Clive Cussler is the author of more than fifty previous books in five bestselling series, including Dirk Pitt(R), NUMA(R) Files, Oregon(R) Files, Isaac Bell, and Fargo. His most recent New York Times bestselling novels are The Race, The Storm, and Poseidon's Arrow. 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; the latter two describe the true adventures of the real NUMA(R), 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.
Thomas Perry is the highly acclaimed author of twenty novels, including the Edgar Award(R)-winning The Butcher's Boy and the seven novels in the popular Jane Whitefield series, most recently Poison Flower. He has also been a writer and/or producer for several television series, including Simon & Simon, 21 Jump Street, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. He lives in Southern California.
Cussler's globe-trotting archaeologists, husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo, are off on another fantastic adventure, one that will both educate and entertain Cussler's legion of readers. While working on their latest dig, the Fargos become aware of an incredible treasure left by one of the most mysterious figures in history-Attila the Hun. Most of the available information on Attila is a mixture of myth and reality, but with the aid of a German scientist, the Fargos begin to decipher clues as to the locations of five burial sites where Attila hid his plunder. Unfortunately, they aren't the only ones after the treasures. A Russian businessman specializing in illegal drug sales will stop at nothing to get his hands on the five hordes, even if it means killing the Fargos. VERDICT Cussler and seasoned mystery novelist Perry (The Boyfriend; Poison Flower) are a potent combination and bring high energy to this suspenseful chapter in the lives of Sam and Remi. Longtime Cussler reader Scott Brick is practiced at giving his narration the perfect amount of humor and drama. Cussler's books, even in an age of gratuitous murder, sex, and violence in fiction, remain "gentlemanly" works in which plot is paramount and the characters skillfully drawn. Readers will be fascinated by the life of Attila the Hun while enjoying nonstop action on the part of Cussler's dynamic duo. Highly recommended. ["Cussler delivers another adventure of nonstop, nerve-wracking suspense," read the review of the Putnam hc, LJ Xpress Reviews, 9/14/12.-Ed.]-Joseph L. Carlson, Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
"Another adventure of nonstop, nerve-wracking suspense."--Library Journal
"Cussler fans can expect more than a few hours of page-turning action."--Kirkus Reviews