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A call for help from a stricken archaeological expedition brings Dirk Pitt to a sacred well, high in the Andes. There he confronts a band of ruthless art thieves, who plunder ancient sites for their precious artefacts. But soon Dirk Pitt faces even graver danger, as he searches for a lost Spanish galleon and hunts for a fabulous hoard of Inca gold. And in a desperate race against time, Pitt must track down a sacred site – before the richest prize known to man is lost to the world forever…
Praise for Clive Cussler:
'Just about the best storyteller in the business' - New York Post
'Cussler is hard to beat' - Daily Mail
'The Adventure King' - Sunday Express
'Frightening and full of suspense ... unquestionably entertaining' - Daily Express
'Much fun, crisply told, with exciting special effects' - Kirkus Review
'Clive Cussler is the guy I read' - Tom Clancy
'No holds barred adventure ... a souped-up treat' - Daily Mirror
'Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt are the first names in adventure' - Stephen Coonts
'Clive Cussler has no equal' - Publishers Weekly
Clive Cussler is the author of over twenty-five internationally
bestselling books, including the Dirk Pitt adventure series, the NUMA
FILES novels and the Oregon Files Adventures.
He grew up in Alhambra, California. He later attended Pasadena City College for two years, but then enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War where he served as an aircraft mechanic and flight engineer in the Military Air Transport Service. Upon his discharge, he became a copywriter and later creative director for two leading ad agencies. At that time, he wrote and produced radio and television commercials that won numerous international awards, one at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.
Cussler began writing in 1965 and published his first novel featuring Dirk Pitt in 1973. His first non-fiction work, The Sea Hunters, was released in 1996. Because of this work 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 of 1997. It was the first time since the College was founded in 1874 that such a degree was bestowed.
Cussler is the founder the National Underwater & Marine Agency, (NUMA), a non-profit organisation that dedicates itself to American maritime and naval history. In addition to being Chairman of NUMA, Cussler is a fellow in both the Explorers Club of New York and the Royal Geographic Society in London.
A noted collector of classic automobiles, Cussler owns 85 of the finest examples of custom coachwork and 50's convertibles to be found anywhere. They are garaged near Golden, Colorado. Today, Cussler divides his time between the mountains of Colorado and the deserts of Arizona.
Number Of Pages: 544
Available: 12th January 2017
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.0 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.27