Book Synopsis – Clive Cussler Lost Empire
Clive Cussler is the author of many New York Times bestsellers and is an internationally recognized authority on shipwrecks and the founder of the National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA).
Clive Cussler and Grant Blackwood now bring us the action-packed Lost Empire featuring treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo who first appeared in Cussler’s Spartan Gold (2009: Penguin).
In Lost Empire, Sam and Remi Fargo come upon a relic belonging to a long-lost Confederate ship. An anomaly about the relic sets them off chasing a mystery-but unknown to them, a much more powerful force is engaged in the same chase. Mexico’s ruling party, the ultranationalist Mexica Tenochca, is intent on finding that artifact as well, because it contains a secret that could destroy the party utterly. Through Tanzania and Zanzibar, into the rainforests of Madagascar, and across the Indian Ocean to Indonesia and the legendary site of the 1883 Krakatoa explosion, the Fargos and their ruthless opponents pursue the hunt-but only one can win. And the penalty for failure is death.
Clive Cussler’s books have been published in more than 40 languages in more than 100 countries. See below for a chronological list of Clive Cussler books and series.
The Dirk Pitt Adventures novels
Pacific Vortex (this is the first book that Cussler wrote but it was published in 1983), Mediterranean Caper (1973), Iceberg (1975), Raise the Titanic (1976), Vixen 03 (1978), Night Probe (1981), Deep Six (1984), Cyclops (1986), Treasure (1988), Dragon (1990), Sahara (1992), Inca Gold (1994), Shock Wave (1996), Flood Tide (1997), Atlantis Found (1999), Valhalla Rising (2001), Trojan Odyssey (2003) and Black Wind (2004), Treasure of Khan (2006), and Arctic Drift (2008). Crescent Dawn, the latest of The Dirk Pitt Adventures, is set to release November 2010.
The NUMA Files novels
Serpent (1999), Blue Gold (2000), Fire Ice (2002), White Death (2003), Lost City (2004), Polar Shift (2005), The Navigator (2007), and Medusa (2009)
The Oregon Files novels
Golden Buddha (2003), Sacred Stone (2004), Dark Watch (2005), Skeleton Coast (2006), Plague Ship (2008), Corsair (2009), and The Silent Sea (2010)
The Isaac Bell Detective novels
The Chase (2007), The Wrecker (2009), and The Spy (2010)
The Fargo Adventure novels
Spartan Gold (2009) and Lost Empire (2010)
Clive Cussler has also written single books in Non-Fiction and Children Classics. His Non-Fiction books include The Sea Hunters, The Sea Hunters II and Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt Revealed. His stand-alone Children Classics include The Adventures of Vin Fiz (2009) and The Adventures of Hotsy Totsy (2010).
Grant Blackwood has written three espionage thrillers including The End of Enemies, The Wall of Night, and An Echo of War in addition to co-authoring Spartan Gold and Lost Empire with Clive Cussler.