The Kingdom by Clive Cussler with Grant Blackwood

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THE KINGDOM, like earlier novels in the series, blends ancient history with a modern appetite for knowledge. Treasure hunting has never been more enjoyable.
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Synopsis

 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.
 

About Clive Cussler with Grant Blackwood

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Clive Cussler is the author of many New York Times bestsellers, most recently The Spy and Lost Empire. He lives in Arizona. Grant Blackwood caught the fiction-writing bug at the age of eighteen while reading Clive Cussler's The Mediterranean Caper , and spent the next four years working in different styles of fiction before settling on novel-length work. Mr. Blackwood is a U.S. Navy veteran, having spent three years active duty aboard the guided missile frigate USS Ford as an Operations Specialist and a Pilot Rescue Swimmer. Two months after leaving the Navy in July 1987, Mr. Blackwood started the first draft of his first novel, which as he puts it, "wasn't good enough to be published, but good enough to earn a spot in my sock drawer. It took me several more years of rewriting before I realized the publishers and agents who'd been saying 'no' were saying no for a good reason." Twelve years to the day after leaving the Navy, Mr. Blackwood received an offer from Penguin-Putnam/Berkley to buy his second novel, The End of Enemies, which hit the stands May 8th. Mr. Blackwood is 36 years old and lives in Minnesota, where he is working on this next novel, the second in the Briggs Tanner series of thrillers, which is due out in Spring/Summer of 2002.
 
Published June 6, 2011 by G.P. Putnam's Sons. 464 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Apr 25 2011

Fresh prose, a smart and amusing husband-and-wife team, interesting history and science, and a wildly imaginative plot all add up to a good time for Cussler's many fans as well as series newcomers.

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Excellent
Reviewed by Judy Gigstad on Jul 04 2011

THE KINGDOM, like earlier novels in the series, blends ancient history with a modern appetite for knowledge. Treasure hunting has never been more enjoyable.

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Excellent
Reviewed by John Harrington on Jun 26 2011

The book is filled with black market fossil exploitation, a puzzle chest with an ancient skeleton and one narrow escape after another...as with most Cussler books, the thrills are plentiful.

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Good
Reviewed by Sarah Baker on Jun 01 2011

If you enjoy a fast paced adventure, that combines history with the modern day, then read The Kingdom.

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Good
Reviewed by Gary Mugford on Aug 23 2011

And the good stuff is an outstanding mystery involving Nepalese locations and history. There's an American blowhard and his murderous family to offer as villains.

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