Treasure of Khan

Treasure of Khan

Clive Cussler Dirk Cussler / Jan 24, 2020

Treasure of Khan Black Wind continued Dirk Pitt s meteoric career with one of Clive Cussler s most audacious and well received novels yet But now Cussler takes an extraordinary leap with one of his most remarkable v

  • Title: Treasure of Khan
  • Author: Clive Cussler Dirk Cussler
  • ISBN: 9780399153693
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Black Wind continued Dirk Pitt s meteoric career with one of Clive Cussler s most audacious, and well received novels yet But now Cussler takes an extraordinary leap, with one of his most remarkable villains ever Genghis Khan the greatest conqueror of all time, who, at his peak, ruled an empire that stretched from the Pacific Ocean to the Caspian Sea His conquests are tBlack Wind continued Dirk Pitt s meteoric career with one of Clive Cussler s most audacious, and well received novels yet But now Cussler takes an extraordinary leap, with one of his most remarkable villains ever Genghis Khan the greatest conqueror of all time, who, at his peak, ruled an empire that stretched from the Pacific Ocean to the Caspian Sea His conquests are the stuff of legend, his tomb a forgotten mystery Until now

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      • Clive Cussler Dirk Cussler

        Cussler began writing novels in 1965 and published his first work featuring his continuous series hero, Dirk Pitt, in 1973 His first non fiction, The Sea Hunters, was released in 1996 The Board of Governors of the Maritime College, State University of New York, considered The Sea Hunters in lieu of a Ph.D thesis and awarded Cussler a Doctor of Letters degree in May, 1997 It was the first time since the College was founded in 1874 that such a degree was bestowed Cussler is an internationally recognized authority on shipwrecks and the founder of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, NUMA a 501C3 non profit organization named after the fictional Federal agency in his novels that dedicates itself to preserving American maritime and naval history He and his crew of marine experts and NUMA volunteers have discovered than 60 historically significant underwater wreck sites including the first submarine to sink a ship in battle, the Confederacy s Hunley, and its victim, the Union s Housatonic the U 20, the U boat that sank the Lusitania the Cumberland, which was sunk by the famous ironclad, Merrimack the renowned Confederate raider Florida the Navy airship, Akron, the Republic of Texas Navy warship, Zavala, found under a parking lot in Galveston, and the Carpathia, which sank almost six years to the day after plucking Titanic s survivors from the sea In September, 1998, NUMA which turns over all artifacts to state and Federal authorities, or donates them to museums and universities launched its own web site for those wishing information about maritime history or wishing to make donations to the organization numa In addition to being the Chairman of NUMA, Cussler is also a fellow in both the Explorers Club of New York and the Royal Geographic Society in London He has been honored with the Lowell Thomas Award for outstanding underwater exploration Cussler s books have been published in than 40 languages in than 100 countries His past international bestsellers include Pacific Vortex, Mediterranean Caper, Iceberg, Raise the Titanic, Vixen 03, Night Probe, Deep Six, Cyclops, Treasure, Dragon, Sahara, Inca Gold, Shock Wave, Flood Tide, Atlantis Found, Valhalla Rising, Trojan Odyssey and Black Wind this last with his son, Dirk Cussler the nonfiction books The Sea Hunters, The Sea Hunters II and Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt r Revealed the NUMA Files novels Serpent, Blue Gold, Fire Ice, White Death and Lost City written with Paul Kemprecos and the Oregon Files novels Sacred Stone and Golden Buddha written with Craig Dirgo and Dark Watch written with Jack Du Brul Clive Cussler lives in Arizona.


    292 Comments

    1. I have never read a Clive Cussler novel until "Treasure of Khan", which is, I think, the 20th novel in his long-running Dirk Pitt series. My Cussler deprivation is not due to any calculated or irrational dismissal of the author; I just never got around to reading him. Starting with the 20th book in the series is probably not wise, as Cussler has reached that "I can basically write a 200-page shopping list and any publishing company will publish it" status, which is never a good thing. For proof, [...]


    2. Terrible, Terrible, Terrible! An outrageously outlandish plot barely within sighting distance of reality. The "coolest", know-it-all, wise-cracking archaeologists-as-protagonists to have ever walked the earth. Decent dialogue is replaced by a bunch of dumb one-liners. Bad writing (ex. "The chills crept up her back like the Polar Express").This was my first Cussler book, although I have been familiar with the character of Dirk Pitt. And it seems that Pitt is unashamedly based on Indiana Jones. La [...]


    3. En opnieuw de zelfde opzet die we al kennen van eerdere Cussler boeken. Een evenement in het verleden, dan een sprong naar deze tijd, waar het gebeuren van het verleden een vervolg krijgen.Aardig, maar ongeloofwaardig verhaal. Wat te denken van Dirk en Al die zich redden uit een omsingeling door Mongoolse ruiters, door met een toevallig aanwezige motor-fiets met zijspan. Giordino weet met een hoeveelheid hoefijzers vanuit de rijdende zijspan diverse ruiters te raken. De 50 pagina's durende prolo [...]


    4. As a writer, I don’t read in the same way as a general reader, so my comments here may not be as helpful as they might otherwise be. Clive Cussler is, of course, a well-known thriller writer with a large number of sales to his name. If Treasure of Khan is representative of his style, however, I have to ask the simple question; why? In common with most people these days, I have a limited amount of time, and my reading choices are therefore important: I’ve no desire to spend time reading somet [...]


    5. Personal Rating: 1.3 / 10Abandoned. The prologue began with some promise, but quickly descended from there. The authors chose to blather on endlessly instead of telling an orderly story. The characters were flat, and the prose was nearly unreadable. To be fair to the Cusslers, I did ‘read’ the audiobook version, read by voice actor Scott Brick. Mr. Brick has precisely one emotion in his voice: ominous. It gets quite tedious quite quickly. However, father and son Cussler do share much of th [...]


    6. I picked this out at the library when my last audiobook ended. I hadn't read a Clive Cussler book in ages, but I remembered the plots being pretty engaging, so I started it with no small sense of anticipation. The plot did not disappoint, but the writing sure did! I don't know if it was the audiobook format or the grammar snobbery that comes with being a literature major (just kidding! I was a grammar snob long before I was a lit. major!), but the errors were just inexcusable. I mean, there were [...]


    7. I read this book as part of the June Reading Challenge for one of my GR book clubs. It was recommended to me by my husband. I was intrigued to start with because it is something my husband reads and we normally have very differing taste in books. This book gets off to a good start by pulling you in to the historical context that will lay the foundation for the entire book. However, around page 150 or so I started to lose interest until about page 550! Too, too much unnecessary detail! This book [...]


    8. While I understand that the Cussler novels are mass market and formulaic, I still think the quality of writing matters. Of the dozen or so Cussler novels I've read, this isn't the best written. Yes, it was an entertaining read, but certainly not up to the quality and sheer enjoyment pleasure of, say Spartan Gold or The Chase.The short of it is, a Mongolian descendant of Ghenghis Kahn wants to return Mongolia to its former glory by cornering the oil markets of major nations. He does this using a [...]


    9. One of the Dirk Pitt series, Cussler combines his love of history and extensive knowledge of the sea to spin an amazing yarn. The story starts with the second failed attempt of Kublai Khan to invade Japan by sea, when a kamakaze "divine wind" typhoon destroys the Mongol warlord's invasion, marking the decline of his empire. You actually get an audience in the court of an aging Kublai Khan. Fast forward - NUMA scientists are taking seismographic readings on a lake in Siberia, to walk right into a [...]


    10. Although the novels can be a bit predictable and have a similar mix of: historic fact updated into a fictional discovery often with a Mr Big or Corporation trying to take over the world I still love the research used by Mr Cussler to bring the events to life. I know the gun-ho action etc is very tongue in cheek and unbelieveable- a cross between Bond and Biggles there is still a good entertainment value in each book. This book has the historical facts based around Gengis Khan leading to a treasu [...]


    11. Baca buku ini kayak makan Gado-Gado deh semua rasa ada, dan setelah dikunyah rasanyaWow! Meski dominan di petualangan-sejarah, Clive Cussler juga memadukan science dan thriller juga. Dibuka dengan adegan perang di atas kapal yang menyebabkan Mongol gagal menginvasi Jepang, lalu berlanjut ke situs penggalian arkeologi yang akhirnya menemukan peta kuburan the Great Genghis Khan. Setelah itu hingga akhir buku ini kita akan mengikuti petualangan seru Dirk Pitt dkk menyelamatkan ilmuwan yang lenyap s [...]


    12. The only Clive Cussler novel I've read. I like his writing style and plot development, but the resolution was very disappointing in that it depended so completely on outrageous luck. I appreciate that Cussler is a moralist--this book was very clean in terms of language, sex and violence. He even went out of his way to not kill anybody off (except at the climax where is was kind of necessary)even though the circumstances would warrant it. It felt like a kid's action cartoon that way--tough talk, [...]


    13. This was a very exciting book and typical of a Clive Cussler novel. If you like multiple story lines with an exciting ending for each then this is your book. This novel allows you to sit down and to immediately become part of the story and you can visually see what is happening with how the book is written. A very easy read and it is over before you know it.


    14. Dirk Pitt is in the area of thee Caspian Sea where he has to rescue a survey team from a Mongol oil tycoon with the goal of conquering the world's oil market. The Mongol holds a secret of the burial location of Genghis Khan and will use the information for world conquest. This is a fast paced adventure story.


    15. After reading some deeper books, I needed a break and some mind candy. Clive Cussler always fits that bill. Dirk Pitt and Al Giordino are modern day adventurers who get into impossible situations and keep me entertained the whole time. I can always count on Clive Cussler to deliver a fun book.




    16. Not a bad story though the "Cussler" formula is really obvious in this one. At one time I would pick up a Cussler book the moment it was released, the formula is starting to wear thin.


    17. Holy mothballs! This was one amazing book. It did run true to many of the things we've come to expect from the super adventures of Dirk Pitt. Other than the fact that no one real would perhaps survive what Pitt and his team survives, this book had everything that kept me at the edge of my seat at well paced intervals. I love it when a book is paced so that you have plenty of action, but also plenty of backdrop which builds narrative and character arcs, while also serving as a contrast against th [...]


    18. Treasure of Khan, by Clive and Dirk Cussler, is the 19th adventure starring Dirk Pitt, the head of NUMA (National Underwater and Marine Agency) and his partner in crime, Al Giordino. From a priceless discovery, to a plane crash, to a machine that can cause earthquakes with sound, follow Dirk and Al as they try to save their friends, and the world oil economy, from a man obsessed with ancient Mongolia, and hell-bent on keeping his secrets safe. Clive Cussler does an amazing job getting to feel ho [...]


    19. This book received a lot of bad reviews recently, but I'd disagree. As a fan of the Dirk Pitt series I thought this one was quite good. We're not looking for Hemingway writing here. It's action-adventure with goofy one-liners and over-the-top criminal scenerios that are clearly improbable in a real world. Hey folks, it's fiction! You know, make believe? Anyway, Pitt battles an oil tycoon who is creating earthquakes that damage his competitors reserves. He tracks down some history and treasures o [...]


    20. I picked this book up out of sheer luck - mostly because my dad picked it up from his boss' office because it was free - but, boy, am I glad I did. It has opened up a whole new world of wonderful Action/Adventure novels and Clive Cussler may even have stolen the spot of my favourite author. His stories are wild and imaginative and yet, still feel rooted in believability. He transforms (admittedly already quite cool) historical facts or stories and creates a whole new story based on them, which c [...]


    21. The introduction to this book is set in the sea off of Japan in 1281 A.D. A update is set in China in 1937. The present day part involves mysterious earthquakes and the greed of one person to control oil distribution for the entire world. Also, it concerns the quest to find the burial spots and artifacts of Genghis and Kublai Khan. The heroes of the story are Dirk Pitt and his side-kick, Giordino. This is definitely an action thriller with few descriptive passages or development of character. My [...]


    22. Bows and arrows. Why? You're a multi millionaire evil genius and the best you can do is giving your guys bows?Bows and arrows that couldn't hit a beached whale in a slight breeze. Why???This book is so bad. Why did I read it?


    23. How does Clive Cussler keep coming up with such great stories? Thoroughly enjoyable all the way, and even if it may appear to be just another treasure hunt, it's got enough other elements to keep you entertained all the way.


    24. I've read a few Cussler books and enjoyed them for what they are. Action adventure that moves at a good pace. I find these kind of books are a must to just bash through an enjoyable read without having to over think things.






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