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An ancient curse... A prize beyond imagination... Juan Cabrillo will face one to win the other.
An ancient curse... <P> A prize beyond imagination... <P> Juan Cabrillo will face one to win the other. The Oregon's seventh adventure is its most remarkable one yet. On December 7, 1941, five brothers exploring a shaft on a small island off the coast of Washington State make an extraordinary discovery, only to be interrupted by news of Pearl Harbor. In the present, Cabrillo, chasing the remnants of a crashed satellite in the Argentine jungle, stumbles upon a shocking revelation of his own. His search to untangle the mystery leads him, first, to that small island and its secret, and then much farther back, to an ancient Chinese expedition--and a curse that seems to have survived for more than five hundred years. If Cabrillo's team is successful in its quest, the reward could be incalculable. If not ... the only reward is death.
Now, the author of the bestselling NUMA and Dirk Pitt series delivers an explosive Oregon Files novel featuring his unbeatable hero of the high seas Juan Cabrillo... <P> 1896: Four Englishmen flee for their lives across the merciless Kalahari Desert carrying a stolen fortune in raw diamonds, and hunted by a fierce African tribe. The thieves manage to reach the waiting HMS Rove only to die with their pursuers in a storm that buries them all under tons of sand...<P> Today: Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the covert combat ship Oregon have barely escaped a mission on the Congo River when they intercept a mayday from a defenseless boat under fire off the African coast. Cabrillo takes action, saving the craft... along with beautiful Sloane MacIntyre. Sloane is looking for the now-submerged Rove, and her search has attracted unwanted and lethal attention from unknown forces. But what surprises Cabrillo is her story about a crazy fisherman who claims to have been attacked on the open sea by giant metal snakes in the same area. <P> What begins as a snake hunt leads Cabrillo to the trial of a far more lethal quarry, a deranged enemy whose cadre of followers plans to unleash the devastating power of nature itself against all who oppose them...
There are many rumors about the bay off Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Some say it was the site of the lost empire of the Solomon king and that great treasure lies beneath the waters. Others say terrible things happened here, atrocities and disappearances at the hands of cannibal giants, and those who venture there do not return. It is cursed.<P><P> Which is exactly what attracts the attention of husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo. How could they resist? Clues and whispers lead them on a hunt from the Solomons to Australia to Japan, and what they find at the end of the trail is both wonderful and monstrous--and like nothing they have ever seen before.<P>
A fortune lost for ages... A millionaire pursuing his destiny... Sam and Remi Fargo are about to encounter both.
A fortune lost for ages... A millionaire pursuing his destiny... Sam and Remi Fargo are about to encounter both.
A fortune lost for ages... <P> A millionaire pursuing his destiny... <P> Sam and Remi Fargo are about to encounter both.<P> Thousands of years ago, the Persian king Xerxes the Great was said to have raided the Treasury at Delphi, carrying away two solid gold pillars as tribute. In 1800, Napoleon Bonaparte and his army stumble across the pillars in the Pennine Alps. Unable to transport them Napoleon creates a map on the labels of twelve bottles of rare wine. And when Napoleon dies, the bottles disappear. Treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo are exploring the Great Pocomoke Swamp in Delaware when they are shocked to discover a World War II German u-boat. Inside, they find a bottle taken from Napoleon's lost cellar. Fascinated, the Fargos set out to find the rest of the collection. But another connoisseur of sorts has been looking for the bottle they've just found. He is Hadeon Bondaruk, a half-Russian, half-Persian millionaire. He claims to be a descendant of King Xerxes himself. And he wants his treasure back.
One man wants to destroy the world. <P> One man can save it. <P> Isaac Bell is on the case.<P> It is 1908, and international tensions are mounting as the world plunges toward war. When a brilliant American battleship gun designer dies in a sensational apparent suicide, the man's grief-stricken daughter turns to the legendary Van Dorn Detective Agency to clear her father's name. Van Dorn puts his chief investigator on the case, and Isaac Bell soon realizes that the clues point not to suicide but to murder. And when more suspicious deaths follow, it becomes clear that someone-an elusive spy-is orchestrating the destruction of America's brightest technological minds. . . and the murders all connect to a top- secret project called Hull 44. But that is just the beginning. As the intrigue deepens, Bell will find himself pitted against German, Japanese, and British spies, in a mission that encompasses dreadnought battleships, Teddy Roosevelt's Great White Fleet, Chinatown, Hell's Kitchen, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Isaac Bell has certainly faced perilous situations before, but this time it is more than the future of his country that's at stake- it's the fate of the world.
In the middle of the Indian Ocean, a NUMA research vessel is taking water samples when a crew member spots a patch of black oil ahead of them. But the substance is not oil.<P> Like a horde of army ants, a swarm of black particles from the spoiled sea suddenly attacks, killing everyone aboard while the ship goes up in flames.<P> A few hours later, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are on their way to the Indian Ocean. What they find on the smoldering hulk of the ship will eventually lead them to discover the most audacious scheme they have ever encountered: a plan to permanently alter the weather on a global scale. The insidious plot will kill millions...and it has already begun.
It is 1902, and a bright, inexperienced young man named Isaac Bell, only two years out of his apprenticeship at the Van Dorn Detective Agency, has an urgent message for his boss.<P><P> Hired to hunt for radical unionist saboteurs in the coal mines, he is witness to a terrible accident that makes him think something else is going on...that provocateurs are at work and bigger stakes are in play.Little does he know just how big they are.Given exactly one week to prove his case, Bell quickly finds himself pitted against two of the most ruthless opponents he has ever known--men of staggering ambition and cold-bloodedness who are not about to let some wet-behind-the-ears detective stand in their way.
Detective Isaac Bell returns in the remarkable new adventure in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series. It is 1902, and a bright, inexperienced young man named Isaac Bell, only two years out of his apprenticeship at the Van Dorn Detective Agency, has an urgent message for his boss. Hired to hunt for radical unionist saboteurs in the coal mines, he is witness to a terrible accident that makes him think that something else is going on, that provocateurs are at work and bigger stakes are in play. Little does he know just how big they are. Given exactly one week to prove his case, Bell quickly finds himself pitted against two of the most ruthless opponents he has ever known, men of staggering ambition and cold-bloodedness . . . who are not about to let some wet-behind-the-ears detective stand in their way.
Una serie de seísmos en zonas petroleras en Rusia, China y el Golfo Pérsico han sembrado el caos sobre el mercado energético mundial. Detrás de los siniestros está Borjin, un mongol multimillonario con complejos de grandeza que ha desarrollado una tecnología capaz de generar terremotos. Su meta: adquirir el dominio sobre Mongolia Interior. Borjin no solo tiene acceso a una bolsa de petróleo, sino también a la riqueza del tesoro de Genghis Khan. Ahora planea un nuevo cataclismo en Alaska, y el intrépido Pitt debe detenerlo y, al mismo tiempo, salvar el sarcófago del emperador mongol.
An invention that could change the world... <P> A ruthless agent that could destroy it... <P> Only Isaac Bell can save it. <P> On the ocean liner Mauretania, two European scientists with a groundbreaking new invention are rescued from abduction by the Van Dorn Detective Agency's intrepid chief investigator, Isaac Bell. Unfortunately, they are not so lucky when one of the thugs attacks a second time. What are the scientists holding that is so precious? Something that will revolutionize business and world culture--and perhaps something more. <P> For war clouds are looming, and a ruthless espionage agent has spotted an opportunity to give the German Empire an edge in the coming conflict. It's up to Isaac Bell to figure out who he is, what he's up to, and stop him. <P> But Bell may already be too late.
When some of the top thriller writers in the world came together in THRILLER: STORIES TO KEEP YOU UP ALL NIGHT, they became a part of one of the most successful short-story anthologies ever published. The highly anticipated THRILLER 2: STORIES YOU JUST CAN'T PUT DOWN is even bigger. From Jeffery Deaver's tale of international terrorism to Lisa Jackson's dysfunctional family in the California wine country to Ridley Pearson's horrifying serial killer, this collection has something for everyone. Twenty-three bestselling and hot new authors in the genre have submitted original stories to make up this unforgettable blockbuster. Turn off your phone. Shut down your computer. Say goodbye to your friends and family. Be prepared to read for days.
Sam and Remi Fargo return in this astonishing new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Clive Cussler--and embark on their most daring quest to date. <P><P> When an archeologist friend requests their help to excavate a top-secret historical site, the Fargos are intrigued. But they have no idea that their discoveries will set them on a hunt for a prize beyond all imagination. <P> The clues point to the hidden tomb of Attila the Hun, who was reportedly buried with a vast fortune of gold, jewels, and plunder: a bounty that has never been found. <P> As they follow a trail throughout Europe, it leads them not to one tomb, but five. The Fargos also find themselves pitted against a thieving group of treasure hunters, a cunning Russian businessman, and a ruthless Hungarian who claims direct descent from Attila himself--and will stop at nothing to achieve his destiny...
Durante una expedición de NUMA para tomar muestras de agua en el océano Índico, un miembro de la tripulación vislumbra una mancha negra brillante que parece petróleo. De repente una multitud de partículas negras les ataca como si se tratara de un ejército de hormigas. El barco se enciende en llamas y no quedan supervivientes.Kurt Austin, Joe Zavala y el resto del equipo de operaciones especiales se encargan del caso. La investigación, que empieza con un examen de los restos carbonizados del barco, revela un retorcido plan: llegar a dominar la meteorología del planeta para matar a millones de personas. La cuenta atrás ya ha empezado y quedan muchas preguntas sin responder: ¿Quién se encuentra detrás de esta trama criminal? ¿Podrán Kurt Austin y sus hombres salvar al planeta?
1848. Los dos buques del Servicio de Descubrimientos Árticos que partieron en busca del Paso del Noroeste llevan dos años aprisionados en el hielo. Su enigmático líder, Sir John Franklin, pereció hace un año y la situación es cada vez más desesperada. La tripulación de las naves, formada por hombres intrépidos y aguerridos, está preparada para pasar hambre, frío, epidemias y todo tipo de adversidades. Sin embargo, no sabrán enfrentarse a lo que los habitantes de los hielos llaman "el aliento del diablo", una leyenda espeluznante que poco a poco irá cobrando visos de realidad.En la actualidad. Una bioquímica llamada Lisa Lane descubre la manera de reducir los gases que provocan el calentamiento global mediante una recreación artificial a gran escala de la fotosíntesis. Para este proceso, es necesario un raro y peligroso metal llamado rutenio, que puede resultar letal para quien lo manipule. Al mismo tiempo, un magnate canadiense está dispuesto a todo para silenciar a la científicaUn nuevo reto para Clive Cussler, el maestro de la aventura: un tema de máxima actualidad, el calentamiento global, se funde con una leyenda sobrecogedora. Solo el intrépido Dirk Pitt puede enfrentarse a un peligro de semejante envergadura.
Charts of lost gold... breathtaking art and rare volumes... maps of hidden oil and mineral deposits that could change the world's balance of power. Now Dirk Pitt discovers the secret trail of the treasures of Alexandria-- a trail that plunges him into a brutal conspiracy for total domination of the globe. Zealots threaten to unseat the governments of Egypt and Mexico, exposing America to invasion and economic collapse. Suddenly, from East to West, anarchists reach their deadly tentacles into the heart of the United States. And Dirk Pitt, the hard-hitting hero of Clive Cussler's smash bestsellers "Sahara" and "Inca Gold", is up against the most feared assassin known to man.
Genghis Khan almost conquered the world. Now, one man wants to finish the job-unless Dirk Pitt can stop him.
Genghis Khan-- the greatest conqueror of all time, who at his peak ruled an empire that stretched from the Pacific Ocean to the Caspian Sea. His conquests are the stuff of legend, his tomb a forgotten mystery. Until now. When Dirk Pitt is nearly killed rescuing an oil survey team from a freak wave on Russia's Lake Baikal, it appears a simple act of nature. But when the survey team is abducted and Pitt's research vessel nearly sinks, it's obvious there's something more sinister involved. <P> All trails lead to Mongolia, and a mysterious mogul who is conducting covert deals for supplying oil to the Chinese, while wreaking havoc on global oil markets with deadly acts of sabotage. The Mongolian harbors a dream of restoring the conquests of his ancestors, and holds a dark secret about Genghis Khan that just might give him the wealth and power to make the dream come true. <P> From the frigid lakes of Siberia to the hot sands of the Gobi Desert, Dirk Pitt and Al Giordino find intrigue, adventure, and peril while collecting clues to the mysterious treasure of Xanadu. But first, they must stop the tycoon from spreading his killing spree-- one that is about to strike very, very close to home. <P> Filled with breathtaking suspense and extraordinary imagination, his new novel is yet further proof that when it comes to adventure writing, nobody beats Clive Cussler.
Long hailed as the grand master of adventure fiction, Clive Cussler has continued to astound with the intricate plotting and astonishing set pieces of his novels. Now, with a surprising twist, he gives us his most audacious work yet.In the final pages of Valhalla Rising, Dirk Pitt discovered, to his shock, that he had two grown children he had never known-twenty-three-year-old fraternal twins born to a woman he thought had died in an underwater earthquake. Both have inherited his love of the sea: the girl, Summer, is a marine biologist; the boy, himself named Dirk, is a marine engineer. And now they are about to help their father in the adventure of a lifetime.There is a brown tide infesting the ocean off the shore of Nicaragua. The twins are working in a NUMA(r) underwater enclosure, trying to determine its origin, when two startling things happen: Summer discovers an artifact, something strange and beautiful and ancient; and the worst storm in years boils up out of the sky, heading straight not only for them but also for a luxurious floating resort hotel square in its path.The peril for everybody concerned is incalculable, and, desperately, Pitt, Al Giordino, and the rest of the NUMA(r) crew rush to the rescue, but what they find in the storm's wake makes the furies of nature pale in comparison. For there is an all-too-human evil at work in that part of the world, and the brown tide is only a by-product of its plan. Soon, its work will be complete-and the world will be a very different place.Though if Summer's discovery is to be believed, the world is already a very different place...
Long hailed as the grand master of adventure fiction, Clive Cussler has continued to astound with the intricate plotting and astonishing set pieces of his novels. Now, with a surprising twist, he gives us his most audacious work yet.<P> In the final pages of Valhalla Rising, Dirk Pitt discovered, to his shock, that he had two grown children he had never known-twenty-three-year-old fraternal twins born to a woman he thought had died in an underwater earthquake. Both have inherited his love of the sea: the girl, Summer, is a marine biologist; the boy, himself named Dirk, is a marine engineer. And now they are about to help their father in the adventure of a lifetime.<P> There is a brown tide infesting the ocean off the shore of Nicaragua. The twins are working in a NUMA(r) underwater enclosure, trying to determine its origin, when two startling things happen: Summer discovers an artifact, something strange and beautiful and ancient; and the worst storm in years boils up out of the sky, heading straight not only for them but also for a luxurious floating resort hotel square in its path.<P> The peril for everybody concerned is incalculable, and, desperately, Pitt, Al Giordino, and the rest of the NUMA(r) crew rush to the rescue, but what they find in the storm's wake makes the furies of nature pale in comparison. For there is an all-too-human evil at work in that part of the world, and the brown tide is only a by-product of its plan. Soon, its work will be complete-and the world will be a very different place.<P> Though if Summer's discovery is to be believed, the world is already a very different place...
"Clive Cussler has no equal," writes Publishers Weekly, and he proved it again with the intricate plotting and astonishing set pieces of his number-one bestselling Atlantis Found. Fans wanted to know how he could possibly top it--and the answer is Valhalla Rising.<P> It is July 2003. In the middle of its maiden voyage, the luxury cruise ship Emerald Dolphin suddenly catches fire and sinks. What caused it? Why didn't the alarms go off? What was its connection to the revolutionary new engines powering the ship? NUMA special projects director Dirk Pitt races to rescue the passengers and investigate the disaster, but he has no idea of the bizarre events that are about to engulf him.<P> Before the next few weeks are over, Pitt will find himself confronted by an extraordinary series of monsters, both human and mechanical, modern and ancient. He will tread upon territory previously known only to legend. And, at the end of it all, though many lives will be lost, and many saved, it is Pitt's own life that will be changed forever...<P> Filled with dazzling suspense and breathtaking action, Valhalla Rising is Cussler at the height of his storytelling powers.
Se han producido varias muertes misteriosas en una isla de Alaska, así como un ataque por sorpresa a Dirk Pitt durante el reconocimi ento de un submarino japonés hundido durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Se trata de hechos inconexos, pero que ponen a Pitt en el ra stro de una vasta conspiración. A finales de la guerra, los japoneses habían protagonizado un último y desesperado intento de atacar Estados Unidos con el envío de dos submarinos a la costa Oeste con una peligrosa carga: un virus letal. Los submarinos se hundieron . Sin embargo, las armas bacteriológicas no perdieron su mortífera capacidad. Y no falta gente sin escrúpulos dispuesta a aprovechar se de ello. Por eso Dirk Pitt, junto con sus hijos gemelos Summer, bióloga marina, y Dirk, ingeniero marino, se dispone a localizar y aniquilar la amenaza mediante una arriesgada operación. Y ello a pesar de que nunca se había enfrentado a un enemigo tan despiadad o y con tanto poder de destrucción. «Un thriller de padree hijo protagonizado por un equipo de padre e hijo que sabe explotar aún más la acción y los peligros marca de la casa.» Kirkus Review
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