Unstoppable husband and wife team Sam and Remi Fargo face off against an obsessive millionaire hunting for a lost treasure in this adventure in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series
When husband and wife treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo try something new, a relaxing vacation, a detour to visit a rare bookstore leads to the discovery of a dead body. All signs point to a book in the store that may contain a secret map, an actual, ink-on-paper guide to a historic fortune.
The Fargos take up the challenge and find themselves flying from California to Arizona, from Jamaica to England. Racing against a vicious corporate raider with an unhealthy obsession for this particular treasure, Sam and Remi are slowed by a new betrayal at every turn. It can only mean one thing: someone on their team cannot be trusted.
Buzzing with the chemistry and wit of Sam and Remi Fargo, Pirate reinvents the classic treasure hunt as only a Clive Cussler adventure can.
All the familiar elements are in place in bestseller Cussler's eighth Sam and Remi Fargo adventure (after 2015's Solomon's Curse), coauthored with Burcell: a king's treasure lost in the mists of time; an ancient book that hints at the location of the treasure; and a wealthy evildoer, Charles Avery, who will stop at nothing to find it. The handsome Sam and the beautiful Remi engage in their trademark comic banter, but the action comes across as labored and the quest something of a grind. The scene shifts from 1216 Norfolk, England, to present-day San Francisco, where Remi acquires the ancient tome from a bookseller who ends up dead shortly after the transaction. The Fargos jet to Nova Scotia, a Brazilian island, and Jamaica; they are almost constantly in deadly danger from Avery's minions, who are one step ahead in the treasure search. Good guys and bad guys end up in a cavern beneath Nottingham Castle for a grand shoot-out. Along with the Fargos, readers will heave a sigh of relief that the end has finally arrived.
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I always look forward to these books and wish they would come out more often. I loved the book, but maybe not quite as much as some of the others. Still an excellent read that was difficult to put down.
I enjoyed the book. Good read. Not as exciting as most of the other Fargo Series like the "Tombs (personal favorite), "Mayan Secrets", or "The Kingdom". They seemed to be always behind the bad guys, which was a bit frustrating as there wasn't a logical explanation for how these baddies were constantly "scooping" them. Many "dangling participles", but still, overall a good read.
Not a very good read. Sam and Remi came off as a couple of wealth and privileged sleuths. Very disappointed.