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Spartan Gold (A Sam and Remi Fargo Adventure) Hardcover – September 1, 2009
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Clive Cussler is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers. Grant Blackwood, a U.S. Navy veteran, spent three years on a guided missile frigate. He is the author of the Briggs Tanner series.
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- It's a husband and wife team and not a government backed team or organization.
- The villains are not bent on ruling/destroying the world. It's much less grandiose.
- It focuses so much on the treasure hunting. Cussler's other series had bits of history and treasure thrown in, but as a sidestory. Now it's THE story.
- There's a back-story to the main characters, but basically, it entertains a question everyone in the world asks themselves at one point: What would you do if money was not an issue?
What's the same?
- It's a page-turner and a great story. Firefights! Explosions! Exploration! Ancient Ruins! Treasure! Bad guys! Travel!
- The characters have fairly predictable personalities and are not too deeply developed, but developed enough to make a connection.
- It's a great book to have for a long trip where you want some entertainment and don't want to work to hard to get into the story.
- This particular story has everything thrown in from Persians and Spartans (duh), to Napoleon and Nazis. Oh, there's also a particularly psychotic villain who has a lot of money and also wants the treasure. BOOM! The story is born and the action begins.
This book will be fun for everyone to read. If you're already a fan of Cussler books, this will be just as good.
BUT WHAT SURPRISE. IT WAS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT TYPE OF STORY. WITH TWO MATCHED CENTRAL CHARACTERS SAM AND REMI FARGO TREASURE HUNTERS. ONE AN ENGINEER (MCGARVER) AND OTHER AN ARCHEOLOGY SPECIALIST.
THE STORY STARTS WHEN FARGOS ARE ON ANOTHER TREASURE HUNT WHEN THEY SPOT A NAZI MINI SUBMARINE FROM THERE
THE STORY LINE TURNS TO NAPLOANE BONPARTE AND TWELVE BOTTLES OF WINE WITH A RIDDLE ON LABEL AND BUG ON THE BOTTOM OF WINE BOTTLE. THE VILLIAN IS RUDILIOUS AND A STEP BEHIND THE FARGOS ALL THROUGH OUT THE STORY.
FIGURE OUT THE RIDDLES AND FIND A BUG MARKING THE SPOT AND YOU HAVE A WORTHY CLIVE CUSSLER ADVENTURE.
It’s now modern times and besides the Fargos, a Russian mobster searches for the treasure. The Fargos could get killed, and not just because they visit some dangerous places.
This is a smart adventure. The clues are clever and putting them together requires a vast knowledge of history.
The downside of this book is that some transitions - those from one location to the other and from one danger to another - tend to be boring. The story is sometimes more travel brochure than adventure story.
Thanks, Mr. Cussler for a great read!!