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Posted October 19, 2008
Treasure of Kahn<BR/><BR/> 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. <BR/><BR/>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. <BR/><BR/>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!
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Posted March 27, 2007
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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Posted September 9, 2011
I have read most all of Cussler's books, but this one is the first one I put down before finishing it. Just when I thought Dirk and Al were staying in Mongolia, Chapt. 33 suddenly takes us the the Hawaiian islands and his daughter's adventures there. Not sure what that was all about? Then the title. Most of the book deals with oil field sources and destruction of same, less than 25% deals with the subject at hand, or the lost treasures of Khan. So, hopefully something better will come along, but this one was quite disappointing. Hope it ended well, but I did not hang in there.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 7, 2011
Posted August 1, 2010
This book had more macho one liners than a typical Schwarzenegger action flick. If your into the series from the previous books then I can understand wanting to follow it up and I say go for it, your already into the series.
I on the other hand only bought my first Clive Cussler book "Treasure of Khan" as a discount bargain meant to be a quick beach read. Well, honestly there was nothing about the book that kept me turning the pages. It really didnt have much to do with Khan and not a whole lot to do with treasure. Mostly what you get from this book is an average story of characters with more lives than your average cat (9 I believe is the accepted), they simply can survive anything! Reminds me of the Edgar Rice Burroughs books I read growing up, theyre thrilling when your young but nothing beyond that as you finally grow out of fantasy land. Ive been on the last 50 pages for over a month yet just cant find the interest to finish it, but I wont quit till its done.
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Posted December 12, 2006
It just isn't the same since his son started writing the books. The magic is gone. Hard to stay focused. Like black wind, I won't finish this book. DanWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 15, 2006
I am a HUGE Clive Cussler fan, but this book was a bummer. I have gotten about half way through and probably won't finish it. Where's the action? Where's the banter between Dirk and Al? I probably won't shell out the money for a new Dirk Pitt adventure until it comes out in paperback...just isn't worth the money anymore.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 7, 2007
All of his recent books do not live up to what his readers have come to expect. If he doesn't get this problem figured out, he will lose the fans he worked so hard to get.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 6, 2007
Posted February 10, 2007
I won't repeat the negative criticism of the recent Clive Cussler work, some of it is valid. The Treasure of Khan is certainly better than Black Wind and Polar Shift, but is somewhat mediocre in terms of the Dirk Pitt novels, it's no Sahara or Dragon. I hope that Clive Cussler will again write about Dirk and Al and let Dirk Cussler, who doesn't seem to be a bad writer, take on another of the Cussler franchises such as the NUMA files or Oregon Files. Treasure of Khan isn't a bad book, it just doesn't measure up to the high standards Clive has set. Khan is worth a read though.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 22, 2007
Are you sure Cussler really wrote this book? It felt more like he had a guest author for each chapter as the story flow was so disjointed. I wanted to read about the treasure of Khan, not some jumbled mess about oil here, Mongolians there, Summer here, Al there. What a mess!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 8, 2007
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!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.