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....
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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 Adventure: The 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.From AudioFile:
Scott Brick narrates with exacting diction and high energy to propel this thriller from Siberian lakes to the Gobi Desert. Anyone hoping for an airtight plot will be disappointed. But many listeners won't care because the action is warp speed and over-the-top. Scott Brick narrates with the maneuverability of a 1953 Czech JAWA 500 OHC motorcycle--like the very one driven at perilous speeds by hero Dirk Pitt. Facing down the descendants of Genghis Khan, he takes on all comers and surmounts all obstacles as he seeks to uncover the location of the lost treasure of Xanadu before it falls into the hands of a megalomaniac tyrant. What fun! K.A.T. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Descripción Penguin Books Ltd (UK), 30.11.2006., 2006. Estado de conservación: Neu. 552 Seiten neu, noch in Schutzfolie, Versand spätestens am nächsten Werktag 232502 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1040 23,6 x 15,2 x 5,1 cm, Gebundene Ausgabe. Nº de ref. de la librería 127346
Descripción Penuin, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0718149750