Inca Gold by Clive Cussler is the 12th book in the series featuring Dirk Pitt.
This novel had a release date of June 2, 1994.
Inca Gold book description
Nearly five centuries ago a fleet of boats landed mysteriously on an island in an inland sea.
There, an ancient Andean people hid a golden hoard greater than that of any pharaoh, then they and their treasure vanished into history – until now.
1998, the Andes Mountains of Peru. Dirk Pitt dives into an ancient sacrificial pool, saving two American archaeologists from certain drowning.
But his death-defying rescue is only the beginning, as it draws the intrepid Pitt into a vortex of darkness and danger, corruption and betrayal.
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.
Driven by burning greed and a ruthless bloodlust, the syndicate is racing to seize the golden prize… and to terminate the one man who can stop them: