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Lost Empire by Clive Cussler
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Aug 15, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: international-fiction
Read in April, 2011

Following their introduction in the novel Spartan Gold, this is the second Clive Cussler book featuring husband and wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo.

In this adventure Sam and Remi stumble upon an ancient relic from a long-lost Confederate ship whilst scuba diving in Tanzania. This is the catalyst for a secret that could even bring down Mexico's ruling party. A secret that is worth killing for.

The Fargos are pursued ruthlessly through Tanzania, Zanzibar, the rainforests of Madagascar, and Indonesia to the site of the 1883 Krakatoa explosion. The stakes are high. Find the secret, solve the mystery or die!

I really am enjoying this new series of adventure novels from Cussler. In fact the only reason I rate this book 4 stars and not 5 is that I find the Fargos a trifle annoying with their flippancy at times. Despite the danger they are in, they tend to treat life like one long vacation. Frightening near-death experiences are followed by a massage or a dinner for two and a glass of wine. Maybe the larger than life personas could be just toned down a tad!

Overall, a most enjoyable and absorbing novel of adventure escapism that is sure to please Cussler fans and lovers of clean-cut adventure fiction everywhere.
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