A MAGNIFICENT CACHE OF ANCIENT GOLD
BURIED IN MYSTERY...
A POWERFUL CRIME FAMILY TAKES BLOODY AIM...
DIRK PITT® VOWS TO STOP THEM, PLUNGING
INTO A PIT OF EVIL!
Nearly five centuries ago a fleet of boats landed mysteriously on an island in an inland sea. There, an ancient Andean people hid a golden hoard greater than that of any pharaoh, then they and their treasure vanished into history -- until now.
1998, the Andes Mountains of Peru. DIRK PITT dives into an ancient sacrificial pool, saving two American archaeologists from certain drowning. But his death-defying rescue is only the beginning, as it draws the intrepid Pitt into a vortex of darkness and danger, corruption and betrayal. A sinister crime syndicate has traced the long-lost treasure -- worth almost a billion dollars -- from the Andes to the banks of a hidden undergound river flowing beneath a Mexican desert. Driven by burning greed and a ruthless bloodlust, the syndicate is racing to seize the golden prize...and to terminate the one man who can stop them:
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DIRK PITT IS BACK -- IN THE SWEEPING NEW ADVENTURE FROM THE AUTHOR OF
AN ANCIENT HORDE OF MAGNIFICENT TREASURE...THE SECRETS OF A LOST CIVILIZATION...A SINISTER FAMILY SYNDICATE IN A DEADLY INTERNATIONAL OPERATION
When a group of archaeologists are nearly drowned in the mountaintop depths of a Peruvian sacrificial pool, only Dirk Pitt can save them. But soon Pitt and his friends are plunged into a vicious, no-holds-barred struggle to survive -- a mortal struggle involving art thieves, a tribe of local indians, U.S. FBI and Customs agents...and the legendary, priceless treasure of the last Inca King that sets off a race against danger and time, rushing towards a wild climax in a subterranean world of darkness and death.About the Author:
Clive Cussler is the author or coauthor of over fifty previous books in five bestselling series, including Dirk Pitt®, NUMA® Files, Oregon® Files, Isaac Bell, and Sam and Remi Fargo. His nonfiction works include Built for Adventure: The Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt, and Built to Thrill: More Classic Automobiles from Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt, plus The Sea Hunters and The Sea Hunters II; these describe the true adventures of the real NUMA, which, led by Cussler, searches for lost ships of historic significance. With his crew of volunteers, Cussler has discovered more than sixty ships, including the long-lost Confederate ship Hunley. He lives in Colorado and Arizona.
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