Inca Gold (Dirk Pitt #12)
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... show more
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.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: March 1st 1995
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 581
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Spy Thriller
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Dirk Pitt (#12)
The vast amounts of gold the Inca possessed at the time of Pizarro is legendary, yet even as the Spaniards plundered the riches they began wondering if they had found everything. Inca Gold is the twelfth book in the Dirk Pitt series by Clive Cussler as the titular character and his ever faithful fr...
Well paced adventure featuring Dirk Pitt and the NUMA team.After rescuing some archaeologists, Dirk and Al Giordino find themselves tangled up with a group of antiquity thieves.There's no secret organisation trying to take over or destroy the world in this one, and the story benefits from that. Good...
I had forgotten how very much I enjoy these. VERY much. :-) I do wish more of the early/middle ones were out in audio...or at my library as audio, or even Audible.