The Mayan Secrets (Fargo Adventure, Book 5)
Clive Cussler, Thomas Perry
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The outstanding new novel from the #1 New York Times–bestselling grand master of adventure.
Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are in Mexico, when they come upon a remarkable discovery—the skeleton of a man clutching an ancient sealed pot, and within the pot, a Mayan book, larger than anyone has ever seen. The book contains astonishing information about the Mayans, about their cities, and about mankind itself. The secrets are so powerful that some people would do anything to possess them—as the Fargos are about to find out.
Before their adventure is done, many men and women will die for that book—and Sam and Remi may just be among them.
man’s body was a widemouthed, lidded pot. Remi twisted the neck of her flashlight to make the beam wider. “I’ve got to take some pictures before we get any closer.” “Or before there’s another aftershock and the roof falls in.” Remi handed Sam her flashlight, then took flash pictures with her phone. She circled the dead man, taking every angle. She shot the four walls, the ceiling, the floor, and then the pot by the man. “He’s mummified. He looks a bit like the Inca mountain burials
some friendly advice. If there’s anything on the drive about selling, hiding, or transporting the Mayan codex, then you’ll need to hire a good lawyer. I’m sure Vice Chancellor Strohm will tell you that the university’s attorneys can’t defend you in a criminal trial.” Strohm didn’t meet Caine’s gaze. Caine stood, helplessly watching them pack up the codex, his notes, his photographs, and his computer. He turned to the two Mexican officials. “Minister Montez, Señor Juárez,” he said. “Please
lost city I’ve found.” She stepped boldly forward on the plaza. Ahead of her, on both sides of the wide-open space, were huge pyramids, and to her side was the biggest one so far. And while the reporters were ignorant about the structure, she had already seen the beautiful paintings on stucco inside the temple at its top. The architecture and art revealed a society that had been rich and complicated, colorful and full of life. And the place had been abandoned before the Normans invaded
always liked being the very rich girl, with mysterious holdings in Central America, who would sometimes appear at parties in southern France or the islands of the Mediterranean. She sensed that she was about to go from “interesting” to “fascinating.” She smiled, and said, “What is it, Michelle?” “They’re saying that you’re a fraud. They say this site is already registered with all the archaeological organizations—that you didn’t find it. Someone else did.” Sarah was not pleased that while
laughed Viper Two. “I remember you as the new kid on the block in the old days.” “You must know,” said Viper One, “the firm is stepping on important toes to fit this little tea party in the schedule.” “I’m well aware of it,” replied Sam. “And, I might add, I’m the only one on this side who knows the score.” “Okay,” said Viper One, “why don’t you tell us the score. Over.” “Roger,” said Sam. “A small army of men who work for a local drug lord are planning to come here to take