Clive Cussler (Author)
Clive Cussler is the author and co-author of a great number of international bestsellers, including the famous Dirk Pitt (R) adventures, such as Havana Storm; the NUMA (R) Files adventures, most recently The Rising Sea; the Oregon Files, such as Typhoon Fury; the Isaac Bell historical thrillers, which began with The Chase; and the recent Fargo Adventures which lastly included The Gray Ghost. He lives in Arizona.
Dirk Cussler (Author)
Dirk Cussler, the son of Clive Cussler, has an MBA from Berkeley. He is the co-author of Crescent Dawn, Black Wind, Treasure of Khan, Arctic Drift, Poseidon's Arrow and Havana Storm.
Dirk Pitt Sr. and his partner, Al Giordino, take center stage in this latest National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA) adventure. The two are on Lake Baikal in Siberia when a massive earthquake disrupts their research. The rescue of a scientific survey vessel and its passengers reveals a sinister agenda somehow tied to the history of Genghis Khan, one of the world's greatest conquerors. As more earthquakes occur around the globe, major oil-supply pipelines are fractured, and the U.S. President and his staff watch as soaring gas prices create a worldwide panic. Can Dirk Sr. and Al repair the pipelines, deduce the culprit, and save the world? The quality fans expect from a Clive Cussler novel is in abundance, even as Clive shares billing for a second time (after Black Wind) with his son, Dirk. Their latest will easily top the best sellers lists. For all fiction collections. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 8/06.]-Jeff Ayers, Seattle P.L. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Dirk Pitt's 19th adventure, the second collaboration between father and son Clive and Dirk Cussler (after 2004's Black Wind), offers a plot as credible as it is monstrous and the kind of exotic aquatic detail that amazes, informs and entertains. The action, and there's plenty of it, ranges from Siberia's Lake Baikal and the wilds of Mongolia to the Hawaiian islands. The treasure is that of Genghis and Kublai Khan, the great Mongolian conqueror and his grandson. The villain is a modern-day Mongol with dreams of restoring national power and pride. The heroes are Pitt, sidekick Al Giordino and Pitt's son and daughter, Dirk Jr. and Summer, all affiliated with Pitt's National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA). The exploits of Pitt and company, particularly their narrow escapes, tend toward the larger-than-life, but these are nicely balanced by down-to-earth explanations of such phenomena as seiche waves and oil seeps. 750,000 first printing. (Dec.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.