The Mayan Secrets (Fargo Adventure Series #5)

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Sam and Remi Fargo race for treasure—and survival—in this lightning-paced new adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling author Clive Cussler.

Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are in Mexico when they come upon a remarkable discovery—the mummified remainsof a man clutching an ancient sealed pot. Within the pot is a Mayan book larger than any known before.

The book contains astonishing information about the Mayans, their cities, and ...

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Overview


Sam and Remi Fargo race for treasure—and survival—in this lightning-paced new adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling author Clive Cussler.

Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are in Mexico when they come upon a remarkable discovery—the mummified remainsof a man clutching an ancient sealed pot. Within the pot is a Mayan book larger than any known before.

The book contains astonishing information about the Mayans, their cities, and about mankind itself. The secrets are so powerful that some people would do anything to possess them—as the Fargos are about to find out. Many men and women are going to die for that book.

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Adventures continue to pursue Sam and Remi Fargo. In their latest Fargo caper, the pair jump in to help survivor of a horrific Mexican earthquake, but along the way discover a five-century old Mayan codex in a tomb unearthed by the upheaval. With little opportunity at the time to scrutinize the relic, these hearty treasure hunters bring it home, only to find themselves hunted by a well-healed amateur archaeologist who will stop at nothing to steal the priceless book. Several nice plot turns and strong secondary characters; now in mass-market paperback and NOOK Book.

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Early in bestseller Cussler’s engaging fifth Fargo novel, this one like 2012’s The Tombs with coauthor Perry, intrepid Sam and Remi Fargo, who have been tagging Great White sharks off the west coast of Mexico, volunteer their services after an earthquake hits the mainland. While packing medical supplies into an isolated mountain village, they stumble across a hidden Mayan tomb that contains a tremendous find: an extremely rare 486-year-old codex. Because of the earthquake chaos, they take it back home to La Jolla, Calif., where Mayan expert David Caine fills them in on the value of their find. Of course, someone else wants the codex, in this case an immensely wealthy amateur archeologist, Sarah Allersby, who first tries to buy it, then later tries to steal it. Eventually, the Fargos begin a chase involving the literal unearthing of several Mayan cities. They narrowly escape many attempts on their lives en route to the thrilling climax. Agent: Peter Lampack, Peter Lampack Agency. (Sept.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425270165
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/2/2014
  • Series: Fargo Adventure Series , #5
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 78,697
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Clive  Cussler

CLIVE CUSSLER is the author or coauthor of more than fifty previous books in five bestselling series, including Dirk Pitt®, NUMA® Files, Oregon® Files, Isaac Bell, and Fargo. His most recent New York Times bestselling novels are The Mayan Secrets, Zero Hour, and Mirage. His nonfiction works include Built for Adventure: The Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt, plus The Sea Hunters, and The Sea Hunters II; the latter two describe the true adventures of the real NUMA®, which, led by Cussler, searches for lost ships of historic significance. With his crew of volunteers, Cussler has discovered more than sixty ships, including the long-lost Confederate submarine Hunley. He lives in Colorado.

Thomas Perry is the highly acclaimed author of more than twenty novels, including the Edgar Award®–winning The Butcher’s Boy and the seven novels in the popular Jane Whitefield series, most recently Poison Flower. He has also been a writer and/or producer for several television series, including Simon & Simon, 21 Jump Street, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. He lives in Southern California.

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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