Treasure of Khan (Dirk Pitt Series #19)

Treasure of Khan (Dirk Pitt Series #19)

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by Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler
     
 

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Genghis Khan almost conquered the world. Now, one man wants to finish the job-unless Dirk Pitt can stop him.

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Genghis Khan almost conquered the world. Now, one man wants to finish the job-unless Dirk Pitt can stop him.

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"Dirk Pitt's 19th adventure...offers a plot as credible as it is monstrous and the kind of exotic aquatic detail that amazes, informs, and entertains." --Publishers Weekly
Publishers Weekly
Dirk Pitt's 19th adventure, the second collaboration between father and son Clive and Dirk Cussler (after 2004's Black Wind), offers a plot as credible as it is monstrous and the kind of exotic aquatic detail that amazes, informs and entertains. The action, and there's plenty of it, ranges from Siberia's Lake Baikal and the wilds of Mongolia to the Hawaiian islands. The treasure is that of Genghis and Kublai Khan, the great Mongolian conqueror and his grandson. The villain is a modern-day Mongol with dreams of restoring national power and pride. The heroes are Pitt, sidekick Al Giordino and Pitt's son and daughter, Dirk Jr. and Summer, all affiliated with Pitt's National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA). The exploits of Pitt and company, particularly their narrow escapes, tend toward the larger-than-life, but these are nicely balanced by down-to-earth explanations of such phenomena as seiche waves and oil seeps. 750,000 first printing. (Dec.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
Dirk Pitt Sr. and his partner, Al Giordino, take center stage in this latest National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA) adventure. The two are on Lake Baikal in Siberia when a massive earthquake disrupts their research. The rescue of a scientific survey vessel and its passengers reveals a sinister agenda somehow tied to the history of Genghis Khan, one of the world's greatest conquerors. As more earthquakes occur around the globe, major oil-supply pipelines are fractured, and the U.S. President and his staff watch as soaring gas prices create a worldwide panic. Can Dirk Sr. and Al repair the pipelines, deduce the culprit, and save the world? The quality fans expect from a Clive Cussler novel is in abundance, even as Clive shares billing for a second time (after Black Wind) with his son, Dirk. Their latest will easily top the best sellers lists. For all fiction collections. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 8/06.]-Jeff Ayers, Seattle P.L. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425218235
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/30/2007
Series:
Dirk Pitt Series , #19
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
624
Sales rank:
173,190
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.25(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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"Dirk Pitt's 19th adventure...offers a plot as credible as it is monstrous and the kind of exotic aquatic detail that amazes, informs, and entertains." —Publishers Weekly

Meet the Author

Clive Cussler is the author of many New York Times bestsellers, most recently The Spy and Lost Empire. He lives in Arizona.

DIRK CUSSLER, has an MBA from Berkeley, worked many years in the financial arena and has been an active participant in the real-life NUMA® expeditions, and served as president of the NUMA® advisory board of trustees. He lives in Arizona.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Phoenix, Arizona
Date of Birth:
July 15, 1931
Place of Birth:
Aurora, Illinois
Education:
Pasadena City College; Ph.D., Maritime College, State University of New York, 1997

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
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eddie56 More than 1 year ago
loved this book, we recommend it
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jaz63 More than 1 year ago
where are the other books i ordered, received all of the dirk pitt series of clive cussler, not received the other ones!
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