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Treasure of Khan: A Dirk Pitt Novel | [Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler]

Treasure of Khan: A Dirk Pitt Novel

Genghis Khan was 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. A mysterious 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.
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Publisher's Summary

Genghis Khan was 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.

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. When the survey team is abducted and Pitt's research vessel is 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.

From 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, this novel is yet further proof that when it comes to adventure writing, nobody beats Clive Cussler.

Take another thrill ride with Dirk Pitt.

©2006 Clive Cussler; (P)2006 Penguin

What the Critics Say

"Dirk Pitt returns in a fast-paced adventure that takes the latter-day James Bond from a Russian lake to the sands of Mongolia in search of the treasure of Xanadu. Meanwhile, a murderous tycoon is bent on world domination, and only Pitt and his crack NUMA team can stop him." (Booklist)

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    Marilyn 10-17-10
    Marilyn 10-17-10

    I read all the time, or nearly. I always have, I guess, since I was very young ... and now, getting older, more audio than any other medium.

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    Dirk may be getting a little long in the tooth, but he's still up for adventure. You can count on Dirk. He'll be okay. And you will have fun along the way ... a few shivers ... a few laughs ... and some ideas definitely worth thinking on. Another winner from an author (now authors) who has doesn't know how to write a boring book. And may he never learn.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Moham Newark, NJ, United States 05-05-11
    Moham Newark, NJ, United States 05-05-11
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    Very good audio book, I encourage everyone to listen to this audio book. Great new experience

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Janine HONOLULU, HI, United States 11-12-11
    Janine HONOLULU, HI, United States 11-12-11

    Kings Queen

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    "Love Cussler"

    I love listening to Cussler....they make the day fly by. These audible.com books have lots of titles. I will be buying more every month.

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    John Sanford, FL, United States 02-04-14
    John Sanford, FL, United States 02-04-14
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    "The best for last?"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have listenerd to more than 25 of Clive Cussler's books read by Scott Brigg! This is one of the best! Don't know why I waited so long to download. Maybe it was the graphic of the novel? This one has so many twist and turns and sub-plots.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dirik Pitt always comes through in the end.....he's a novelistic superman!


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He helps you live the characters raw emotions.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 01-02-11
    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 01-02-11 Member Since 2010

    Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.

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    "Warning: May Induce Alzheimer's"

    This book has the magical power to erase itself as you listen to it. A series of tedious action scenes tied together with a moldy string, it is Kussler at his worst. Okay, it's amusing to randomly open a history book and play "Truth or Dare" with your friends.... "What would have happened if?" But if this is what they'd come up with for this spot in history... I'd hunt for some friends with imagination. Look it's not the worst way I've ever wasted my time, which means it doesn't even hit that extreme. Pass on this one, eh?

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Roland Corinth, TX, USA 02-19-10
    Roland Corinth, TX, USA 02-19-10

    I Drive Alot

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    michael New Canaan, CT, United States 01-15-10
    michael New Canaan, CT, United States 01-15-10
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    "Not what I expected"

    I love CC and, let's face it, if Scott Brick reads it, it is likely pretty decent. But I found this a bit hard to follow--a lot of skipping around geographically.
    This isn't about Khan's treasure--really.

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    Greg Cherry Valley, US, Canada 03-24-15
    Greg Cherry Valley, US, Canada 03-24-15 Member Since 2002
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    "Excellent, as always!"

    Clive is my favorite author, by far. He will be sorely missed. This book was surprisingly excellent! Unusual story line. Excellent review of history.

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    Dianna Patterson Williams 01-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Classic Cussler"

    Always enjoyable. Particularly enjoyed the descriptions of Hawaii. Also enjoyed the reference to China's seemingly insatiable need for oil.

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    "Good as always"

    Another great story. Read with passion. Final cliffhanger superb. Good place to spend a few hours. Have fun with it

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