Treasure of Khan (Dirk Pitt Series #19)

Treasure of Khan (Dirk Pitt Series #19)

by Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler

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Overview

Oceanic explorers Dirk Pitt and Al Giordino find intrigue, adventure, and peril while collecting clues to the mysterious treasure of Xanadu, the famed capital of Kublai Khan’s empire.

When Dirk Pitt is nearly killed rescuing an oil survey team from a freak wave on Russia’s Lake Baikal, it appears a simple act of nature. But when the survey team is abducted and Pitt’s research vessel nearly sunk, it becomes clear this is no run of bad luck, but the influence of something, or someone, more sinister.

In fact, Pitt and the NUMA crew have inadvertently stepped between a Mongolian tycoon and his plans to corner the global oil market, beginning with covert negotiations in China. To ensure the deal goes through, this mysterious businessman will encourage ever-escalating acts of sabotage and violence.  

Pitt and Giordino soon learn the magnate’s fury and his power both stem from the same source: a dark secret about Genghis Khan, the greatest conqueror the world has ever known. To Pitt and Giordino the famed Khan’s empire is nearly the stuff of legend and his tomb a forgotten mystery. But the Khan’s legacy is very real. And it’s the treasure of his grandson Kublai Khan that holds the key to stopping this modern-day oil baron from restoring the conquests of his ancestors. That is, if Pitt and Giordino get there first....

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585478781
Publisher: Center Point Large Print
Publication date: 01/01/2007
Series: Dirk Pitt Series , #19
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 622
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Clive Cussler is the author or coauthor of over fifty previous books in five bestselling series, including Dirk Pitt®, NUMA® Files, Oregon® Files, Isaac Bell, and Sam and Remi Fargo. His nonfiction works include Built for AdventureThe Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt, and Built to Thrill:More Classic Automobiles from Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt, plus The Sea Hunters and The Sea Hunters II; these describe the true adventures of the real NUMA, which, led by Cussler, searches for lost ships of historic significance. With his crew of volunteers, Cussler has discovered more than sixty ships, including the long-lost Confederate ship Hunley. He lives in Colorado and Arizona. 

Dirk Cussler is the coauthor with Clive Cussler of several of his Dirk Pitt® adventures. For the past several years, he has been an active participant and partner in his father’s NUMA expeditions and has served as president of the NUMA® advisory board of trustees. Cussler lives in Arizona.

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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"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

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Treasure of Khan (Dirk Pitt Series #19) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 106 reviews.
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another fun read with Cussler.
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There were so many vinues that i really had to stay on my game to keep up. I really enjoyed this one
pierthinker on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
For all its formulaic gung-ho-ery and impossible black and white villains and heroes, this is an enjoyable book. Good for a quick read (don't take the time to stop and think about the plot or characters) the narrative barrels along with such exuberance you become caught up in it and finally, when you realise you will not be thrown out of the car, you start to enjoy the buzz.
KidQuislet on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Typical Dirk Pitt - you either hate 'em or love 'em.
bluesviola on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Good most of the way, the story drags about 3/4 thorough and is really unbelievable. Nice twist in the very end.
mieka on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What can I say I love every single book of the Dirk Pitt Novel and this one is no different. As soon I start reading them I can't stop -
MSWallack on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Again, neither the best nor worst in the series. There was less underwater action in this story than most. Also, although the story was "new", for the first time in reading a Dirk Pitt novel, I kept feeling as if nothing was "new" and that I'd encountered each situation before. Also, I would have liked more character development. Oddly, the book focused almost entirely on Dirk (senior) and Al while Dirk (junior) and Summer had only a minor, near-cameo appearance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A real page Turner! Clive does it Again!!! Awesome!!!
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eddie56 More than 1 year ago
loved this book, we recommend it
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