November 5, 1994
About the Author
Clive Cussler, the Grand Master of the American action-adventure novel, grew up in Alhambra, California. He later attended Pasadena City College for two years, but then he enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War where he served as an aircraft mechanic and flight engineer in the Military Air Transport Service. Upon his discharge, he became a copywriter and later creative director for two of the nation's leading advertising agencies. At that time, he wrote and produced radio and television commercials that won numerous international awards, including the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Cussler began writing in 1965 and published his first novel featuring Dirk Pitt in 1973. His first non-fiction work, "The Sea Hunters," was released in 1996. Because of this work the Board of Governors of the Maritime College, State University of New York considered THE SEA HUNTERS in lieu of a Ph.D. thesis and awarded Cussler a Doctor of Letters degree in 1997. It was the first time since the college was founded in 1874 that such a degree was bestowed.
About this Book
When a tsunami hit a Spanish treasure galleon, all traces of a golden hoard greater than that of any pharaohs vanished into history. NUMA agent Dirk Pitt dives into an ancient sacrificial pool far into the Andean jungle in order to rescue two archaeologists and plunges into a vortex of corruption, betrayal and death. 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. Nothing will stop their ruthless and murderous drive to recover the gold. Nothing, that is, until Pitt and his team place themselves square in the path of danger.
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