Treasure Mass Market Paperback – Apr 26 2011
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From Publishers Weekly
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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"Dazzling exploits... A novel that features the greatest treasure hunt of all time...."
The Washington Post
"Cruising speed in TREASURE is pedal-to-the- metal fast forward.... Cussler moves the players around the global chessboard with a compelling clarity that keeps you captivated.... His shoot- outs are first rate.... And the conclusion is gangbusters."
"Action-packed.... Cussler has developed and patented a vibrant, rollicking narrative style that seldom shows signs of relenting...."
Detroit Free Press
"TREASURE will raise goosebumps on readers. ...Spine-tingling... suspenseful!"
"There's 'treasure' to be found in Chive Cussler's iatest novel, and it's not the discovery of the golden casket of Alexander the Great.... The true treasure is Dirk Pitt."
South Bend Tribune
"A first-rate story told by a first-class writer."
Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Slick, searing and shocking.... We're off and running in a race to see which superpower uncovers the treasure's hiding place first. You name it, you've got it in TREASURE.... [A} slam-bang rouser."
New York Daily News
"An ingenious roller-coaster of a story.... And Pitt, an Indiana Jones with 007 tastes, has never been better. This one will cost readers precious sleep. Guaranteed."
"A four-star page turner...."
Chattanooga News-Free Press
"An action-filled feast of enviable proportions.... High suspense and engrossing drama.... Cussler has the ability to keep the reader flipping pages well past his regular bedtime."See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
Treasure includes everything you would expect from a Dirk Pitt novel; action, suspense, mystery and comedy. I loved all of the action and suspense, which was on almost every page of the book, plus I was able to laugh at the jokes and humor in the book. It kept me reading the book for hours at a time, never able to put it down.
If I had to pick out the worst points in the book, I would choose the parts that had to do with politics. I found those parts to really bore me. I would rather read more about Dirk Pitt and his adventures than about politicians in Washington having a meeting. But those parts only do show up a few times in the book so it's not too bad.
Overall Treasure was exciting and like most of Clive Cussler's books, was a great read. Now on to the next Dirk Pitt adventure!
Here we go again... Same, same, same, same... Cussler starts off with an historical perspective to a mystery (the lost library of Alexandria), brings us to present day with the almighty Dirk Pitt (a plane crash and ancient ship wreck in the arctic). Somehow Pitt falls face first into something that is about to be the destruction of everything we know if he doesn't race in by superhuman means and save the planet from certain destruction.
Did this guy learn to write books after memorizing 1930's comic books or Doc Savage novels?
The action and adventure keep you reading, as usual. As far as adventure and storyline go, this may be one of the more entertaining Cussler selections, but dear reader may find as I have that with invincible characters and action such as these, it is difficult to read one Cussler book right after another. If you can't stomach much more, go and read about ten really horrible books and then pick up a Cussler novel. It will seem like the best thing you've read in a long time. Any person's opinion of a story is only a reflection of what they have already or recently experienced.
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The adventure and intrigue that he puts into his books - all of them - I've got all except the hardcovers now!Published on Oct. 23 2013 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 on Sept. 9 2013 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