From the frigid lakes of Siberia to the hot wastes of the Gobi desert, Dirk Pitt is on the trail of fabled treasure … Rescuing an oil survey team from a freak wave on Russia’s Lake Baikal is all in a day’s work for adventurers Dirk Pitt and partner Al Giordino. Yet when their ship is sabotaged and the survey team vanishes, Pitt is forced to get to the bottom of a mystery with far-reaching consequences. Soon he’s on his way to Mongolia. There, a powerful and ruthless business tycoon holding an astonishing secret about Genghis Khan is hoping to emulate the legend’s greatest conquests – but on a global scale! With the legacy of Khan and the lost treasures of Xanadu as the prize and the future security of the world at stake, Dirk Pitt for one isn’t going to stand idly by …
Dirk Cussler, an MBA from Berkeley, worked for many years in the financial arena, and now devotes himself full-time to writing. He is the co-author with Clive Cussler of Crescent Dawn, Black Wind, Treasure of Khan, and Arctic Drift. He lives in Arizona.