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When the great Library of Alexandria was ordered sacked in A.D. 391, could some of its fabulous art treasures and volumes from its magnificent library have escaped the flames and been ferried across the Atlantic? It's an improbable if intriguing notion, but probability is not the strong suit of this wild charade of a novel that features the greatest treasure hunt of all timesome 1600 years after the fabulous riches disappeared. The narrative also encompasses the bloody attempts of two supposedly religious fanatics (who turn out to be brothers in a "criminal dynasty") to seize power in Egypt and Mexico, respectively; the kidnapping of the legitimate presidents of those two countries aboard a cruise ship; and the dazzling exploits of the green-eyed Dirk Pitt, a super-James Bond type whom "no woman could completely possess." These exploits include tracking the cruise ship to Tierra del Fuego, defeating, with the aid of some Special Forces agents, hordes of Arab and Mexican terrorists in several brutal encounters, and locating and saving the treasure. It's essentially schoolboy stuff, and it leads one to surmise that Cussler, author of the bestselling Cyclops, may have been so intent on packing his tale with action that he forgot about credibility altogether. Paperback rights to Pocket Books; Literary Guild main selection.
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'Much fun, crisply told, with exciting special effects' Kirkus Review 'A page-turning romp that achieves a level of fast-paced action and derring-do...solidly entertaining' Publishers Weekly 'Clive Cussler is the guy I read' Tom Clancy 'Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt are the first names in adventure' Stephen Coonts --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
The adventure and intrigue that he puts into his books - all of them - I've got all except the hardcovers now!Published 21 months ago by flo
Another good book by Clive Cussler for the Dirk Pitt series. I've enjoyed all books from the series and look forward to more.Published 22 months ago by Kevin G Carleton
What a treat! Treasure is one of the best D.P. novels out there! It's quite a page turner, so be prepared to to lose yourself in the world of Clive Cussler!p.s. Read morePublished on June 10 2004 by T. A Molina
as usual my favorite heros Dirk, and Al have taken us around the world and have saved the day. this book was quite the page turner. Read morePublished on June 10 2003 by Amazon Customer
One of the best Pitt books ever. You won't be able to put it down. This is one of those books you say you'll put down....after the next page. Read morePublished on April 8 2003 by BRAD BAUGHMAN
This incredible book although over a decade old cannot be beaten for its wonderfull story, diverse locations and incredible tension. Read morePublished on March 31 2003 by D. Newstead
Tresure sure delivers the best of Dr. Cussler - it's got a wonderful story, a RICH one, tons of action and cunning both from Pitt and the villains, and the pressure mounts up... Read morePublished on Sept. 12 2002 by Ian K.