Das Gold von Sparta (Spartan Gold)

  • Neues Buch mit einem neuen Co-Autor.


    Infos werden folgen.

    Es geht um ein Schatzsucherteam mit Sam and Remi Fargo.

    Die Frage wird sein, wird es eine Fargo-Reihe?


    Spartan Gold (A Fargo Adventure) (Paperback)
    by Clive Cussler (Author), Grant Blackwood (Author)

    Paperback: 384 pages
    Publisher: Berkley Trade (September 1, 2009)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0425229912
    ISBN-13: 978-0425229910

  • Quote from "Zek"

    Lassen wir uns überraschen. Interessant wird auch sein, ob es wieder das gleiche Schema mit anderen Namen ist, oder ob es diesmal Unterschiede geben wird.

    Das hoffe ich aber, dass es mal was anderes wird.

  • Quote from "adunsch1"

    Dem Cover nach, wird es wahrscheinlich um den WWII gehen... bzw. um ein U-Boot der Nazis: das wird bestimmt interessant.

    Ich habe allerdings keine Lust, solange auf die dt. Version zu warten. Wahrscheinlich werd ich's mir im September bestellen.

    Cool, dann kannst du uns ja schnell berichten.

  • Spartan Gold
    by Clive Cussler & Grant Blackwood

    by Susan Tunis

    "Fortune favors the bold." That's the oft-quoted motto of Sam and Remi Fargo, the husband and wife protagonists of Clive Cussler's latest co-authored offering. Spartan Gold is the first book in a new series penned by Grant Blackwood. The Fargos are "treasure hunters and adventurers." Sam's background is mechanical engineering and Remi's is in anthropology and history, but both appear to be polymaths. In their line of work, they have ample opportunity to put their numerous skills to good use.

    As the novel opens, they're hip deep in the muck of a Maryland swamp. They're looking for buried treasure, but what they find is something altogether unexpected. It's a Nazi-era German mini-sub very, very far from where one would expect to find such a thing. An attempt to get the scoop on local rumors of such an anomaly is aborted by their source's kidnapping right before their eyes. After the Fargos free their friend from the professional operative interrogating him about a shard of wine bottle he found in the Pocomoke, the plot really takes off.

    It comes as no surprise when the Fargos' crack research team (at their home base in La Jolla) links the wine bottles to "Napoleon's Lost Cellar," and then links these 12 wine bottles, secreted around the world, to a major hidden treasure. This is because we'd seen the great man make his (unseen) discovery of ancient treasure in the novel's prologue. It is this unknown treasure that Sam and Remi are seeking, but they've got competition in the form of a ruthless Ukrainian crime boss and his henchmen. Unlike the Fargos, Hadeon Bondaruk knows exactly what they're seeking and he will stop at nothing to possess it. So begins a cat and mouse chase across the globe. It's an epic scavenger hunt with a high stakes outcome. Along the way, there's breath-taking scenery and a few history lessons leading up to the inevitable showdown between the good guys and the bad guys.

    It's a okay start, as these things go. The characters are more archetypes than flesh and blood people. But, hey, it's a series; there's time for character development later. There are some fun supporting characters, most notably Yvette Fornier-Desmarais. I expect we'll see more of her. Sadly, I can't say the same of their sidekick researcher, Selma. She's a cardboard cutout masquerading as a character. For now, Sam and Remi display that typical Cusslerian insouciance in the face of danger, and snap off witty banter whenever possible. It's easy to joke about their arcane knowledge. (The rugs of Yoruk nomads? Really?) And an early reference to Henri Archambault elicits the response, "the Henri Archambault?" Why, yes, Napoleon Bonaparte's chief enologist. He's practically a household name.

    Still, despite their ridiculous knowledge base, the Fargos are refreshingly fallible. This is probably my favorite thing about the novel. They're chasing cryptic clues. They have to work really hard to solve them. Sometimes they even have to sleep on it. The puzzle solving is depicted unusually realistically. (I mean, in those National Treasure films, riddles are solved in a matter of seconds.) Sam and Remi make other mistakes, too. They get lost occasionally. They screw up. What can I say? Imperfect protagonists are infinitely more interesting in my book.

    The story is light, very light, and fast-paced for the most part--thought my interest did flag a bit in the middle. But then our heroes took the action into the proverbial lion's den, and that picked things up straight through the ending. By and large the writing is fine, though there are some quirky redundancies to the text.

    Fans of Cussler's signature mix of history and adventure will likely give this one a thumbs up. It's nothing to write home about, but Grant Blackwood is off to a respectable start

  • Quote from "Dirk Pitt"

    Es wird eine neue Reihe geben. Was können wir von dieser Reihe erwarten?

    Wieder eine neue Reihe? Wer spielt die Hauptrolle?



    Glück ist das einzige was sich verdoppelt, wenn man es teilt[SCHILD=random]der beste Lobo der Welt [/SCHILD]

  • Quote from "Lobo"

    Wieder eine neue Reihe? Wer spielt die Hauptrolle?

    Sami und Remi Fargo, dass sind Schatzsucher. Co-Autor Blackwood, Brant

  • Quote from "Dirk Pitt"

    Sami und Remi Fargo, dass sind Schatzsucher. Co-Autor Blackwood, Brant

    Da bin ich ja mal gespannt :D



    Glück ist das einzige was sich verdoppelt, wenn man es teilt[SCHILD=random]der beste Lobo der Welt [/SCHILD]

  • von amazon.com


    In 1800, while crossing the Pennine Alps with his Grand Reserve Army, Napoleon Bonaparte stumbled across a startling discovery. Unable to transport it, he created an enigmatic map on the labels of twelve bottles of rare wine. When Napoleon died, the bottles disappeared-and the treasure was lost again.

    Until now. Treasure-hunting husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are exploring the Great Pocomoke Swamp in Maryland when they are shocked to discover a World War II German U-boat. Inside, they find a bottle taken from Napoleon's famous "Lost Cellar," and fascinated, they set out to find the rest of the collection. But another connoisseur of sorts is hunting his own prize, and the Lost Cellar is his key to finding it.

    That man is Hadeon Bondaruk, a half-Russian, half-Persian millionaire, and the treasure will be his, no matter what.

    Filled with the high-stakes suspense and boundless invention that are unique to Cussler, Spartan Gold is a dazzling thriller from the grand master of adventure fiction.

    Kurz: Es geht um die verlorenen Flaschen Weine von Napoleon.