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Spartan Gold (Fargo Adventure Series #1) (original 2009; edition 2010)

by Clive / Blackwood Cussler, Grant

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Title:Spartan Gold (Fargo Adventure Series #1)
Authors:Clive / Blackwood Cussler, Grant
Info:Berkley Pub Group 2010-08-31 (2010), Paperback
Collections:Read but unowned
Rating:****
Tags:12/12, Napoleon

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Spartan Gold by Clive Cussler (2009)

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Up to his usual standard ( )
  John.Reeve | May 4, 2016 |
Spartan Gold is a fairly quick paced yarn from the Cussler library. Enjoyable, but stretched the imagination a bit. ( )
  DCarlin | Jan 23, 2016 |
Sam and Remi, the spousal protagonists, are deep in the muck of a Maryland swamp. They're looking for buried treasure, but what they find is something altogether unexpected. It's a Nazi-era German mini-sub, very, very far from where one would expect to find such a thing. An attempt to get the scoop on local rumors of such an anomaly is aborted by their source's kidnapping right before their eyes. After the Fargos free their friend from the professional operative interrogating him about a shard of a wine bottle he found in the Pocomoke, the plot really takes off.

It's fast paced, if a bit predictable. What I found was a tad annoying was the slight repetitiveness of some of the dialogue. Overall, a decent story with some travel and adventure. Going to give the next one a go. ( )
  jessica_reads | Mar 24, 2015 |
I'm not a fan of the genre. But the reader in me has to admit this is definitely a pageturner. The book has everything a good adventure story should have: a fabulous treasure dating back to ancient history, riddles and cryptic hints to be followed, a charming couple of treasure-hunters, a ruthless adversary and action, plenty of action. In a way it reminded me of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code. Only this novel takes you all over the world and its historic protagonists go back to Napoleon, and even further to ancient Sparta and the Persian king Xerxes I. If you are fond of a mix of history and action, you will like this book. ( )
  chrisgalle | Mar 5, 2015 |
Thousands of years ago, the mighty Persian king Xerxes the Great was said to have raided the Treasury at Delphi, carrying away two solid gold pillars as a tribute to his glory. In 1800, while crossing the Pennine Alps, Napoleon Bonaparte and his army stumble across the pillars. Unable to transport them, Napoleon created an inscrutable map on the labels of twelve bottles of rare wine. When Napoleon dies, the bottles disappear - and the gold pillars... ( )
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  Tutter | Feb 26, 2015 |
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The Fargos are interesting characters who should develop along with the series, and Cussler gives us his usual history lesson tied to a fast-moving thriller.
 

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Treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo are shocked to discover a bottle of a rare wine taken from Napoleon's lost cellar. However, someone else is also searching for this treasure.

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