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  • Hardcover: 544 pages
  • Publisher: GP Putnam And Sons (Nov. 28 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399153691
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399153693
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 16.1 x 4.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 739 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #409,299 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Dirk Pitt's 19th adventure, the second collaboration between father and son Clive and Dirk Cussler (after 2004's Black Wind), offers a plot as credible as it is monstrous and the kind of exotic aquatic detail that amazes, informs and entertains. The action, and there's plenty of it, ranges from Siberia's Lake Baikal and the wilds of Mongolia to the Hawaiian islands. The treasure is that of Genghis and Kublai Khan, the great Mongolian conqueror and his grandson. The villain is a modern-day Mongol with dreams of restoring national power and pride. The heroes are Pitt, sidekick Al Giordino and Pitt's son and daughter, Dirk Jr. and Summer, all affiliated with Pitt's National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA). The exploits of Pitt and company, particularly their narrow escapes, tend toward the larger-than-life, but these are nicely balanced by down-to-earth explanations of such phenomena as seiche waves and oil seeps. 750,000 first printing.(Dec.)
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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. Cussler has been writing the Pitt thrillers for 30-odd years, and he has the recipe down pat. (His son, Dirk, recently has assumed the role of coauthor.) Fans of the long-running series will hungrily gobble this dish of genre pudding, but those who find Cussler's work slick and formulaic won't discover anything here to change their minds. David Pitt
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Donald Mitchell #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on Jan. 29 2007
Format: Hardcover
As the book opens, Kublai Khan's forces are preparing to subdue Japan. But a storm intervenes and the invading fleet is destroyed. One of the ships makes it unexpectedly to a faraway isle . . . and eventually returns. Next, as the Japanese march through China in 1937, a British archeologist finds a clue to the burial site of Kublai Khan. From there, Dirk Pitt, Sr. and Al Giordino are on Lake Baikal in Siberia helping to measure lake currents when an underwater avalanche sets off a rolling tower of water that threatens a boat that doesn't hear the warning to clear the lake. Dirk and Al ride the rescue . . . but find themselves facing new threats before the next dawn. These new troubles lead towards Mongolia and a rendezvous with history. Along the way, the world faces another crisis that only Dirk and Al can solve. Before the book is over, you'll travel to the Middle East, across the Gobi desert, through the ocean next to the big island of Hawaii, and into the corridors of power in Washington, D.C.

Here's the good news: Treasure of Khan is mostly about Dirk Senior and Al Giordino rather than Dirk Junior and Summer. Here's the bad news: The swagger is mostly missing.

Treasure of Khan follows the proven Clive Cussler recipe for a Dirk Pitt Adventure, but in a coolly scientific way, rather than with passion. The physical action is often strangely cerebral rather than gut-wrenching. That's the main disappointment in this book.
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By Toni Osborne TOP 100 REVIEWER on Feb. 11 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback
19th Adventure of Dirk Pitt

Dirk Pitt with his sidekick Al Giordino takes us on another wild adventure, a mystery spanning from Siberia to Mongolia.

Cussler opens in his customary prologue, starting in Hakata Bay, Japan 1281 to Shang-Tu, China 1937 and from there things unfold at a fast pace to lake Baikal Siberia 2007.
While surveying for oil seepage a team of geophysicists are caught in the aftermath of a massive earthquake and subsequent seiche... What appears to be a simple act of nature, triggers further investigation...From there, we embark on a wild and never ending ride.

While Dirk Pitt and his teammate Al Giordino are tracking the lake's currents, they are nearly killed. Our heroes set out on the trail to find the mysterious mogul behind this sinister plot.... The adventure is full of intrigue as they face one peril after another and in typical Cussler fashion, they encounter an army of trained warriors and obstacles, naturally, they manage to outwit everyone....

The action is rolling on every page with surprises, lots of history, implausible bravado and close calls of his heroes. The story is just plain fun and enjoyable, you find everything you come to expect from a Clive Cussler's novel. Not only we have the familiar cast of lovable characters in Dirk and Al and some villains to hate, we find Summer and Dirk Jr as supporting characters in some very tight and exciting situations.

Cussler is a master at delivering the unimaginable, a mind controlling fantasy, the ultimate ride to the end.
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Delivery was as scheduled and book description was as stated. Fictional story was captivating and very entertaining. Overall book was difficult to put down once started.
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By Roy Mayer on April 28 2013
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As always, I found Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt an exciting and, incredulously, believable at every far-fetched turn of events. This book had me going right to the grand finale. Super!
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