Isola di Bioko, Guinea equatoriale, un paese ricco di petrolio e devastato dalla guerra civile. Due uomini avanzano a fatica nella giungla, due uomini che non sanno se possono fidarsi l'uno dell'altro, ma non hanno scelta.
Uno è padre Willy, missionario cattolico, l'altro è Nicolas Marten, inviato in missione segreta dal presidente degli Stati Uniti. Padre Willy ha delle foto compromettenti da mostrare a Marten, foto dalle quali appare chiaro un coinvolgimento nella guerra civile di un'agenzia di sicurezza privata americana, assunta dalla compagnia petrolifera Striker per proteggere i suoi uomini. Il tempo di mostrare le foto e distruggerle e padre Willy cade vittima di un'imboscata. Marten rimane solo con i suoi dubbi: padre Willy diceva la verità? Dov'è la memory card con le foto originali? Ma se Marten non ha in mano nulla, non la pensano così gli uomini che sono già sulle sue tracce, disposti a tutto pur di impedirgli di conoscere la verità.
- ISBN: 8830428140
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 456
The Hadrian Memorandum, excellent read. Everything stopped in my household as I read the continuation story of Nick Martin, aka John prior LAPD detective. Nick has received a call from his friend, the President of the USA, to go to an African nation, undercover as a landscaper. Nick is a landscaper f Leggi tutto
A great followup to The Machiavelli Covenant and The Exile. An enjoyable trilogy with lots of action without the feeling of trying to fit too much in. Folsom's novels flow easily and the characters are well defined. This was a complicated read, but the author very smartly refreshed vital points alon Leggi tutto
Nicholas Marten, a landscape architect with a hidden past as an L.A. Police Detective, becomes involved in a misadventure in Equatorial Guinea that throws him headlong into tribal rebellion as well as murder and intrigue involving global oil interests, and possible international conflict, embroiling Leggi tutto
I stayed up way too late to finish it, which is definitely a good sign! It's a good thriller, with a great slow build up to an exciting chase, the usual fun. Unfortunately, like most thrillers, I was disapointed with the ending, though that's not the author's fault - when a whole book is suspenseful Leggi tutto
A very complex and well written thriller. With as many twists and turns that this one takes it will serve the reader well to pay close attention to all of the action and who is playing for what team. The main character is actually Nicholas Marten of whom two books have been written previously. Stran Leggi tutto
Wow. I have never read a book with a format like this (the story being told hour by hour, sometimes minute by minute) and if I can find more that are anything like the Hadrian Memorandum it will not be my last. This really was a book that I had a hard time putting down. At one point I just wanted it Leggi tutto
This is the third Allan Folsum book that I have read. I really enjoyed the Day after Tomorrow (4.5 stars) and liked Day of Confession (4 stars). As I was reading this book, I wondered what had happened - was this written by the same author? I was thinking that this was a 2 star book. Thankfully, the Leggi tutto
Nicholas Marten, a landscape architect from Manchester, England, starts the book meeting a priest who reluctantly gives him information revealing that an oil corporation is arming rebels in Equatorial Guinea. Before they can return to the priest's village, they are intercepted by the Army, and Marte Leggi tutto
This is a book full of action and intrigue. It follows the exploits of Nicholas Marten, who is supposed to be a landscape architect, but has a background in law enforcement to East New Guinea to investigate what is going on there. He of course discovers some nasty things that lead to him being chase Leggi tutto
het boek begon spannend maar op het bleef niet echt spannend. het was ook niet wat ik er van verwachte. maar zeker wel de moeite van het lezen waard.
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