The Kingdom (Fargo Adventure Series #3)

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Sam and Remi Fargo return for the thrilling third adventure in the acclaimed new series.

In Spartan Gold and Lost Empire, Clive Cussler brought readers into the world of husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo, whose passion and instinct for treasure-hunting has led to extraordinary discoveries-and perilous journeys.

Their next adventure, however, might be their most astonishing yet.

The Fargos are used to ...

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Overview

Sam and Remi Fargo return for the thrilling third adventure in the acclaimed new series.

In Spartan Gold and Lost Empire, Clive Cussler brought readers into the world of husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo, whose passion and instinct for treasure-hunting has led to extraordinary discoveries-and perilous journeys.

Their next adventure, however, might be their most astonishing yet.

The Fargos are used to hunting for treasure, not people. But then a Texas oil baron contacts them with a personal plea: an investigator friend of the Fargos' was on a mission to find the oil baron's missing father-and now the investigator is missing, too. Would Sam and Remi be willing to look for them both? Though something about the situation doesn't quite add up, the Fargos agree to go on the search.

What they find will be beyond anything they could have imagined. On a journey that will take them to Tibet, Nepal, Bulgaria, India, and China, the Fargos will find themselves embroiled with black-market fossils, a centuries-old puzzle chest, the ancient Tibetan kingdom of Mustang, a balloon aircraft from a century before its time . . . and a skeleton that could turn the history of human evolution on its head.

Packed with the endless imagination and breathtaking suspense that are his hallmarks, The Kingdom once again proves that Clive Cussler is "just about the best storyteller in the business" (New York Post).

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In their latest globe-trotting adventure, husband-and-wife treasure-hunters Sam and Remi Fargo find themselves enmeshed again in interlocking mysteries involving potent secrets from the distant past and dangers that are all too present. Now in mass-market paperback and NOOK Book.

Tom Clancy
“A new Clive Cussler novel is like a visit from your best friend."
Publishers Weekly
In Cussler and Blackwood's rousing third adventure featuring treasure hunters extraordinaire Sam and Remi Fargo (after Lost Empire), the couple get on the trail of a sacred object, the Theurang, "said to have been a life-sized statue of a man-like creature or... the skeleton of the creature itself." Or maybe it's a chest holding the creature's bones. Reclusive wealthy entrepreneur Charles King (aka "King Charlie") is also searching for this artifact. King's girlfriend, Zhilan Hsu, and their grown children, Russell and Marjorie, will stop at nothing to fulfill King's deadly demands. As in the previous volumes, the action ricochets around the globe, with Sam and Remi making one astounding discovery after another while they decipher cryptic clues, exchange banter, and escape otherwise inescapable dangers. Fresh prose, a smart and amusing husband-and-wife team, interesting history and science, and a wildly imaginative plot all add up to a good time for Cussler's many fans as well as series newcomers. (June)
Library Journal
Sam and Remi Fargo are treasure hunters. But now, in a journey that takes them to Tibet, Nepal, China, Siberia, and Italy, they're hunting for a missing investigator friend. With artifacts ranging from a Stone Age ostrich egg to a skeleton that seems to be even older, this sounds like classic Cussler. In a review of Lost Empire (Xpress Reviews, 7/30/10), LJ termed the Fargo series "second tier at best"; you know if you have an audience.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425248089
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 5/29/2012
  • Series: Fargo Adventure Series , #3
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 112,799
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Clive  Cussler

Clive Cussler is the author of many New York Times bestsellers, most recently The Spy and Lost Empire. He lives in Arizona.
Grant Blackwood caught the fiction-writing bug at the age of eighteen while reading Clive Cussler’s The Mediterranean Caper , and spent the next four years working in different styles of fiction before settling on novel-length work.

Mr. Blackwood is a U.S. Navy veteran, having spent three years active duty aboard the guided missile frigate USS Ford as an Operations Specialist and a Pilot Rescue Swimmer.

Two months after leaving the Navy in July 1987, Mr. Blackwood started the first draft of his first novel, which as he puts it, “wasn’t good enough to be published, but good enough to earn a spot in my sock drawer. It took me several more years of rewriting before I realized the publishers and agents who’d been saying ‘no’ were saying no for a good reason.”

Twelve years to the day after leaving the Navy, Mr. Blackwood received an offer from Penguin-Putnam/Berkley to buy his second novel, The End of Enemies, which hit the stands May 8th.

Mr. Blackwood is 36 years old and lives in Minnesota, where he is working on this next novel, the second in the Briggs Tanner series of thrillers, which is due out in Spring/Summer of 2002.

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    1. Hometown:
      Phoenix, Arizona
    1. Date of Birth:
      July 15, 1931
    2. Place of Birth:
      Aurora, Illinois
    1. Education:
      Pasadena City College; Ph.D., Maritime College, State University of New York, 1997

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  • Posted July 27, 2011

    Loved it!

    Another winner for the Fargo's. It seems that all Mr. Cussler's books end too quickly. I could barely put this one down. The action was non-stop. The story inventive and the mountains views mouth-watering.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 13, 2012

    Great Thriller, Great Read!

    Another great thriller from Clive Cussler, I love the Fargo Adventure series. Great action without all the blood & guts that is Dirk Pitt.
    Mr. & Mrs Fargo are off across the globe again to solve another mystery and bring another relic to the modern world. Dirk Pitt may be my favorite, but the Fargos are closing the gap!
    Another great read from Mr. Cussler, Enjoy.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2011

    Interesting, but....

    An interesting, with periods of bogged-down casual conversation and admiration between the characters (Fargo's),adventure type book. Some conveniences and sudden access to high tech gadgets, in the remotest corners of the world, are a bit unbelievable if not downright impossible. The book does keep one's interest or curiosity going toward discovery of the ultimate prize near the end, the very end. Not exactly a "page turner" as others in this series.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2014

    Fire Princessess Shadow

    Hello i bow to everyone.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2014

    Amber

    I wanna be part of the kingdom. I am 16.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2013

    Jacob to princess haley

    Why was i supposed to read the rp post at party res 4?

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2013

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2013

    Wizard rowan

    What do wizard usually do?

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2013

    Prince phillip

    I would be happy if I was a prince

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2013

    Nerogia

    The small hunting dragon swooped in and cawed.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2013

    Bluefire

    The blue dragon shook her shaggy lion-like mane crest. Bluefire nibbles on a fish she had..

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2012

    Highly reccomended

    Typical cussler, fast paced, enjoyable characterd,involved plots.
    Probably why Ive read eveything he has written.....

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2014

    Absolutely loved it. Fast paced, very good story/adventure. Som

    Absolutely loved it. Fast paced, very good story/adventure. Some of Sam and Remy's situations seemed a little far fetched but a great read none the less.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2013

    Aria

    A sprite flew in. "I have to find this new castle."

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2013

    Dust Man

    He walks in, his hoodie pulled over his head and his backpack hanging from his back.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    To a hardy warrior

    Egonus first result

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2013

    Ciela

    "Im looking for athens!" The tiny fairy looks around.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 27, 2012

    Highly Recommended - A Must Read for Cussler fans!

    This is a great book for history buffs. It has the right amount of adventure, history and technology possibilities. It was hard to put down and kept you right into the action!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    Fantastic and entertaining!

    These are amazing stories, this is Fargo adventure #3!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2012

    ANTHROPID

    Prince aleshs kingdom.

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