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Genghis Khan was 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.When Dirk Pitt is nearly killed rescuing an oil survey team from a freak wave on Russia's Lake Baikal, it appears a simple act of nature. When the survey team is abducted and Pitt's research vessel is nearly sunk, however, it's obvious there's something more sinister involved. All trails lead to Mongolia, and a mysterious mogul who is conducting covert deals for supplying oil to the Chinese while wreaking havoc on global oil markets utilizing a secret technology. The Mongolian harbors a dream of restoring the conquests of his ancestors, and holds a dark secret about Genghis Khan that just might give him the wealth and power to make that dream come true.From the frigid lakes of Siberia to the hot sands of the Gobi Desert, Dirk Pitt and Al Giordino find intrigue, adventure, and peril while collecting clues to the mysterious treasure of Xanadu. But first, they must keep the tycoon from murder - and the unleashing of a natural disaster of calamitous proportions.Filled with breathtaking suspense and brilliant imagination, this novel is yet further proof that when it comes to adventure writing, nobody beats Clive Cussler.
©2006 Clive Cussler; (P)2006 Penguin
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Critic Reviews

"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." (Booklist)
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By Lisa S. on 02-04-14

The best for last?

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I have listenerd to more than 25 of Clive Cussler's books read by Scott Brigg! This is one of the best! Don't know why I waited so long to download. Maybe it was the graphic of the novel? This one has so many twist and turns and sub-plots.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Dirik Pitt always comes through in the end.....he's a novelistic superman!

What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He helps you live the characters raw emotions.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful


By Janine on 11-12-11

Love Cussler

I love listening to Cussler....they make the day fly by. These audible.com books have lots of titles. I will be buying more every month.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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