Lost Empire (Fargo Adventure Series #2)

Lost Empire (Fargo Adventure Series #2)

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by Clive Cussler, Grant Blackwood

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Husband and wife team Sam and Remi Fargo return in this extraordinary new adventure following their New York Times bestselling debut, Spartan Gold.


Husband and wife team Sam and Remi Fargo return in this extraordinary new adventure following their New York Times bestselling debut, Spartan Gold.

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Publishers Weekly
While scuba-diving on the Tanzania coast, Sam and Remi Fargo find a U.S. Civil War ship's bell engraved with Aztec hieroglyphs. Recovering it and discovering its provenance becomes irresistible--especially when they realize someone is desperate to conceal its secrets. From Africa through North America to Asia, the Fargos race to stay ahead of their ruthless pursuers. Narrator Scott Brick continues to keep Cussler's escapades light entertainment; having narrated the previous books in the series, Brick is now part and parcel of the Cussler audiobook fan's continued enjoyment--and essential in ratcheting up the tension and excitement as needed. A Putnam hardcover (Reviews, Aug. 2). (Sept.)

Product Details

Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
Fargo Adventure Series , #2
Sales rank:
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.08(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

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.

Brief Biography

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

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i find it hilarious that some people complain that "clive cussler surely couldn't have wrote this book"! he didn't! grant blackwood was given clive's blessing to write spartan gold and lost empire. clive wrote his first dirk pitt novel in 1970 something! he is 79 so i'm sure he's tired by now. he merely consulted grant through the process of writing these books. i think they are magnificent and thanks to clive cussler i have now found a great new author. i can only hope grant blackwood will keep on writing this great new series for years to come!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This came as a great disappointment, as I usually love Clive Cussler's books. I think I've read them all, however I found so many errors in this book that I almost stopped reading. Please Mr Cussler put more time in your research or at least spend more time proof reading your co- author's work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hold on for a non stop ride!
brushmanDF More than 1 year ago
The Fargos are at it again. Innocently walking or swimming into a worldwide mystery. Quite the story. Mystery, action, adventure - this has it all. A must read for all Cussler fans and not-yet Cussler fans alike. If you've never read Cussler this book and series will make you a life-long fan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wasn't a thrill a minute like Dirk Pitt but the young couple leads and interesting and exciting life. I would read another of their adventures.
mansnap More than 1 year ago
Tried to exchange with BN as I didn't realize it wasn't a CC original. They flat out refused so I'm afarid I will be going elsewhere. Other retailers purchases will work on the nook
TEST NOOKUSER More than 1 year ago
it is an awesome book with much detail it has a wide variety of themes and i higly recomend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
.......because Sam and Remi Fargo are off again on another unusual adventure. This time they take you on a joyride to Tanzania, Zanzibar, Madagascar and into the Indian Ocean. The action is low-key but suspenseful as Sam and Remi try to stay one step ahead of an assassin bent on keeping them from revealing a skeleton in a Mexican President's ancestry. This is a book with a fun couple, smarmy villains, great locations and a rousingly good story skillfully told. If you want a super old-fashioned adventure story - this will more than satisfy any cravings you might have. Want a macho male tale with a lot of mayhem. Blackwood does tell that kind of story in his three other books - The End of Enemies - The Wall of Night - An Echo of War - all starring covert agent Briggs Tanner with new and interesting characters in spectacular settings and exciting stories.
oliver_twist More than 1 year ago
What has happened to Clive Cussler? This was the worst book I have read of his,(and I have read ALL of his books). This book is full of inaccuracy throughout. Since when is the pacific ocean between south america and africa. Not only in print,but in the picture on page 313. This is not the Clive Cussler all of us fans know. Where was the proof reader to find these false facts and all the misspelled words. All through this book leaves with the thought that Clive Cussler did not write this book and I find it hard to believe that he even read it. Bestseller to what?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Are you kids in middle school? Because it certainly sounds like it. Do us all a favor & go on Facebook because no one has any interest in your life. Reviewers, please us all a favor & review submitted comments BEFORE they are posted.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes. How about at 5:30pm tomorrow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do you want to play war games?
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Muttered angrily under her breath.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Disapers and elbows kc in the spinal cord
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I will see that that will happen. I will talk with my generals. Rue and Turner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just quit roleplay for this exact reason. I agree.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the beginning of this book but quickly became annoyed that the two intelligent, swashbuckling heroes of this story would be so bone dumb as to let the villain come after them again and again without just putting a bullet in him. I think this is the last of this series I will invest in. Sorry but I was beginning to wish the bad guy would just shoot them both and be done with it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant get enough of clive cussler. If you loveclive cussler than thi will be the book for you
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My journey with the Fargo's continues to be great fun and exciting to read and experience their twists and turns. This one kept me on the edge throughout.
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