Pirate by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell

Posted December 10, 2016 by Minx

Pirate by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell Pirate by Clive Cussler, Robin Burcell
Series: Fargo Adventure #8
Genres: Action, Adventure
Release Date: September 13, 2016
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
Pages: 387
ISBN: 0399183973
ASIN: B01BS7N7R6
Purchase at: Amazon
Minx's Rating:

The outstanding new Sam and Remi Fargo adventure from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author.

An 800-year-old treasure . . . an ancient cypher wheel . . . a brutal murder . . . and a man who will stop at nothing to claim what he considers rightfully his. Husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo have gone on impossible missions before and faced many perils, but never have they faced an adversary as determined as the one before them now. The battle will take them halfway around the world, and at its end will be either one of the most glorious finds in history—or certain death.

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Terrific Tuesday Post from 09/13/2016

Now that I have more time to read what I want to; I am breaking out the Terrific Tuesdays books that I had previously bought. Yes, I actually buy all my Terrific Tuesday book posts, hmmm now getting time to read them is a bit more of a challenge. I have an entire bookshelf full of my TT books to read, just staring at me as I write my reviews.

The husband and wife team of Sam and Remi Fargo are just trying to take a vacation and Remi being the sweet wife that she is decides to try and find a rare but not necessarily valuable book to add to Sam’s collection. Well doesn’t that decision just lead them down a rabbit hole as the book in question supposedly leads to a treasure dating back to the days of Robin Hood. That chase will lead them all across the world from the United States to Brazil, Jamaica and even in England.

I love that the writers added elements of treasure stories that are widely known by mostly everyone. It made the overall story very engaging and realistic. They even mentioned the mystery of Oak Island. There has been so much pondering as to whether or not there is or was ever a treasure on Oak Island (including a TV show) so I enjoyed that they used that in this novel. How fantastic that they could pull a current and real treasure hunter mystery into this book. Yes! Fantastic!

Just an entertaining and fun read that had a great pace. The supporting characters were remarkable, quirky and added to the overall story. The mystery element was quite intriguing and overall I really enjoyed this book as always. I highly recommend!

Have you had a chance to read this book? If so, tell me what you thought….

About Clive Cussler

Author Clive Cussler

Clive Cussler began writing novels in 1965 and published his first work featuring his continuous series hero, Dirk Pitt®, in 1973. His first nonfiction, The Sea Hunters, was released in 1996. The Board of Governors of the Maritime College, State University of New York, considered The Sea Hunters in lieu of a Ph.D. thesis and awarded Cussler a Doctor of Letters degree in May, 1997. It was the first time since the College was founded in 1874 that such a degree was bestowed.

Cussler is an internationally recognized authority on shipwrecks and the founder of the National Underwater and Marine Agency, (NUMA) a 501C3 non-profit organization (named after the fictional Federal agency in his novels) that dedicates itself to preserving American maritime and naval history, searching for lost ships of historic significance. He and his crew of marine experts and NUMA volunteers have discovered more than sixty historically significant underwater wreck sites including the first submarine to sink a ship in battle, the Confederacy’s Hunley, and its victim, the Union’s Housatonic; the U-20, the U-boat that sank the Lusitania; the Cumberland, which was sunk by the famous ironclad, Merrimack; the renowned Confederate raider Florida; the Navy airship, Akron, the Republic of Texas Navy warship, Zavala, found under a parking lot in Galveston, and the Carpathia, which sank almost six years to-the-day after plucking Titanic‘s survivors from the sea.

NUMA—which turns over all artifacts to state and Federal authorities, or donates them to museums and universities—has its own website for those interested in learning more about maritime history or wishing to make a donation. Please visit www.numa.net.

In addition to being the Chairman of NUMA, Cussler is also a fellow in both the Explorers Club of New York and the Royal Geographic Society in London. He has been honored with the Lowell Thomas Award for outstanding underwater exploration.

Cussler is the author or coauthor of more than fifty previous books in five best-selling series, including Dirk Pitt, NUMA Files, Oregon Files, Isaac Bell, and Fargo. His nonfiction works include Built for AdventureThe Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt, plus The Sea Hunters and The Sea Hunters II; these describe the true adventures of the real NUMA.

Cussler’s books have been published in more than 40 languages in more than 100 countries. Past New York Times and international bestsellers include Pacific VortexMediterranean CaperIcebergRaise the Titanic, Atlantis Found, and Trojan Odyssey; more recent bestsellers include Piranha (written with Boyd Morrison), The Assassin (written with Justin Scott), Ghost Ship (written with Graham Brown), The Eye of Heaven (written with Russell Blake), Crescent DawnPoseidon’s Arrow and Havana Storm (the last three written with his son Dirk Cussler).

About Robin Burcell

Author Robin Burcell

Robin Burcell spent nearly three decades working in law enforcement as a police officer, hostage negotiator, criminal investigator and FBI Academy-trained forensic artist.

Burcell currently co-writes with international best-selling author Clive Cussler on the Fargo series. Pirate, their first co-written book, will be released September 2016. They’re currently working on the next in that series.

What you might not know about Robin

Burcell was the first female officer for her department. Her badge read “Policeman” and her locker room was actually a converted storeroom. While she’d always wanted to be a writer, her childhood dream was to be an Olympic ice skater. Unfortunately she didn’t seriously start skating until her early twenties and by then it was too late. That hobby, however, was instrumental in allowing her to easily pass the physical agility test to get into the police academy.

Burcell has appeared on several true-crime television episodes as a commentator and even did a “forensic” sketch from a witness’s description of “Baby Big Foot” for the Icon Films television series, Bigfoot Files, which appeared on BBC and Bigfoot: The New Evidence, which appeared in the U.S. on the National Geographic channel.

What you might not know about her books

Every book in her first police procedural series starring San Francisco Police homicide inspector Kate Gillespie was nominated for the Anthony Award (with two winners), two were nominated for Barry’s (with one win), and one for the Macavity.

The first book in her second series, Face of a Killer, starring Sydney Fitzpatrick, FBI agent and forensic artist, received a starred review from Library Journal. The fifth book in that series, The Kill Order, was named by Library Journal as one of the best thrillers of 2014.

The Last Good Place, released November 2015, is a continuation of the 1970s series by the late Carolyn Weston, whose novels were used as the base for the hit television show The Streets of San Francisco.


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