Jack Du Brul

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Jack Du Brul (born October 15, 1968 in Burlington, Vermont) is an American author who writes techno-thriller novels.

Early life

Du Brul remained in Vermont throughout his childhood. He attended the Westminster School in Connecticut for grades 9 through 12. After college he moved to Florida, where he wrote his first book. He currently lives in Virginia.


Du Brul's novels focus on his character, Dr. Philip Mercer, a successful mining engineer and geologist, who gets involved in various threats to the world. He has written seven Phillip Mercer books in the series, beginning with Vulcan's Forge.

Recently, Du Brul has co-authored "The Oregon Files" novels with Clive Cussler, taking over from Craig Dirgo with the third novel. The latest novel, Mirage, was a New York Times bestseller. As of 2015, Jack Du Brul is no longer the co-author of The Oregon Files with Clive Cussler.

Political Views

Du Brul sometimes incorporates right-wing themes into his novels. For example, in The Lightning Stones, climate change is revealed not to be the consequence of human-generated carbon emissions, but rather the result of a European billionaire exploiting an occult mineral to warm the planet so that his own clean energy companies can profit. In its review of the book, Kirkus Reviews noted, "The adventure is laced with Du Brul’s own climate-change editorials, which only slightly slow down the slam-bang action."[1]


Philip Mercer

  1. Vulcan's Forge (1998)
  2. Charon's Landing (1999)
  3. The Medusa Stone (2000)
  4. Pandora's Curse (2001)
  5. River of Ruin (2002)
  6. Deep Fire Rising (2003)
  7. Havoc (2006)
  8. The Lightning Stones (2015)[2]

Oregon Files (with Clive Cussler)

  1. Dark Watch (2005)
  2. Skeleton Coast (2006)
  3. Plague Ship (2008)
  4. Corsair (2009)
  5. The Silent Sea (2010)
  6. The Jungle (2011)
  7. Mirage (2013)


  1. ^ "The Lightning Stones by Jack Du Brul". Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Jack DuBrul Forum Post". Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2011-02-15.

External links

  • Official author's site
    • Interview with Philip Mercer
  • Complete Bibliography
  • Modern Signed Books BlogTalkRadio Interview with Rodger Nichols October 2015
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