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Publisher's Summary

Treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo's search for a Romanov fortune brings them into perilous contact with an ambitious neo-Nazi clan in the thrilling adventure from the number one New York Times best-selling author.

In 1918, a ransom of enormous size was paid to free the Romanovs from the Bolsheviks, but, as history knows, the Romanovs died anyway. And the ransom? During World War II, the Nazis stole it from the Russians, and after that - it vanished. Until now.

When a modern-day kidnapping captures the attention of husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo, the couple soon learn that these long-lost riches may be back in play, held in trust by the descendants of a Nazi guerrilla faction called the Werewolves. It is their mission to establish the Fourth Reich, and their time is coming soon.

As the Fargos follow the trail across Europe, Northern Africa, and South America, they know only one thing. This quest is greater than anything they have ever done - it is their chance to make someone answer for unspeakable crimes and to prevent them from happening again.

©2017 Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell (P)2017 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"This Fargo adventure continues the trend of quality writing and an extra-fast pace tossed in with some thrilling history.” (Associated Press)

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enthralling

I was enthralled from the time I started listening to the end never guessing correct and which would start was going to twist into her totally captivated by the imagery and character development . Great book.

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Good not great

The narrator is the best in the business! The story is a cookie cutter format of the other Remie books in the past! Cannot continue or will lose fans!
The book is entertaining but too much like all the rest! Change the counties and treasure— you have a new book!
Moving on from this series!

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Great Story!

I love the way the authors blend actual historical events into an exciting storyline. As usual, Scott Brick brings the narrative to life with great characterization.

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Great book!

I thoroughly enjoyed another adventure with the Fargos! I can't wait for the next one!

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The Amber Room!

action-adventure, nazis, tsars, spies, mystery, historical-places-events

Another spectacular adventure mixing past,present, and speculation from the formidable imagination of Cussler! Jewels paid to the Bolsheviks for the safety of the royal family, nazis still searching for the Amber Room to raise money for a resurgence of their cause, and lots of secret police and spies. Keeps you reading long into the night.
Scott Brick continues to be excellent as narrative interpretation.

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Fast paced fascinating story

I had to keep sneaking away to listen to this audiobook I could not stop listening!
A fascinating historical story with great deal of action and intrigue

Scott Brick is my favorite audiobook performer and he does not disappoint with this book

I recommend the audiobook without reservation

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Solidly entertaining

Solidly entertaining with plenty of twists to keep it interesting and make you want to get to the next chapter.

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Another Great Fargo Adventure

The story was always engaging; keeping you anxious to see how each new situation would resolve. As always, Scott Brick did an excellent job of narrating the story and all the characters.

Looking forward to the next Fargo adventure.

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First Fargo Book

This is my first Fargo book. All of the other Cussler books that I have read were Dirk Pitt and NUMA. The characters in this book don't seem as well developed as Dirk Pitt. If this was the first book in the series, I could understand. Since this is the 9th book in the series, I would expect more interesting characters.

The overall plot was interesting and there was one small twist but it had little impact on the outcome. There wasn't much suspense and action but it was still an enjoyable read. I found the actions of the guide Nando at the base camp incongruous. Other than one scene after he first appears in the book, I'm not sure why the character even existed in the story.

It's probably really a 3.5 star book but I rounded up because I liked the premise of the Romanov Ransom and the setting in South America and Europe.

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Enh. Ok I guess

Scott brick... Frickin awesome. Story =ok. I found myself at the end hearing the usual "audible hopes you enjoyed this program" and was like whaaaa? The previous stories were great but since the new new co author(author under clues name) ... Not so much. I've done a couple audio books with the new co author(wink wink author) and found myself totally disappointed at the endings. I hope they don't keep using the same coauthor(wink wink Author).