The Oracle

The Oracle

Large Print - 2019
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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 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 : Random House Large Print, [2019]
Edition: First large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780593104347
059310434X
Branch Call Number: FIC
Characteristics: 539 pages ; 24 cm
large print,rda
Additional Contributors: Burcell, Robin

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USAF1969
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!

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Joe_roy32
Jun 30, 2019

Please get this, and most of your books, in the e format. The only way my husband can read a book is on his kindle with VERY large font. Thanks.

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guerino1916
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.

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cnsreader
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!

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Peepmouse
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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