Book Review: “The Gray Ghost” by Clive Cussler and Robin Burcell

Genre: Thriller


In a last ditch effort to remain afloat, the Rolls-Royce Limited company has designed an innovative new engine, and car, to be entered in the Olympia Motor Show a few months hence.  Unfortunately,

the Gray Ghost has been stolen and Charles Rolls and Henry Royce may have lost not only the car, but their business.


Sam and Remi Fargo are meeting with a distant relative from the UK, Albert Payton, the 7th Viscount of Wellswick, the current owner of the Gray Ghost.

Sam’s mother set up this meeting, but, Sam has very few details about it and is VERY skeptical.  Being independently wealthy, Sam and Remi often get hit on for money. Fearing the worst, but, willing to meet with Albert, they connect at a car show.

Albert is in the early stages of dementia while his nephew, Oliver, is taking care of Albert’s finances. For no seeming reason, Albert is out of money and Oliver is flummoxed. They will have to sell the Gray Ghost to keep the Viscountcy afloat.

To make a long story short (’cause that’s what I do): Sam and Remi agree to help, the Gray Ghost is stolen once again and the race is on to find who stole the “cursed” automobile, what happened to Albert’s fortune, and to help find a lost treasure (’cause that’s what Sam and Remi do).

To find out what really happens, you will have to read the book.  😉

“The Gray Ghost” is a fantastic read with Sam and Remi travelling the world in search of the car thieves while extricating themselves, and others, from danger. The story bounces between 1906 (via multiple journals written by Jonathon Payton, the 5th Viscount of Wellswick) and today. The action is fast, furious, and fun. Loved it. 🙂

Do they escape the fire at the oil change place?  Ask Fred…..haha

I was curious:

Grey and gray are both accepted in the English language. They refer to a color of a neutral tone between black and white, and can also be used metaphorically to convey gloom and dullness. However, gray is the more popular spelling in the US, while grey reigns supreme in the UK.”



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