Clive Cussler was the author of more than seventy books in five bestselling series, including Dirk Pitt(R), NUMA Files(R), Oregon Files(R), Isaac Bell(R), and Sam and Remi Fargo(R). His life nearly paralleled that of his hero Dirk Pitt. Whether searching for lost aircraft or leading expeditions to find famous shipwrecks, he and his NUMA crew of volunteers discovered and surveyed more than seventy-five lost ships of historic significance, including the long-lost Confederate submarine Hunley, which was raised in 2000 with much publicity. Like Pitt, Cussler collected classic automobiles. His collection featured more than one hundred examples of custom coachwork. Cussler passed away in February 2020.
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