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Treasure Of Khan - A Dirk Pitt Novel (edition 2006)

by Clive; Cussler Cussler, Dirk

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Title:Treasure Of Khan - A Dirk Pitt Novel
Authors:Clive; Cussler Cussler, Dirk
Info:G. P. Putnam's Sons (2006), Edition: 1ST, Hardcover
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I never have - and still don't - think much of Cussler's ability to write credible dialogue: it's often infodump heavy, and much of the rest of the time it's full of trivialities, to say nothing of the fact that it doesn't contain the contractions one associates with normal speech (unless that's just something specific to Cussler's own locale? Always a possibility...).

That aside, though, this book, like all his others, is an engaging, gripping, action-packed thriller. ( )
  davidbrider | Jan 24, 2019 |
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 proloog bevatte eigenlijk twee delen. In het eerste de strijd tussen Mongolië en Japan in de jaren 1200. Het tweede deel speelt zich af in de jaren '30, toen de Japanners samen met de Nazi's vochten. Deze hele proloog had in een paar simple regels samengevat kunnen worden, en had weinig met het hoofdverhaal te maken. ( )
  EdwinKort | Jul 4, 2018 |
Yet again Cussler hits the mark. He has come up with another page turner, this time concerning land and oil rights in Mongolia and China, along with a development that makes the locating of such oilfields much easier. This development, however, also lends itself to causing strata disruption enabling terrorist-like attacks on major oil installations.
The prospect of these things in the hand of a megalomaniac who believes himself to be a descendant of Genghis Khan gives rise to an engrossing story that is hard to put down. This book returns to action centred on Dirk and Al Giordino, rather than the two Pitt children, who do feature, but in contrastingly smaller roles. A fun read that shows Cussler is back on song, some of the previous novels having lost their way a little. Cussler does of course show up in his own book again, and yet again is not recognised even when his name is given to Pitt and Giordino who have encountered him before! ( )
  Alan1946 | Jan 4, 2017 |
A good read with lots of action and history some real some fiction!! ( )
  boneslv | May 16, 2016 |
Father/son team spin a good action tale. Reminds me of National Treasure and other historical fiction where historical events are used as the core of the story. Of course the fearless and intrepid Dirk Pitt never says quit, always solves the puzzle, and never gets more than a scratch. ( )
  deldevries | Jan 31, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0425218236, Mass Market Paperback)

Genghis Khan almost conquered the world. Now, one man wants to finish the job-unless Dirk Pitt can stop him.

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When an oil survey team is abducted after a suspicious accident, Dirk Pitt follows leads to Mongolia, where he learns about a megalomaniac's plot to supply oil to China and to undermine global oil markets.

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