My first time reading a Sam and Remi Fargo adventure and I am now hooked. This is their tenth adventure and I have no idea where I have been for the first nine. Count me in from now on. The Gray Ghost is the newest release from Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell, in stores Tuesday, May 29, from G.P. Putnam’s Sons.
The year is 2006 and Rolls-Royce have come up with a prototype engine known as the Gray Ghost and are set to premiere it at a car show. They are posed to make millions for themselves and their investors. It is stolen and the rush is on to find it and to try and build a new one if it can’t be found. An American Detective named Issac Bell (If the name sounds familiar it’s because he is is in other books and even has his own novels) is called in to help find it, not being able to clear the name of Marcus Peyton, who was accused of stealing it.
Fast forward to today and Sam And Remi Fargo are told by Sam’s mother that a cousin Albert from England is wanting to meet them along with his son Oliver. Sam didn’t remember having any relatives from there. They are in a dire financial situation and are hoping for a loan. Sam and Remi notice they are being followed and help them avoid whoever it is and agree to go to London to meet with them.
When there they learn that Albert (who is not in great shape mentally) is basically broke. They are going to show Gray Ghost at a show when it is stolen. Sam and Remi are on the case and trying to find the car. And in the process they keep finding their lives in jeopardy. The more they dig, the more the realize it’s not just about the car but something else. The answer lies in the past from when the car was stolen. Old journals may give them the clues they need to find the treasure, while they try to find the car once again and not be killed in the process.
I really, really enjoyed this book. The married team of Sam and Remi is a refreshing duo who are great together, can seem to get out of any situation they find themselves in and they are written really well (there are some LOL moments with them). This is as good as any other action adventure series out there. And kudos to Putnam for how they put out their books. Short chapters with no useless filler and easy to read pages.
* Also I got a kick out of the face that Clive gave himself a cameo in the book. I don’t think I have ever read a book where the author is mentioned and given a cameo as part of the story.
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