In Clive Cussler’s latest, the wealthy husband and wife treasure hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo are at it again, this time in Guadalcanal. Are gold and jewels to be found in a sunken city, or in jungle caverns haunted by a race of legendary giants? Why have the islands children been disappearing and what of the chaos as ambitious islanders vie for control of the economy.
A key character in these novels is researcher Selma, who, back at the ranch, pulls crucial data from her many resources just in the nick of time for Sam and Remi to put it to use.
Sam and Remi seem to forget that every time they enter a: cave, underground river, temple, ruin, or portal of any kind it invariably collapses behind them, forcing them to squeeze through tiny passages whilst holding their breath looking for another exit.
Typically Cussler, the Fargo series focuses on geography, geology, history, exploration and scuba diving. These are delightful reads and one always learns something new.