The Mayan Secrets (Fargo Adventure Series #5)

The Mayan Secrets (Fargo Adventure Series #5)

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by Clive Cussler, Thomas Perry
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
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.)
From the Publisher
"Engaging… [a] thrilling climax.”—Publishers Weekly

“Fast-paced.”—Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101600542
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/03/2013
Series:
Fargo Adventure Series , #5
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
12,830
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
"Engaging… [a] thrilling climax.”—Publishers Weekly

“Fast-paced.”—Booklist

Meet the Author

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.

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Brief Biography

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

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