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The twelfth hair-raising Dirk Pitt thriller sees the adventurer hunt for a fabulous hoard of Inca gold, before the richest prize known to man is lost forever.
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"
"The Adventure King"
"Frightening and full of suspense ... unquestionably entertaining"
"Much fun, crisply told, with exciting special effects"
ISBN: 9780008216641 ISBN-10: 0008216649 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 544 Published: 2nd February 2017 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0
Weight (kg): 0.36
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
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