The Oracle: Fargo #11 by Clive Cussler
Husband and wife treasure-hunting team Sam and Remi Fargo ARE BACK in a brand-new thrilling adventure to find an ancient scroll which carries a deadly curse . . .
In North Africa, the last Vandal ruler consults an ancient oracle on how to defeat the invading Byzantine army. It tells the king that a high priestess cast a curse upon the Vandal Kingdom after a sacred scroll was stolen, and 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. . .
At an archaeological dig funded by Sam and Remi Fargo, they uncover vital clues pointing to the scrolls whereabouts. But when a shipment of supplies intended for their charitable foundation's school is stolen, they have to put the search on hold to go to Nigeria and deliver the new supplies themselves.
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.
Praise for Clive Cussler:
'The Adventure King' Sunday Express
'Cussler is hard to beat' Daily Mail