Synopses & Reviews
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
underground 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.
United Press International
"Cussler can keep anyone on the edge of their chair
with his gripping descriptions of action...."
"Cussler has developed and patented a vibrant,
rollicking narrative style that seldom shows signs
"Cussler is a master at building suspense and
tension... high-tech adventure, a little romance
and a whale of a story...."
"A new Clive Cussler novel
is like a visit from your best friend."
Atlanta Journal and Constitution
"Lovers of undersea adventure...
should get to know DIRK PITT"
Another smash New York Times bestseller from the creator of the Dirk Pitt adventures--a non-stop novel of breathtaking adventure. It's 1998 in the Andes Mountains and a powerful crime family pursues an ancient cache of gold to an underground river in the Mexican desert, vowing to terminate the one man in its way--Dirk Pitt.