The husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team of Sam and Remi Fargo are set to return in 2019 in The Oracle, an all-new novel from Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell.
Following The Gray Ghost (2018), The Oracle will be the 11th book in Cussler’s Fargo Adventures series and the fourth book co-authored with Robin Burcell. See the official plot details and cover art below.
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.
Clive Cussler is the author or coauthor of more than seventy previous books in five bestselling series, including Dirk Pitt, NUMA Files, Oregon Files, Isaac Bell, and Sam and Remi Fargo. His life nearly parallels that of his hero Dirk Pitt. Whether searching for lost aircraft or leading expeditions to find famous shipwrecks, he and his NUMA crew of volunteers have discovered more than seventy-five lost ships of historic significance, including the long-lost Confederate submarine Hunley, which was raised in 2000 with much press publicity. Like Pitt, Cussler collects classic automobiles. His collection features more than eighty examples of custom coachwork. Cussler lives in Arizona.
Robin Burcell spent nearly three decades working in California law enforcement as a police officer, detective, hostage negotiator, and FBI-trained forensic artist. She is the author of ten novels and coauthor with Cussler of the Sam and Remi Fargo novels Pirate, The Romanov Ransom, and The Gray Ghost. She lives in Lodi, California.
For my money, this is Cussler’s best series going right now, and Burcell is the most talented writer he’s currently working with. Ever since she signed on years back, Burcell helped take this franchise to the next level, making the latest Fargo book one of the most anticipated thrillers each year. That is certainly true once again heading into 2019.
Fans can pre-order The Oracle, which is scheduled to be released on May 28, 2019, here or anywhere else books are sold. In the meantime, make sure you’re following Cussler and Burcell on Twitter for more updates.
Praised as “one of today’s finest book reviewers” by New York Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds, Ryan Steck (“The Godfather of the thriller genre” — Ben Coes) has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.