The Oracle

The Oracle

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"The husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team of Sam and Remi Fargo return in a new adventure as they search for an ancient scroll--which carries a deadly curse--in this thrilling addition to Clive Cussler's bestselling series. In 533 A.D., the last Vandal ruler in North Africa consults an oracle on how to defeat the invading Byzantine army. The oracle tells the king that a high priestess cast a curse upon the Vandal Kingdom after a sacred scroll was stolen. In order to lift the curse, the scroll must be returned to its rightful home. But the kingdom falls before the scroll is found, leaving its location a great mystery. until a current day archeological dig, funded by Sam and Remi Fargo, uncovers some vital clues. The search for the ancient scroll is put on hold when the Fargos learn that a shipment of supplies intended for their charitable foundation's school has been stolen, and they travel to Nigeria to deliver new supplies themselves. But their mission becomes infinitely more complicated when they run afoul of a band of robbers. The group takes Remi and several students hostage, and there are signs that the kidnapping is related to the missing scroll. The Fargos need all their skills to save the lives of the young girls at the school before they uncover the hidden treasure. and lift the deadly curse"--
Publisher: New York, New York :, G.P. Putnam's Sons,, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780525539612
Characteristics: 399 pages ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Burcell, Robin - Author


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Anthony P. Baldock
Dec 31, 2019

I do not like this series with Sam & Remi Fargo

Dec 09, 2019

I've really had a lot of trouble getting into Cussler's recent books. His latest, Oracle, took 399 pages to end. Thank goodness...

Jul 22, 2019

I generally like Cussler's (and Robin Burcell) Sam and Remi Fargo adventure novels. This one is better than most. It includes certain cultural and social issues of importance today. These include the education of girls (and opposition thereto) in parts of Africa, safety of schools, kidnapping girl students by violent gangs, theft of antiquities and the underground market that goes along with that, etc. Great read with lots of characters and whole bunch of subplots along with the main story line. Fun book!

Jun 24, 2019

Please add the eBook version to the catalogue as soon as possible. In this age of germaphobia, would rather not read a book others have mishandled.

Jun 19, 2019

I have a terrible feeling Cussler’s adventures are going the way of Patterson’s books! They’re getting too predictable! In this newest Fargo adventure there is a brief mention of the Oracle at the beginning then nothing till page 273! Would have loved more on the Vandal Kingdom and more on the Oracle. But it is an easy, safe read!

Mar 01, 2019

The Fargos (I have two mouses named Sam and Remi) are Cussler's most likable characters and series since the one that started it all, Dirk Pitt! (But I really like Kurt Austin too!) And it all begin with the Mediterranean Caper! Cussler and his many co-authors are in fine form and at the top of their collective game. Nobody does this stuff better.

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