The Kingdom

The Kingdom

By Clive Cussler; Grant Blackwood

Berkley Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780425248089, 453pp.

Publication Date: May 29, 2012

Description
A search for a missing father and son. A find that could rewrite human history. Sam and Remi Fargo aren't about to give up on either.
Sam and Remi Fargo return for the thrilling third adventure in the acclaimed new series.
In "Spartan Gold" and "Lost Empire," Clive Cussler brought readers into the world of husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo, whose passion and instinct for treasure-hunting has led to extraordinary discoveries-and perilous journeys.
Their next adventure, however, might be their most astonishing yet.
The Fargos are used to hunting for treasure, not people. But then a Texas oil baron contacts them with a personal plea: an investigator friend of the Fargos' was on a mission to find the oil baron's missing father-and now the investigator is missing, too. Would Sam and Remi be willing to look for them both? Though something about the situation doesn't quite add up, the Fargos agree to go on the search.
What they find will be beyond anything they could have imagined. On a journey that will take them to Tibet, Nepal, Bulgaria, India, and China, the Fargos will find themselves embroiled with black-market fossils, a centuries-old puzzle chest, the ancient Tibetan kingdom of Mustang, a balloon aircraft from a century before its time . . . and a skeleton that could turn the history of human evolution on its head.
Packed with the endless imagination and breathtaking suspense that are his hallmarks, "The Kingdom" once again proves that Clive Cussler is "just about the best storyteller in the business" ("New York Post").


About the Author
Clive Cussler is the author or coauthor of twenty-nine books, which have been published in more than forty languages in more than 100 countries. In his life away from the written word, Cussler has searched for lost aircraft, led expeditions to find famous shipwrecks, and garnered an amazing record of success. With his own NUMA crew of volunteers, Cussler has discovered more than sixty lost ships of historic significance, including the long-lost Confederate submarine Hunley. A world-class collector of classic automobiles, Cussler lives in the mountains of Colorado.

In addition to his New York Times bestselling collaborations with Clive Cussler and Tom Clancy, Grant Blackwood is the author of three novels featuring Briggs Tanner: The End of Enemies, The Wall of Night, and An Echo of War. A U.S. Navy veteran, Grant spent three years as an operations specialist and a pilot rescue swimmer. He lives in Colorado.


Praise For The Kingdom

 "Clive Cussler has no equal."
-Publishers Weekly

 “A new Clive Cussler novel is like a visit from your best friend."
-Tom Clancy

 “Action-packed…an enjoyable thrill ride of a summer read."
-Library Journal