Lost Empire (Fargo Adventure Series #2) [NOOK Book]

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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.


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Lost Empire (Fargo Adventure Series #2)

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Overview

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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Treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo haven't lost their knack for finding precious loot—or landing in deadly danger. In Lost Empire, it is the discovery of a long-lost Confederate ship off the coast of Tanzania that sets off a hunt that rapidly becomes a race to stay alive. This novel is a trademark Cussler high octane, rapid read thriller that will keep you bolted to the corner chair thru the final chapter.

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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.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101442555
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 8/31/2010
  • Series: Fargo Adventure Series , #2
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 14,464
  • File size: 961 KB

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.







Biography

Cussler began writing novels in 1965 and published his first work featuring his continuous series hero, Dirk Pitt, in 1973. His first non-fiction, The Sea Hunters, was released in 1996. The Board of Governors of the Maritime College, State University of New York, considered The Sea Hunters in lieu of a Ph.D. thesis and awarded Cussler a Doctor of Letters degree in May, 1997. It was the first time since the College was founded in 1874 that such a degree was bestowed.

Cussler is an internationally recognized authority on shipwrecks and the founder of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, (NUMA) a 501C3 non-profit organization (named after the fictional Federal agency in his novels) that dedicates itself to preserving American maritime and naval history. He and his crew of marine experts and NUMA volunteers have discovered more than 60 historically significant underwater wreck sites including the first submarine to sink a ship in battle, the Confederacy's Hunley, and its victim, the Union's Housatonic; the U-20, the U-boat that sank the Lusitania; the Cumberland, which was sunk by the famous ironclad, Merrimack; the renowned Confederate raider Florida; the Navy airship, Akron, the Republic of Texas Navy warship, Zavala, found under a parking lot in Galveston, and the Carpathia, which sank almost six years to-the-day after plucking Titanic's survivors from the sea.

In September, 1998, NUMA - which turns over all artifacts to state and Federal authorities, or donates them to museums and universities - launched its own web site for those wishing more information about maritime history or wishing to make donations to the organization. (www.numa.net).

In addition to being the Chairman of NUMA, Cussler is also a fellow in both the Explorers Club of New York and the Royal Geographic Society in London. He has been honored with the Lowell Thomas Award for outstanding underwater exploration.

Cussler's books have been published in more than 40 languages in more than 100 countries. The author lives in Arizona.

Biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA)

Good To Know

Cussler worked for many years in advertising and was responsible for coming up with Ajax's "White Knight" commercial catchphrase, "It's stronger than dirt."

The Board of Governors of the Maritime College, State University of New York, considered Cussler's 1996 nonfiction book, The Sea Hunters, equivalent to a Ph.D. thesis and awarded Cussler a Doctor of Letters degree in 1997.

Cussler is a fellow in the Explorers Club of New York and the Royal Geographic Society in London, and has been granted the Lowell Thomas Award for outstanding underwater exploration.

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2010

    come on people! he didnt write it!

    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!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 30, 2010

    book

    it is an awesome book with much detail it has a wide variety of themes and i higly recomend it.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 10, 2010

    The worst of Clive Cussler.

    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?

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2013

    Love The Fargo adventures but...

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 27, 2012

    Cussler fans must read

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2011

    Good read

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 5, 2011

    another ghost writer...stinks as bad as Tom Clancy Minions

    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

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2010

    CURLED UP WITH CUSSLER AND BLACKWOOD..

    .......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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2014

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!READ

    Adverding

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    highly recommended - great read

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2013

    For those who have imagination.

    The lost empire was an exceptional read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    Fargo #2

    Unbelievable but believable!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2012

    WOW!

    Hold on for a non stop ride!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    Good Read, great story, fast moving

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  • Posted February 17, 2011

    Ok for rainy days

    A one to two time reader ok as audiobook for driving down the road. Story line is so so could be a little more like spartan gold. All in all I'd give it three and a half stars.

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  • Posted January 18, 2011

    ok, just ok

    entertaining, fair needs to develop more

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  • Posted January 1, 2011

    great read

    I have read many Clive Clussler books, and this was diferent but enjoyable to read. I look forward to book 3.

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  • Posted October 10, 2010

    The worst

    Absolutely the worst novel I have read to the end. So much action that I did not just throw it in the trash. Science fiction is more logical and believable than this. i will not buy nor read another Cussler novel

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2010

    Not Good

    The plot didn't warrant the need for our two adventurers to be putting themselves in harms way(many times). No one gives a rats azz about the corrupt Mexican government because if the current regime crumbles another corrupt regime will take its place.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2010

    Clever Cussler

    This book was much better than Spartan Gold. The only mystery that remains is how these "bad guys" keep finding the Fargo's in these remote places on the globe? Was somewhat explained in the earlier adventure of Spartan, but not so much in this book. Could not help but notice that Clive has written himself into these stories and shown up in the strangest places in clever character form. But worth the price of admission for sure.

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