Clive Cussler (Author)
Clive Cussler was the author and co-author of a great number of international bestsellers, including the famous Dirk Pitt (R) adventures, such as Celtic Empire; the NUMA (R) Files adventures, most recently The Rising Sea; the Oregon Files, such as Shadow Tyrants; the Isaac Bell historical thrillers, which began with The Chase; and the recent Fargo Adventures, which lastly included The Oracle. Cussler died in February 2020.
Thomas Perry (Author)
Thomas Perry is the author of 23 novels including the Jane Whitefield series, Death Benefits and Pursuit. He has co-written The Tombs and The Mayan Secrets with Clive Cussler. 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.
Clive Cussler is hard to beat * Daily Mail *
The guy I read -- Tom Clancy
The Adventure King * Sunday Express *