Golden Buddha / Clive Cussler and Craig Dirgo.

By: Cussler, CliveContributor(s): Dirgo, CraigMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2003Description: 420 p. ; 23 cmISBN: 0425191729; 9780425191729Subject(s): Special operations (Military science) -- Fiction | International relations -- Fiction | Petroleum reserves -- Fiction | Cabrillo, Juan (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- Fiction | Ship captains -- Fiction | Mercenary troops -- Fiction | Spy storiesDDC classification: 813/.54 LOC classification: PS3553.U75 | G65 2003Summary: Captain Cabrillo and his intelligence agents plan to strike a deal with the Russians and Chinese to exchange a golden Buddha containing records of oil reserves for Tibet's freedom, but his enemies will do anything to stop him.
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Captain Cabrillo and his intelligence agents plan to strike a deal with the Russians and Chinese to exchange a golden Buddha containing records of oil reserves for Tibet's freedom, but his enemies will do anything to stop him.

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The cargo ship Oregon, which made a cameo appearance in Cussler's Flood Tide, stars in this first book of a new series. With his team, Corporation chairman Juan Cabrillo travels the world in a ship that looks beat up but is actually a complete state-of-the-art spy vessel. The Corporation's latest mission will force them to steal a golden Buddha worth millions and attempt to get the Dalai Lama back into power in Tibet. What's more, this mission must be pulled off in four days. If Cussler's books about NUMA (National Underwater & Marine Agency) are James Bond-style stories set on the ocean, then this title is a print version of the television show Mission Impossible, as evidenced by the outrageous plan, the meticulous timing, and even the peeling off of a latex face mask. Fans of Cussler will not be disappointed. For all library collections.-Jeff Ayers, Seattle P.L. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Clive Cussler was born in Aurora, Illinois on July 15, 1931. He attended Pasadena City College for two years before enlisting in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. After his discharge from the military, he worked first as a copywriter and later as a creative director for two of the nation's most successful advertising agencies. At that time, he wrote and produced radio and television commercials that won numerous international awards, including one at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival.

He began writing in 1965 and published his first novel featuring Dirk Pitt in 1973. His first non-fiction work, The Sea Hunters, was published in 1996. He has written over 50 books including the Dirk Pitt series, the NUMA Files series, Oregon Files series, Isaac Bell series, and the Fargo Adventure series.

He is the Chairman of NUMA (National Underwater and Marine Agency), a non-profit group which he founded. He and his crew of marine experts and NUMA volunteers have discovered over 60 historically significant underwater wreck sites.

Clive Cussler died on February 24, 2020 at the age of 88. (Bowker Author Biography) Clive Cussler's life nearly parallels that of his hero, Dirk Pitt. Whether searching for lost aircraft or leading expeditions to find famous shipwrecks with his NUMA crew of volunteers, he has garnered an amazing record of success.

Cussler is the author of sixteen consecutive New York Times bestsellers.

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