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Treasure of Khan

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Written By: Dirk Cussler, Clive Cussler

Narrated By: Richard Ferrone

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: November 2006

Duration: 18 hours 0 minutes

Summary:

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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  • David Cook

    Another great adventure drama from Cussler, keep them coming! Scott Brick brings his stories to life like no other.

  • Jean

    Another fast action drama by Clive Cussler. Always enjoy looking for when and where Cussler shows up as himself in the book. Sort of like looking for Alfred Hitchcock in his films. Enjoyed the bits and pieces of Mongol history. Had just finished reading a two volume book about Mongol history so enjoyed listening to items I had already learned about.

  • Anonymous

    I am a big fan of Clive Cussler but do not care for the books that he shares authorship with. This was an OK book but the abridgment is bad. You can actually tell in parts where some of the story was edited out.

  • Mark Wisniewski

    Probably the last Cussler book I'll ever listen to. He used to be amusing, but he's gotten out of hand with his plots and amazing rescues. And Dirk Cussler ? Really.