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Lost Empire

A Fargo Adventure

By Clive Cussler

Lost Empire
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  • Published in USA  Aug 2010,
    416 pages.

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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.

Filled with the dazzling suspense and breathtaking action that are Cussler's trademarks, Lost Empire is a stunning new novel from the grand master of adventure.

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"[The] novel devolves into a standard chase thriller. Uninspired dialogue ... doesn't help.

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Rated 4 of 5 of 5 by Gabriel Darke
Lost Empire by Clive Cussler
I'm really liking the Sam and Remi Fargo series of stories. Very readable, fast paced and energetic. Some of the rescues and coincidences are a bit far-fetched, but that's the nature of the genre. What I particularly don't like, and my one major gripe, is Clive writing himself into the plot as a character. He does this far too often ( Hitchcock would not approve! ) Grow up, Clive, or in this case, Grant. Quit indulging your vanity and stick to the basics of story writing.

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Clive Cussler Author Biography

Clive Cussler grew up in Alhambra, California. He attended Pasadena City College for two years, then enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War and served as an aircraft mechanic and flight engineer in the Military Air Transport Service. Upon discharge he became a copywriter and later creative director at two of the nation's leading ad agencies. He wrote and produced radio and television commercials in Hollywood that won numerous international honors including an award at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

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 ...

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