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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 ...

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Overview

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…

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After Attila the Hun died in 453, it was said that he was buried in a triple coffin made of gold, silver, and iron, with rich spoils of his many conquests. After he was entombed, all those who buried him were executed so that his resting place would always remain unknown. In this fast developing Fargo adventure, well-heeled treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo help resolve this ancient mystery, but doing so requires them to globe-trot and place themselves in grave danger from several ruthless villains. A hit in hardcover; now in mass-market paperback and NOOK Book. (P.S. Clive Cussler has been writing bestsellers for forty years. He's not going to stop now.)

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425265079
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 7/30/2013
  • Series: Fargo Adventure Series , #4
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 67,390
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 4.10 (h) x 1.30 (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 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.

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)

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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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  • Posted September 10, 2012

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    As always, I read cover to cover in a matter of hours. Could n

    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.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 4, 2012

    This should be a really great read. I will be adding it to my c

    This should be a really great read. I will be adding it to my collection as soon as Get to the bookstore. Mr. Cussler is one of my favorite authors and none of his writings have ever proved to disappoint.

    5 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2012

    The Tomb by Clive Cussler

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2012

    Do not buy

    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!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2012

    Where is the real author?

    when I pay a premium dollars for
    a famous writers work I expect that the least he could is write the damn book and not somebody riding on his coat tails

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 26, 2012

    NOT REC'D YET

    The Tombs Nook book not rec'd yet!

    This is the second time I have been asked to review a book not published.

    3 out of 49 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    great series

    good read, fast paced and interesting.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2012

    Favorite Cussler Series!

    The Fargo's are my favorite literary couple! Following their scavenger hunts are thrilling! This is now my favorite series of Clive Cussler.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2012

    Not well written

    It is very doubtful that Clive Cussler wrote this book. Lots of filler written into the pages.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    Another Cussler Hit

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 26, 2012

    Fair

    Well written book but different from most other Clive Cussler novels. I couldn't wrap my head around the plot of two extremely weathly people who assist in finding treasures that almost have super talents of strength, marial arts, mental ability and on and on. Almost like reading a super hero comic book. No more reading books about his main characters - The Fargos again. Sorry Clive.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2012

    A nice historical fantasy...

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2012

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    This Series Just Keeps Getting Better

    I have enjoyed all the Clive Cussler books. The NUMA series has been my favorite, but the Fargo series is gaining.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 28, 2012

    Worth the wait !

    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 .

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    Excellent for Clive Cussler Fans

    Lots of action, lots of history, just like Clive Cussler fans enjoy!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 28, 2012

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    Great Book

    Fast moving and extremely enjoyable. The Fargo's are their usual amazing treasure hunters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 28, 2012

    For Clive Cussler fans this is a MUST read!

    Another exciting adventure as always. Love Cussler books

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 28, 2012

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    Typical Cussler - lots of action on every page.

    While everything about this book stretches the imagination, it's still a good read with action to spare.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 28, 2012

    Another great book

    from Clive Cussler! Love the Fargos.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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