As a long-time fan of Clive Cussler books, I sadly report that you should save your hard earned money when it comes to buying a copy of his latest adventure book "SPARTAN GOLD." This is a joint collaboration with Grant Blackwood, but it just does not match up with many of Cussler’s previous best-selling yarns.
First of all, there are two new lead characters that repeatedly place themselves in situations that no reasonable individual would ever consider. Of course they survive, and move on to another unwarranted, inescapable circumstance. I do applaud the author’s excellent weaving of long past historical events and circumstances into the story, but the saga sometimes drags on and on before coming to the well anticipated successful conclusion.
Save your money, and go to the local library if you are still sufficiently intrigued. Just based upon Cussler’s previous success I expect the book will reach some best-selling list.