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Guest Review: Spartan Gold by Clive Cussler

Guest Review by Kelsey

Plot Summary:

Spartan Gold

 #1 New York Times bestselling author Clive Cussler unveils his newest heros who hunt treasure for a living—even at the risk of dying…

Thousands of years ago, two superpowers of the ancient world went to war, and a treasure of immeasurable value was lost to the shadows of history.

In 1800, while crossing the Pennine Alps with his Grand Reserve Army, Napoleon Bonaparte stumbles across a startling discovery. Unable to transport it, Napoleon creates an enigmatic map on the labels of twelve bottles of rare wine…

Treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo are exploring the Great Pocomoke Swamp in present-day Maryland when they are shocked to discover a World War II German midget torpedo submarine.  Inside, they find a wine bottle from Napoleon’s Lost Cellar.  Fascinated, the Fargos set out to find the rest of the collection.  But another connoisseur is hunting his own prize, and the Lost Cellar is his key to finding it.  That man is Hadeon Bondaruk—a half-Russian, half-Persian millionaire.  And the treasure will be his, no matter what

Review:

 Spartan Gold by Clive Cussler with Grant Blackwood is the first novel in the Fargo Adventure series.  Before I begin my review, I would just like to say that I am a huge fan of Clive Cussler.  I’ve read many of the Dirk Pitt Adventure books and I’ve also read a couple of the Kurt Austin Adventure books. Whenever I’m craving an action/adventure book, I always pick up a Clive Cussler book! His books are well-written and keep you on the edge of your seat. It’s so easy to lose yourself in his books while you’re escaping danger with Dirk and his best friend, Al, or causing trouble with Kurt and his NUMA (National Underwater and Marine Agency) crew.

Spartan Gold was a great introduction to the new adventure series that revolves around Sam and Remi Fargo, treasure hunters unafraid to risk their lives to uncover precious artifacts. Sam and Remi are such a likeable couple, they’re smart, witty, and full courage, putting themselves in danger again and again. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is already a fan of Cussler or anyone who is interested in giving his books a try.

5 out of 5 stars (I loved this book and because of it, I purchased 2-3 more Fargo Adventure books) 

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