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Treasure of Khan (Dirk Pitt Series #19)

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Treasure of Khan

Treasure of Kahn

This book throws its readers right into the adventurous time of Genghis Khan. Kahn¿s royal ships, filled with treasure, are sunk by a sudden massive hurricane while he is trying to invade his neighbors. Fast forward into modern time times when...
Treasure of Kahn

This book throws its readers right into the adventurous time of Genghis Khan. Kahn¿s royal ships, filled with treasure, are sunk by a sudden massive hurricane while he is trying to invade his neighbors. Fast forward into modern time times when a Mongolian oil company magnate, Borjin, is mysteriously building his fortune for his company, Avarga, around the site of this sunken treasure.

Enter Dirk Pit and his friend Al Gordino, who are working for America in the drilling business. Their adventures are set in a present time when all of the world¿s major oil countries are losing oil because their refineries are being destroyed. Dirk and Al are working on a huge body of water in Russia when they are hit by a tsunami that nearly kills them. After that, they notice that Avarga comes out of nowhere and finds oil where no one expected it. At the same time, a survey team goes missing in Siberia. This starts Dirk and Al out to solve a mystery about how the oil company came to be and where their missing friends from the survey team went. Little did they know the danger they were facing. Dirk and Al race to save their friends and stop the oil company from taking control of all oil in the Middle East.

I rated this book a ten out of ten because it was so exciting and just a fun book to read. This was the kind of book that you did not want to put down. If you like history and adventure, you¿ll enjoy it!

posted by freddy58 on October 19, 2008

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OK, Dirk and Giordano get stranded in the desert and walk there way out instead of building a land catamaran out of crashed airplane parts, but they still found the crashed airplane. Not too much different than Sahara. Read this tale of ancient sailing ships and too-b...
OK, Dirk and Giordano get stranded in the desert and walk there way out instead of building a land catamaran out of crashed airplane parts, but they still found the crashed airplane. Not too much different than Sahara. Read this tale of ancient sailing ships and too-big ego bad guy with dreams of empire before. Other than a trip in Mongolia this time and help from the Russian agents there wasn't much new. You can skip this one and wait for a better book.

posted by Anonymous on March 27, 2007

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  • Posted June 1, 2012

    check it out

    loved this book, we recommend it

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  • Posted May 26, 2009

    Historical fiction

    It is a page turner. You always know that Dirk and Al are going to win, no matter how great the danger.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2007

    Cussler still the best! any Cussler!

    Even though Dirk Cussler has taken much of the writing duties over , he did learn from the master! I am a HUGE Cussler fan and have been for years , this book while short on some of the action of older Pitt novels is still a fantastic read. I think the slow down in action has come as Pitt ages and is mentioned several times through out this book and also Black Wind. Cussler , any Cussler is still light years ahead of anyone else in the game!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2006

    I disagree...

    ...with the negative reviews given to this book. I do agree that things have changed since his son began writing the books and I too was a little disappointed with Black Wind. However, I really wonder how much of this book truly was a joint effort with Clive attempting to bring back 'his' Dirk. Much of the negative press with Black Wind surrounded Dirk Jr. and Summer being the main characters and that Dirk Sr. and AL were missing. That is not the case in this story. It seems to me that the author/(s)? have puposely brought Dirk and Al back and they DO have their clever banter despite what other reviews say. Fiction is just that...fiction...it's a willing suspension of belief. If you read this book for what it is: A Clive Cussler ADVENTURE novel, then it has to receive a better grade than two stars. Is the story far-fetched? Yes. But so are all the other great Dirk Pitt adventures. If the truth be known, that's why most of us buy them. So, do yourself a favor and buy this one too. It's not an instant classic but it is an enjoyable read and it does cause you to ponder the true resting places of Genghis and Kublai Khan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2006

    Not like Sahara but still Great

    Dirk and Al finally! Well worth the wait, and well worth buying in hardcover. The action / adventure was non-stop and I mean non-stop. DO yourself a favour and buy this one either for yourself or as a gift for your partner (then you get to read it anyway).

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