By Clive Cussler & Grant Blackwood
In this adventure in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, husband-and-wife treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo must out-pace a self-made millionaire in pursuit of an incredible fortune...
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 stumbled across a startling discovery. Unable to transport it, he created an enigmatic map on the labels of twelve bottles of rare wine. When Napoleon died, the bottles disappeared—and the treasure was lost again.
Until now. Treasure-hunting husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are exploring the Great Pocomoke Swamp in Maryland when they are shocked to discover a World War II German U-boat. Inside, they find a bottle taken from Napoleon’s famous “Lost Cellar,” and fascinated, they set out to find the rest of the collection. But another connoisseur of sorts 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.
I enjoyed it2By Atlanta SteveJust finished Spartan Gold and I really liked it. Don't get me wrong, it's not very detailed in a Tom Clancy way nor is it entirely realistic. The Fargos get out of their scrapes a little too easily and don't need to work all that hard to figure out the clues they follow. But I enjoyed the dynamic between them and the story was fun, in a Nick and Nora Charles vein. Good read, very entertaining.
Can't stop reading3By Sifi loverI started reading thinking that I might do 50 pages a night but after you start reading it you end up doing 150 pages a night.
Freaking awesome5By ComradeKGBOne of the best books I've ever read
Spartan gold4By Noob domedClassic Clive...good story if you can scan read all the history details that are not pertinent. A good read nonetheless.
Spartan Gold3By rexspbGood, entertaining, and fast read.
Great Book4By The Kid 123I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Cussler and Blackwood do a great job in building characters and relationships with other characters. I loved the combination of adventure and history, but I felt like the ending was a little rushed as I was expecting more bottles to be found. Overall though, a wonderful read and I'm looking forward to the sequel.
Great fun!5By EK_KingKongThis is the perfect read, fun, fast action and great characters. Spartan Gold has it all, from the Greeks to Napoleon and Nazi submarines, the action and history in this book is top notch. My only complaint is there isn't another Fargo adventure to read - yet.... Hint, hint Cussler and Blackwood!