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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

Critic Reviews

"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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CLASSIC DIRK PITT ADVENTURE

Vast treasure, faraway places, thoroughly bad guys, the twins, Al, Rudy, and a great hisric mystery to be solved -all packed into 1 book. What else do you need for a fun read?

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Dirk Pitt does it again

A classic Cussler novel.Dirk Pitt is over the top and action packed. A fast paced edge of your seat read

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Enjoyable, exciting and typical unbelievably Dirk Pitt!

I'm a sucker for fiction, Clive Cussler does it well with Dirk and crew. I bite every time I see a new yarn.

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Typical Cussler Outstanding

Very enjoyable, real page turner. The kids are following right in Dad's footsteps. Al had Dirk's back and still rescued the fair maiden.

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Another good Pitt story

For new reads of Pitt novels this will be quit enjoyable. I found the performance excellent. As usual Summer comes across as a bit ditsy and written by a male chauvinist and preformed that way was well. Over all a good time was had by all

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  • 03-24-15

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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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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Another Cussler book that was worth the listen

What did you love best about Treasure of Khan?

When the antagonist met his own.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Love joe. But dirk and Rudy are always good.

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Brick's narration helps make this a great story

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I'm relatively new to audio books, usually reading print and on kindle.

This is a very good audiobook, it's long, suspenseful with lots of little cliffhangers (and a few big ones). The dialogue between the main characters is often witty and that keeps the story light and easy to listen to.

The narration by Scott Brick is just awesome and i'm looking forward to listening to his other books. Since i'm new to audiobooks, i don't know if it's odd to seek out the narrator as much as the author...? :)


What was one of the most memorable moments of Treasure of Khan?

The two main characters being chased into the Gobi desert and their trek on foot through this desolate land.

What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

Love it. He plays the various character voices very well, i will seek out some of his other narrations because i think his voice helps make the story in this format

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laughed out loud a couple of times :)