiracy led by a madman who wants to undermine the American government, and laser weapons from ''thirteenth-century China'' reputedly used by GenghisKhan.
* '''Mirage''' (2013): With his dying breath, an old acquaintance of Cabrillo mentions something about NikolaTesla and his connection to stories of how a Navy ship disappeared during an experiment using electromagnetic radiation. And when a superweapon (believed by Cabrillo to be connected to Tesla) is put up for auction, the crew of the Oregon rush to find out the truth and make sure it never goes to the wrong hands.

!!''TheOregonFiles'' novels provide examples of:
* AFatherToHisMen - Juan deeply cares for the safety of his crew, is not afraid to lead from the front and will go to any length to rescue them if they get into trouble.
* ActionGirl - Linda Ross
* AffablyEvil / WellIntentionedExtremist: The BigBad of ''The Jungle'' does not really want to destroy all the non-Muslims of the world, but convert them to Islam. If that means using the threat of [[spoiler: nuclear war via hijacking their own defense networks]], then so be it. Unfortunately, his [[TheDragon dragon]] isn't quite so merciful.
* [[ArmCannon Leg Cannon]] - Juan Cabrillo, the Corporation's leader, has a false leg in which he keeps—among other things—a rather high caliber pistol.
* {{Badass}} - The ENTIRE crew.
** HandicappedBadass: Cabrillo. He got his leg blown off by a Chinese gunboat during his days in the CIA. Thanks to advanced prosthesis though, he still manages to keep up with the rest of his crew.
* BattleButler: Maurice, the chief steward of the ''Oregon'' has yet to engage in any combat himself, but is a Royal Navy veteran who is utterly unflappable, serving food, drink and [[DeadpanSnarker sardonic wit]] in the middle of battle.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Juan Cabrillo is a very nice guy outside of battle, and as mentioned above is AFatherToHisMen. However, he makes it clear on many occasions that screwing with him or his men will turn out very ''very'' badly for you.
** In fact, this can apply to many of the Corporation's employees. They're all very likeable characters...and they are all equally capable of beating your ass into a pulp.
* BigDamnHeroes - More or less [[OncePerEpisode Once Per Book]], as various members of Corporation tends to get lost behind and Cabrillo has AFatherToHisMen attitude. Most notably in ''Dark Watch'' when they came back for [[spoiler:Eddie Seng]], performing the GreatEscape in the process.
* {{Church of Happyology}} - The Responsivists of ''Plague Ship'', though their shtick is not aliens but promoting PopulationControl.
** Their upper echelons have received the word that humans are actually under control from "intelligences beyond our visible membrane." In short, the Reponsivists are an Expy of Scientologists.
* CoolBoat - The titular ''Oregon''.
* ContinuityNod - St. Julian Perlmutter, Dirk Pitt's family friend and history buff shows up in ''Corsair'' and ''The Silent Sea''. NUMA are mentioned now and again, and Dirk Pitt and Kurt Austin make appearances in ''Skeleton Coast''.
* CurbStompBattle - ships that try to attack the ''Oregon'' usually end up on the sea floor before long.
** Also tends to happen to anyone that makes the mistake of running into the ''Oregon's'' crew, a great example being the capture of a [[RuthlessModernPirates Somali pirate leader]] at the start of ''Corsair''.
* DeadpanSnarker - Cabrillo.
* EvilVsEvil: The two villainous groups in ''Sacred Stone''. One is an Islamic terrorist group attempting to destroy the West. The other is a group of WesternTerrorists attempting to destroy the Islamic world.
* KilledOffForReal - [[spoiler:Jerry Pulaski]] in the seventh book.
** This death also counts as HeroicSacrifice, TakingYouWithMe, and IWillOnlySlowYouDown.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Averted. [[EltonJohn Sir Elton John]] shows up in ''Sacred Stone'', Muammar Gaddafi in ''Corsair'' and UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin in ''The Golden Buddha''. The last also features the Dalai Lama.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: A rare positive example. The Corporation is shown to be a functioning PMC that in addition to doing covert operations for the United States government, take on more traditional roles such as hostage rescue and bodyguard detail. Cabrillo is very choosy about his clients, refusing to work for warlords or terrorists.
* RedHerringTwist: In ''The Jungle'', the MacGuffin is first shown as something of a 13th century laser dazzler. [[spoiler: Turns out, the bad guy's intent for it is to use it as the processor of a quantum computer capable of hacking into any computer system on Earth, including the United States' military computer defense networks.]]
* SdrawkcabAlias - When ''The Oregon'' is trying to keep up the derelict appearance, she is known as ''The Norego''.
* ShoutOut - A few including ''StarWars'', and even ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''.
* ThoseWackyNazis - [[spoiler:Lyddell Cooper, the leader of the Responsivists in ''Plague Ship'' and thus the BigBad, is actually Ernst Kessler, an escaped Gestapo grunt who worked at Auschwitz before moving to Japan to handle the virus which can sterilize half the world's population, and has been keeping his masquerade with plastic surgery and illegal organs, waiting for his chance to unleash the virus. Even Cabrillo, normally a DeadpanSnarker, lost his calm as he reveals what he knew to the man himself before shoving him off to a lonely iceberg, claiming he should've died there [[WorldWarII sixty years prior]] on a plane crash he was in.]]
* WesternTerrorists: They show up now and again in the series, most prominently in ''Sacred Stone'' and ''Plague Ship''.
* WhatAPieceOfJunk - Once more, the ''Oregon''. You thought it was just a rusty old freighter on the verge of sinking? Think again. In reality, she's a high-tech warship armed with machine guns, missiles, torpedoes, gatlings, cannons, and even a 120mm smoothbore gun with the same targetting system as an M1 Abrams tank. In ''Corsair'', she goes toe-to-toe with a Libyan destroyer-and it's more or less a CurbStompBattle with the Oregon on top, which only suffered some superficial damage and relatively minor injuries while the destroyer saw its main batteries destroyed within minutes, its bridge mangled, and a good portion of its personnel reduced to red smears on the deck. The only reason she didn't sink the destroyer was because doing so would have caused an international incident.
** There is also the Powered Investigator Ground, also known as [[EmbarrassingNickname The Pig]]. Looks like a nondescript truck with an oil company logo and some leaky oil barrels in the back. In fact, it is a heavily armored and armed 800 horsepower Mercedes Unimog capable of carrying ten soldiers and is mission-configurable. ''Corsair'' even goes so far as to describe it as "a land-based version of the ''Oregon''".