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The debut of a brand-new, action-packed series from the number-one New York Times best-selling master of "pure entertainment" ( People). Thousands of years ago, the Persian king Xerxes the Great was said to have raided the Treasury at Delphi, carrying away two solid gold pillars as tribute. In 1800 Napoleon Bonaparte and his army stumble across the pillars in the Pennine Alps. Unable to transport them, Napoleon creates a map on the labels of 12 bottles of rare wine. And when Napoleon dies, the bottles disappear....
Treasure hunters Sam and Remi Fargo are exploring the Great Pocomoke Swamp in Delaware when they are shocked to discover a World War II German U-boat. Inside, they find a bottle taken from Napoleon's "lost cellar". Fascinated, the Fargos set out to find the rest of the collection.
But another connoisseur of sorts has been looking for the bottle they've just found. He is Hadeon Bondaruk - a half- Russian, half-Persian millionaire. He claims to be a descendant of King Xerxes himself. And he wants his treasure back.
©2009 Clive Cussler (P)2009 Penguin
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5 out of 5 stars
By Sarah on 04-13-18

Awesome!

I love a good mystery book, but am pretty picky. This book had me from the beginning. Great story line and narration.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Era on 12-06-17

love clive<br />

unabridged much better then abridged version. abridged left out parts that filled in gaps in story.

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