Publication Date: May 29, 2012
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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).
Clive Cussler is the author or coauthor of forty-nine previous books, including twenty-one Dirk Pitt ® adventures, nine NUMA ® Files adventures; eight Oregon Files books; four Isaac Bell thrillers; and three Fargo novels. His most recent New York Times bestsellers are The Kingdom, The Thief, and Devil’s Gate. His nonfiction works include Built for Adventure: The Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt, plus The Sea Hunters and The Sea Hunters II; they describe the true adventures of the real NUMA, which, led by Cussler, searches for lost ships of historic significance. With his crew of volunteers, Cussler has discovered more than sixty ships, including the long-lost Confederate submarine Hunley. He lives in Arizona and Colorado.
Grant Blackwood, a U.S. Navy veteran, spent three years aboard a guided missile frigate as an operations specialist and pilot rescue swimmer. The author of the Briggs Tanner series, and coauthor of Spartan Gold and Lost Empire. He lives in Colorado.
"Clive Cussler has no equal."
“A new Clive Cussler novel is like a visit from your best friend."
“Action-packed…an enjoyable thrill ride of a summer read."