Shangri-La. This summer’s installment of the Fargo series of the Clive Cussler brand of novels is titled The Kingdom. Over the course of a relaxing day or two, readers can travel around the world with Sam and Remi Fargo as they conduct another search to find something important that has been missing. In this case, they are looking for a missing colleague, and then for Shangri-La. As usual, there’s a nemesis trying to thwart them, but the indomitable Fargos can’t be beaten, and their competence gets them out of the most improbable of jams. This escapist novel can be entertaining for those readers who can tolerate weak writing in favor of an interesting plot. I find these novels to be mindless and pleasurable reading experiences that are quick to ingest and are not particularly nourishing.
Rating: Three-star (Recommended)
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