Lost Empire (Fargo Adventure Series #2)

Lost Empire (Fargo Adventure Series #2)

by Clive Cussler, Grant Blackwood

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Husband-and-wife treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo run afoul of a dangerous dictator in this adventure in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series.

While scuba diving in Tanzania, Sam and Remi Fargo come upon a relic belonging to a long-lost Confederate ship. An anomaly about the relic sets them off chasing a mystery—but unknown to them, a much more powerful force is engaged in the same chase. Mexico’s ruling party, the ultranationalist Mexica Tenochca, is intent on finding that artifact as well, because it contains a secret that could destroy the party utterly.
Through Tanzania and Zanzibar, into the rainforests of Madagascar, and across the Indian Ocean to Indonesia and the legendary site of the 1883 Krakatoa explosion, the Fargos and their ruthless opponents pursue the hunt—but only one can win. And the penalty for failure is death.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425243619
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/30/2011
Series: Fargo Adventure Series , #2
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 125,708
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 7.56(h) x 1.06(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Clive Cussler is the author of more than fifty books in five bestselling series, including Dirk Pitt, NUMA Files, Oregon Files, Isaac Bell, and Fargo. His life nearly parallels that of his hero Dirk Pitt. Whether searching for lost aircraft or leading expeditions to find famous shipwrecks, he and his NUMA crew of volunteers have discovered more than seventy-five lost ships of historic significance, including the long-lost Confederate submarine Hunley, which was raised in 2000 with much press publicity. Like Pitt, Cussler collects classic automobiles. His collection features more than eighty examples of custom coachwork. Cussler lives in Arizona and Colorado.

Grant Blackwood is the author of the Briggs Tanner series, as well as the coauthor of #1 New York Times bestseller Dead or Alive, with Tom Clancy, and The Kill Switch, with James Rollins. A U.S. Navy veteran, he spent three years on active duty aboard the guided missile frigate USS Ford as an Operations Specialist and a Pilot Rescue Swimmer. He caught the fiction-writing bug at the age of eighteen while reading Clive Cussler’s The Mediterranean Caper






Phoenix, Arizona

Date of Birth:

July 15, 1931

Place of Birth:

Aurora, Illinois


Pasadena City College; Ph.D., Maritime College, State University of New York, 1997

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Lost Empire (Fargo Adventure Series #2) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 240 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hold on for a non stop ride!
brushmanDF More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
mansnap More than 1 year ago
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
TEST NOOKUSER More than 1 year ago
it is an awesome book with much detail it has a wide variety of themes and i higly recomend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
.......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.
oliver_twist More than 1 year ago
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?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of action!
VWatson12 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An alright book. It was mildly entertaining, the only thing that I find so predictable about C. Cussler books is that 1)His heroes are always rich., powerful, good looking, people who make either history changing or Super Secret Squirrel government toppling discoveries. And 2.) he is always making a cameo in the book someplace. The titles seem to change but the stories are always the same. This is the 1st book of his that I read in a very long time. And I have to say that I haven't missed anything while I was away.
TomWheaton on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a bit different from other Cussler books. Usually the story line is the good guts trying to foil an evil villian's plot to take over some giant industry. However, this storyline involves the good guys trying to discover the origin of the Aztec empire. In doing so, they may depose the president of Mexico. I enjoyed the book and found myself googling several items that appear in the story to fin out more about those items and if they are real or made up by the authors.
ASBiskey on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is standard Cliver Cussler fair. The Fargos are a pair of treasure hunters that make Indiana Jones look like he is standing still. They rewrite world history in a matter of weeks, find everything they are looking for on the first try, and always escape the bad guys. They are philanthropic, smart, and gushingly in love. It is not the most thought provoking book, but it is a good, solid adventure with some interesting ideas. The only reason I give it only three stars is that it doesn't really stand out from Cussler's other works.
davevanl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book does make me wonder hor much is Cussler and how much Blackwood. A sketched map on page 313 places the Pacific Ocean west of Africa and east of South America. A slip or an intended error?
repb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A preposterous tale, completely unrealistic and so over-plotted it was difficult to follow. But it was still fun and I did enjoy it - sort of.
morganic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sam and Remi just failed to grab me the way that Dirk and Al did. It is hard to tell the exact thing that made this book worse than others by Clive Cussler, but it just seemed to lack the intensity of his other works.
dswaddell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sam and Remi are believable as treasure hunters but this book seems to lack some of the drive of Cusslers other books. A good but not great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting from start to finish makes you want to continue.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Are you kids in middle school? Because it certainly sounds like it. Do us all a favor & go on Facebook because no one has any interest in your life. Reviewers, please us all a favor & review submitted comments BEFORE they are posted.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just quit roleplay for this exact reason. I agree.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the beginning of this book but quickly became annoyed that the two intelligent, swashbuckling heroes of this story would be so bone dumb as to let the villain come after them again and again without just putting a bullet in him. I think this is the last of this series I will invest in. Sorry but I was beginning to wish the bad guy would just shoot them both and be done with it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant get enough of clive cussler. If you loveclive cussler than thi will be the book for you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago