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Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are intrigued when an archaeologist friend requests their help excavating a top secret historical site.  What they find will set them on a hunt for a prize greater than they could ever imagine.  The clues point to the hidden tomb of Attila the Hun, the High King who was reportedly buried with a vast fortune of gold and jewels and plunder . . . a bounty that has never been found.  As they follow the trail through Hungary, Italy, France, Russia, and Kazakhstan—a trail that they discover leads them not to one tomb, but five—the Fargos will find themselves pitted against a thieving group of amateur treasure hunters, a cunning Russian businessman, and a ruthless Hungarian who claims direct descent from Attila himself . . . and will stop at nothing to claim the tombs’ riches as his own.

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The Tombs
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4.5 / 5
Awesome book
February 19th, 2015
Love the fargos,great read.like all of Mr cussler series, the fargos is an excellent adventure. Once you get going there's no stopping, hard to put down.
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Good read
November 7th, 2014
2 nd time reading this, fun constant read, lots of of history but done in a way that does not make your eyes cross!
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The tumbs
March 16th, 2014
A very exciting story. Only to have a few of those jewels, gold would be nice also. Mr cussler has a great story mind lots of differnent stories diferent thems and exctmemit to boot . Next book awaiting
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January 22nd, 2014
From the opening sentence to the last you just cant put this down. The Fargos are just the perfect couple that seek excitement and danger seeks them. Their passion for protecting heritage puts you to shame. You dont want each page to end, but cant wait tonturn the next. Buy this book, Cussler, Sam and Remi. It doesnt get any better
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The Tombs
December 5th, 2013
I really enjoyed the story. Lots of action and good characters.
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November 9th, 2013
I alway like the way the puts himself in the book. If you like adventure you will likely The book
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The tomb
October 31st, 2013
I really enjoyed this book. I like the way he puts early history into his stories.
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The Tombs
October 12th, 2013
Great adventure story, easy read. Strong descriptions , on the edge of my seat the entire book.
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1 person found this helpful
October 4th, 2013
I've been on vacation all week, doing my best not to think about work. Since I knew we'd be spending a few days camping, I decided to push the review pile to the side and do a little pleasure reading. I didn't have any specific titles in mind, but I knew precisely what kind of books I wanted to enjoy. First up, I made sure we stopped at the drug store on our way out of town. I wanted a Clive Cussler adventure to read, and there's always a new one on the paperback rack, so I figured I would take my chances with what was available. I was hoping for a new Dirk Pitt story, or perhaps something from the Isaac Bell series, but what I ended up with was a copy of The Tombs, the fourth Fargo Adventure. I knew nothing about Sam and Remi Fargo, but the cover blurb hit all the right notes - archaeologist . . . secret historical site . . . hidden tomb . . .treasure hunters - so I gave it a shot. I'm glad I did. Yes, it's a formulaic bit of storytelling that manages hit on pretty much all the genre clichés, but that's okay. Actually, it's more than okay, it's precisely what I expect from a Cussler novel. It's familiar and enjoyable - a fast-paced, easy read that 'feels' authentic in terms of history and technique. As for Sam and Remi, they're a thoroughly enjoyable couple of protagonists, and the members of their support team are interesting in their own right, particularly Tibor, the resourceful taxi-driver. The story is a fun one, built around a globe-trotting race to discover a series of treasures buried by Atilla the Hun, all leading to the final resting place of his own jewel-filled golden coffin. It's the Fargos versus a crooked Hungarian mobster and his Russian hired gun, with special appearances by local law enforcement and historical antiquities authorities. Many of the treasures are far too easily located, requiring nothing more than two shovels and the cover of darkness, and the speedy removal of a thousand skeletons from a battlefield strains credibility, no matter how many graduate students help out, but the excavation of the final tomb is worth the wait. The final climax is, perhaps, a bit unnecessary in its excessiveness, but it's nice to see that there are consequences for running afoul of the bad guys. It's not great literature, and certainly not comparable to the best Dirk Pitt adventure, but The Tomb is better than most of the competition, Dan Brown included.
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Entertaining
May 15th, 2013
Entertaining, with a little history in the bargain.
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