‘The Romanov Ransom’ thrills with splash history

Book Review: "The Romanov Ransom" by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell doesn't disappoint

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Sam and Remi Fargo tackle a historical conspiracy that involves the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the Germans at the end of World War II in “The Romanov Ransom” by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell.

The Fargos are getting ready to celebrate an anniversary when they learn that several youth they’re sponsoring through their foundation who are related to Selma, their head researcher, have vanished. They put their plans on hold and fly to where they were last seen.

The two were exploring a historical rumor that a plane carrying the wealth of the Romanov family that was to be used to pay for their freedom in 1917 was hidden away, and the Nazis uncovered its whereabouts during the war. Stealing the treasure in 1947, the Germans had a bold plan to bomb Russia and blame the deed on the U.S. to launch World War III. The plane crashed and was lost until now.

Cussler teaming with Burcell for this Fargo tale continues the trend of quality writing and an extra-fast pace tossed in with some thrilling history. “The Romanov Ransom” doesn’t disappoint.