- Treasure of Khan -
by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler
Publisher: Putnam Adult (December 5, 2006)
Black Wind continued Dirk Pitt's meteoric career with
one of Clive Cussler's most audacious, and well-received
novels yet. But now Cussler takes an extraordinary
leap, with one of his most remarkable villains ever.
Khan-the greatest conqueror of all time, who, at his
peak, ruled an empire that stretched from the Pacific
Ocean to the Caspian Sea. His conquests are the stuff
of legend, his tomb a forgotten mystery. Until now.
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. When the survey team
is abducted and Pitt's research vessel nearly sunk,
however, it's obvious there's something more sinister
involved. All trails lead to Mongolia, and a mysterious
mogul who is conducting covert deals for supplying
oil to the Chinese while wreaking havoc on global
oil markets utilizing a secret technology. The Mongolian
harbors a dream of restoring the conquests of his
ancestors, and holds a dark secret about Genghis Khan
that just might give him the wealth and power to make
that dream come true.
the frigid lakes of Siberia to the hot sands of the
Gobi Desert, Dirk Pitt and Al Giordino find intrigue,
adventure, and peril while collecting clues to the
mysterious treasure of Xanadu. But first, they must
keep the tycoon from murder-and the unleashing of
a natural disaster of calamitous proportions. Filled
with breathtaking suspense and brilliant imagination,
his new novel is yet further proof that when it comes
to adventure writing, nobody beats Clive Cussler.
Clive Cussler is the author or coauthor of thirty
previous books, including eighteen Dirk Pitt(r) novels,
six NUMA Files(r) adventures, three Oregon Files books,
and three works of nonfiction.
Cussler, an MBA from Berkeley, worked for many years
in the financial arena and now devotes himself full-time
to writing. He was the coauthor with Clive Cussler
of Black Wind, and is an active partner in his father's
real-life NUMA expeditions.
your copy here: