The debut of a brand-new, action-packed series from the #1 New York Times bestselling master of "pure entertainment" (People).
Thousands of years ago, the Persian king Xerxes the Great was said to have raided the Treasury at Delphi, carrying away two solid gold pillars as tribute. In 1800, Napoleon Bonaparte and his army stumble across the pillars in the Pennine Alps. Unable to transport them Napoleon creates a map on the labels of twelve bottles of rare wine. And when Napoleon dies, the bottles disappear...
Treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo are exploring the Great Pocomoke Swamp in Delaware when they are shocked to discover a World War II German u-boat. Inside, they find a bottle taken from Napoleon's "lost cellar." Fascinated, the Fargos set out to find the rest of the collection. But another connoisseur of sorts has been looking for the bottle they've just found. He is Hadeon Bondaruk--a half- Russian, half-Persian millionaire. He claims to be a descendant of King Xerxes himself.
And he wants his treasure back...
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1 . Interesting read
Posted November 14, 2010 by Gordigor , OrlandoThis is the first time I've read any of this author's book. The adventure and mystery was engaging and well paced. The main characters were very likable. The only criticism I have is it seemed full of the product placements (Apple Iphone, Nicon Camera, Google Earth...). I wonder if the author was paid by these companies.
2 . Just a Great Adventure With A Lot of History
Posted November 29, 2009 by Dave M. , Salem, OregonI look forward to the next novels with this new couple. Sam and Remi was a good fit for this adventure. A vary good read
3 . Disappointing, not up to the Cussler story telling
Posted September 28, 2009 by harvey , palm dedertI found this recent novel, as compared to Cussler's other novels, shallow. it read more like a "cutesee" story vs a serious adventure story for which all us readers of Cussler are accustomed too. Not worth the time to read or cost.
4 . Its ok
Posted September 19, 2009 by 137dave , StaffordI have read a lot of Clive Cussler books. I bought this book based upon my history of reading his books. I have always liked the way he wrote about NUMA and Dirk Pitt, he kept me on the edge of my seat. The new direction he is taking with this book was a change. I found the book good but not what I expected of Mr. Cussler. I will still buy the books, I guess I will get used to the new Man and Wife team.
August 29, 2009
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