Dirk Pitt must fight another perilous battle in Clive Cussler's Crescent Dawn. An ancient cargo long thought lost is found. With terrible consequences...Dirk Pitt is surveying in the Middle East when a stroke of luck reveals an Ottoman wreck with a very curious cargo. While investigating the find, he foils a night raid on Istanbul's Topkapi Palace Museum. This puts Pitt at the centre of a race to acquire a series of legendary artefacts. Meanwhile, the region is being pushed to the brink of war by a series of explosions across Turkey and Egypt. Finding that his search for the artefacts is linked to the attacks, Pitt must prevent a deranged brother and sister's fanatical plans succeeding...Packed with breathtaking suspense and fired by an extraordinary imagination, Crescent Dawn is a barnstorming read for all fans of action, suspense and intrigue. Crescent Dawn is the twenty-first of Clive Cussler's bestselling Dirk Pitt novels - the series that also includes Inca Gold and his first novel, Mayday - co-authored with his son Dirk Cussler, in which hero Dirk Pitt finds himself caught between artefacts and fanatics. "No-holds barred adventure ...a souped-up treat". (Daily Mirror)."Frightening and full of suspense ...unquestionably entertaining". (Daily Express). Clive Cussler is the author or co-author of thirty-eight previous books, including nineteen Dirk Pitt novels, eight NUMA[registered] Files adventures, six Oregon Files books, three works of non-fiction and two historical adventures, The Chase and The Wrecker. He lives in Arizona. Dirk Cussler, an MBA from Berkeley, worked for many years in the financial arena, and now devotes himself full time to writing. He is the co-author, with Clive Cussler, of Black Wind, Treasure of Khan, and Arctic Drift. In recent years he has been an active participant and partner in his father's real-life NUMA[registered] expeditions and served as president of the NUMA advisory board of trustees. He lives in Arizona.