Sam and Remi Fargo search for a legendary lost city in this thrilling adventure from the #1 New York Times -bestselling author.Husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo have heard many rumors about the bay off Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Read more...
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Sam and Remi Fargo search for a legendary lost city in this thrilling adventure from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author.Husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo have heard many rumors about the bay off Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Some say it was the site of the vanished empire of the Solomon king and that great treasure lies beneath the waters. Others say terrible things happened here, atrocities and disappearances at the hands of cannibal giants, and those who venture there do not return. It is cursed. The Fargos can't resist the mystery, but their exploration takes a turn when islanders start disappearing. Soon the pair learn there may be truth behind the fables. Clues and whispers lead them on a hunt from the Solomons to Australia to Japan, and what they find at the end of the trail is both wonderful and monstrous--and like nothing they have ever seen before.
- ISBN-13: 9780399174322
- ISBN-10: 039917432X
- Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
- Publish Date: September 2015
- Page Count: 400
- Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
- Dimensions: 9.22 x 6.39 x 1.25 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.32 pounds
Series: Fargo Adventures
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-07-27
- Reviewer: Staff
Bestseller Cussler’s perfunctory seventh Sam and Remi Fargo adventure (after 2014’s The Eye of Heaven), his second with coauthor Blake, takes the husband-wife treasure hunters to Guadalcanal, where in 1170 C.E. a royal residence built on islets in the shallows of a bay and laden with gold plunged beneath the water during a tsunami. Sam and Remi’s Russian friend, Leonid Vasyev, have enlisted the Fargos to help him explore man-made structures on the sea bottom off the island, which is afflicted by some sort of curse. The Fargos go about their usual business of snooping around and diving. They also put up with being shot at, run off the road, and tortured—just another day at the office, or at least that’s the way it reads. The snappy patter seems forced, and the exotic location is neither very exotic nor appealing. A number of side plots distract from the main action. Perhaps Cussler needs a new hand at the helm to get the series back on course. Agent: Peter Lampack, Peter Lampack Agency. (Sept.)