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Husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo return for a new thrilling adventure.

Husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo return for a new adventure as they hunt for ancient treasure-that may or may not be cursed-in this thrilling addition to Clive Cussler's bestselling series.
In 533 A.D., the last King of the Vandals still rules in Northern Africa-but a prophecy reveals that his reign is doomed. Years before, sacred scrolls had been stolen from a high priestess, who cast a curse on the kingdom unless they were returned. The Vandal kingdom falls before the scrolls are ever found-leaving their location a mystery-and their discovery is the perfect challenge for Sam and Remi Fargo.

However, before they can hunt for the scrolls, the Fargos must tend to problems within their charitable foundation. When they learn that a shipment of supplies intended for a school in Nigeria has been stolen, they travel into the heart of Africa to deliver new supplies themselves. However, their mission becomes infinitely more complicated when they run afoul of a rival bands of robbers. One of these groups later take Remi and a group of students hostage, and there are signs that the kidnapping is related to missing scrolls. The Fargos will need all of their skills to uncover the hidden treasure and to protect everything they have worked for-and their lives.

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780241386903

    June 4, 2019

    Michael Joseph

    416 pages

    RRP $37.00

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  • Hardback

    9780241386897

    May 28, 2019

    Michael Joseph

    416 pages

    RRP $55.00

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  • The Oracle
    Clive Cussler

    EBook

    9781405941082

    May 28, 2019

    Penguin eBooks

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Extract

PROLOGUE

PART I

Ashes fly back into the face of him who throws them.

– AFRICAN PROVERB –

 

DECEMBER 12, 533 A.D.

Bulla Regia,

Kingdom of the Vandals, North Africa

The winter moon lit the paving stones as Gelimer, King of the Vandals, and his brother, Tzazon, galloped their horses through the old triumphal arch, past the theater, past the forum, past the still-elegant sleeping town houses. When they reached the center of the city, they veered left toward the old pagan tomblined highway leading out of Bulla Regia toward the hills. Once beyond the silent houses of the dead, they turned onto a long avenue filled with twisted shadows from the ancient olive trees. Their horses grew skittish as the silhouetted outlines of the neglected Temple of Saturn—the great god of the harvest—loomed up before them. A tangle of vines seemed to hold its crumbling, silver-tinged walls together, the entrance to the oracle’s temple hidden in the hill behind the ruins.

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