Author(s): Clive Cussler
An ancient treasure stolen by Xerxes the Great ...Discovered by Napoleon Bonaparte ...The clues to its hidden location lost until now ...Adventurers and treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo are on a wild-goose chase. Up to their waists in the Great Pocomoke Swamp in Maryland, they're hunting for lost gold. What they find instead is a small Second World War German U-boat. Inside the submarine they find a body - and a puzzling, incredibly rare bottle of wine. This bottle was one of twelve taken from Napoleon's 'lost cellar'. But it is also a clue to a fabulous, ancient treasure. One that Hadeon Bondaruk - a half-Russian, half-Persian millionaire - will do anything to get his hands on. For he claims descent from treasure's one-time owner. It will be his, no matter who stands in his way...
Clive Cussler is the author or co-author of a great number of international bestsellers, including the famous Dirk Pitt(R) adventures, such as Arctic Drift; the NUMA(R) Files adventures, most recently Medusa; the Oregon Files, such as The Silent Sea; and the Isaac Bell Adventures, which began with The Chase. Lost Empire is the second book in the highly successful new series - the Fargo Adventures. He lives in Arizona. www.clivecussler.co.uk Grant Blackwood, a U.S. Navy veteran, spent three years aboard a guided missile frigate as operations specialist and pilot rescue swimmer. The author of the Briggs Tanner series, he's the co-author of Spartan Gold, and lives in Colorado.