The Tombs (Fargo Adventure Series #4)

The Tombs (Fargo Adventure Series #4)

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by Clive Cussler, Thomas Perry
     
 

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Sam and Remi Fargo return in this astonishing new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Clive Cussler—and embark on their most daring quest to date.

When an archeologist friend requests their help to excavate a top-secret historical site, the Fargos are intrigued. But they have no idea that their discoveries will set them on a

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Sam and Remi Fargo return in this astonishing new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Clive Cussler—and embark on their most daring quest to date.

When an archeologist friend requests their help to excavate a top-secret historical site, the Fargos are intrigued. But they have no idea that their discoveries will set them on a hunt for a prize beyond all imagination.

The clues point to the hidden tomb of Attila the Hun, who was reportedly buried with a vast fortune of gold, jewels, and plunder: a bounty that has never been found.

As they follow a trail throughout Europe, it leads them not to one tomb, but five. The Fargos also find themselves pitted against a thieving group of treasure hunters, a cunning Russian businessman, and a ruthless Hungarian who claims direct descent from Attila himself—and will stop at nothing to achieve his destiny…

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Sam and Remi Fargo, multimillionaire treasure hunters, prove they can wield automatic weapons as well as they can metal detectors in the fun fourth Fargo novel (after 2011’s The Kingdom) from bestseller Cussler and new collaborator Perry. A German archeologist friend, Albrecht Fischer, calls on the couple for help in excavating an ancient battlefield he’s discovered in Hungary. A lucky find on one of the dead soldiers buried in the battlefield leads to a succession of five treasure troves hidden by Attila the Hun, culminating in his legendary tomb. Also searching for the tomb and treasure is greedy Arpad Bako, a wealthy businessman who runs a medical factory and considers himself a direct descendent of Attila the Hun. The many treasures shift back and forth between Bako and the Fargos while other villains seek to stop Sam and Remi. This adventure series stands as one of the crown jewels in the Cussler empire. (Sept.)
Kirkus Reviews
Cussler and company (The Kingdom, 2011, etc.) send treasure hunters extraordinaire, Sam and Remi Fargo, onto the windy steppes of the ancient Hun empire searching for the tomb of the Scourge of God. The Fargos are volunteering temporarily as excavators at a Paleo-Indian village site under shallow water off Grand Isle, La. The dive's interrupted by a hasty call from famed German archaeologist, Albrecht Fischer. Fischer believes he's unearthed a major find near Szeged, Hungary. The Fargos head off to Europe to help. Then, Fischer is kidnapped and taken to Szeged, only to be rescued by a Fargo-led amateur commando raid on a pharmaceutical complex owned by Arpad Bakor, a Hungarian who claims Attila as an ancestor. Bakor believes Fischer's find may be the location of Attila's legendary lost tomb. And so it goes, Sam and Remi, assisted by character-actor players who always appear at the right time, follow a series of Attila-supplied scavenger-hunt clues to the location of his triple-coffin burial site. The dialogue is sophisticated rom-com snappy, and there's much mention of the right vintages and exotic gourmet dining and five-star hotels. Best of all are dozens of Wow! historical factoids about Attila and concurrent history. The settings are exotic: a vineyard south of Budapest; the confluence of the Po and Mincio rivers in Italy, the point where Attila turned away from Rome; then Châlons-en-Champagne, the furthermost western point of the Hun's dominion; Transylvania; Kazakhstan, and finally, Rome's Catacombs of Domitillia. There the story should end, but coming free with all the interesting Hun history is a multi-chapter shootout involving Hungarian, French and Russian bad guys, each of whom wanted a share of the tomb but will settle for revenge. Even with a plot hole or two, a tacked-on narrative thread about a corporate treasure-hunting enterprise and a believability buy in--the Fargo's bottomless money bucket--Cussler fans can expect more than a few hours of page-turning action.
From the Publisher
“Another adventure of nonstop, nerve-wracking suspense.”—Library Journal

“Cussler fans can expect more than a few hours of page-turning action.”—Kirkus Reviews

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399159268
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
09/04/2012
Series:
Fargo Adventure Series , #4
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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"This adventure series stands as one of the crown jewels in the Cussler empire."—Publishers Weekly

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 Race, The Storm, and Poseidon’s Arrow. 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 Arizona.

Thomas Perry is the highly acclaimed author of 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.

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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The Tombs 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 113 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!! Could't put it down. As always Clive keeps you on your toes and the action moving. I haven't read a book yet of his I didn't like.
Kitty66 More than 1 year ago
As always, I read cover to cover in a matter of hours. Could not put it down. Impatiently waiting for his next book. I preorder all of the books he writes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are a Cussler fan as we are and feel compelled to read everything with his name attached, do yourself a favor and get this from your local library for free. It is so disappointing, reads like a 5th grade beginning writer and costs a lot for a digital edition. It will put me off Clive for awhile as he clearly is not reading what his partners are writing! Skip this one - 0 stars if I could!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is very doubtful that Clive Cussler wrote this book. Lots of filler written into the pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have yet to read a Cussler book that has not been a spell binder and this is another one in his long list of hits. No matter who his main characters are he always manages to keep them exciting--and I enjoy how he has been bringing himself into the stories in minor roles just at the necessary times to help things move along.
butkus51 More than 1 year ago
One of his best efforts. Definitely the best of the most recent ones. I always love how he starts out with factual history then weaves in fiction, then moves on to total fiction. He may be best story teller since Mark Twain.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good read, fast paced and interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Fargo's are my favorite literary couple! Following their scavenger hunts are thrilling! This is now my favorite series of Clive Cussler.
bobsocean More than 1 year ago
An easy to read historical/fictional fantasy about the supposed treasures of Atilla the Hun. At times it seemed that the Fargo's found it very convenient to access needed resources, even in what are considered third world countries, and never seemed to run out of funds either. Probably carrying the American Express card. Also, the bad guys seemed to have an easy time of locating them, including all the way to California for the final battle that described all battles. But the book was entertaining, and kept one reading on.
ubansan More than 1 year ago
This book was well worth the wait . From start to finsh it was a steady pace of action and history. This is just another fine book from a great author .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of action, lots of history, just like Clive Cussler fans enjoy!
Supermare More than 1 year ago
Fast moving and extremely enjoyable. The Fargo's are their usual amazing treasure hunters.
FER70 More than 1 year ago
Another exciting adventure as always. Love Cussler books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While everything about this book stretches the imagination, it's still a good read with action to spare.
pteach55 More than 1 year ago
from Clive Cussler! Love the Fargos.
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This is another great read by clive cussler. I couldnt stop reading this book. If you love clive cussler just like me than you will love reading this amazing book.
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This book is amazing, nobody compares with Clive Cussler.
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Frank_16580 More than 1 year ago
I have read each of the previous novels in this series. This one lives up to the others. I enjoyed it as it was consistent with the character development of the previous novels and the story line was exciting. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys action/adventure novels. I especially enjoy the twist of a husband/wife team.