From the #1 New York Times-bestselling Grand Master of Adventure Clive Cussler comes a breathtaking thriller that is the inspiration for the film of the same name starring Matthew McConaughey and Penelope Cruz.
Egypt, 1996. Searching for a treasure on the Nile, Dirk Pitt thwarts the attempted assassination of a beautiful UN scientist who’s investigating a disease that is driving thousands of North Africans into madness, cannibalism, and death. The suspected cause of the raging epidemic is vast, unprecedented pollution that threatens to extinguish all life in the world’s seas.
Racing to save the world from environmental catastrophe, Pitt and his team, equipped with an extraordinary, state-of-the-art yacht, run a gauntlet between a billionaire industrialist and a bloodthirsty West African tyrant. In the scorching desert, Pitt finds a gold mine manned by slaves and uncovers the truth behind two enduring mysteries—the fate of a Civil War ironclad and its secret connection with Lincoln’s assassination, and the last flight of a long-lost female pilot. Now, amidst the blazing, shifting sands of the Sahara, Dirk Pitt will make a desperate stand—in a battle the world cannot afford to lose.
Clive Cussler (1931–2020) was the author or coauthor of over eighty books in five bestselling series, including DIRK PITT®, THE NUMA FILES®, THE OREGON FILES ®, AN ISAAC BELL ADVENTURE ®, A SAM AND REMI FARGO ADVENTURE ®, and A KURT AUSTIN ADVENTURE ®. His nonfiction works include Built for Adventure: The Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt, Built to Thrill: More Classic Automobiles from Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt, The Sea Hunters, and The Sea Hunters II; these describe the true adventures of the real NUMA, which, led by Cussler, searches for lost ships of historic significance. With his crew of volunteers, Cussler discovered more than sixty ships, including the long-lost Civil War submarine Hunley.
"Don't even peek at SAHARA until you're ready to read every word. America's finest adventure writer, Clive Cussler, has given us the ultimate Dirk Pitt tale, s taut zinger that I couldn't put down."
Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Clive Cussler is at his absolute, riotous, violent, macho best in SAHARA.... Dirk Pitt is a godsend ... The finale is no less than splendid."
"Dirk Pitt is at it again... proving himself indestructible to the bad guys and irresistible to beautiful women -- and irresistible to readers as well!.... Terrifically fun...."
United Press International
"Clive Cussler gets more wild and mischievous with every new book.... SAHARA is a fast-moving string of adventures with some outrageous side plots.... A tour de force...."
"It's Dirk Pitt at his adventurous best...."
"Cussler champions ecological issues with verve, and continues his love affair with history.... Great fun... putting Beau Geste swashbucklers against the vilest of villains."
Newport News Daily Press
"Cussler gives us one of his most consistently enjoyable books in years.... Romance, violence, technology, and history all blend swimmingly into another adventure in which that old lethal smoothy Dirk Pitt can really raise some hell.... Cussler knows how to make action flow."
New York Daily News
"An ecological thriller with sideshows, and some most imaginative escapes and close calls.... There are some delicious villains.... It all comes together, but more than that, it leaves Cussler with a real problem, and that is how to top himself."
Raleigh News & Observer
"SAHARA is a great way to spend an afternoon. Or two. Or three.... A good-time book, a swashbuckling adventure.... You can't help but enjoy it."