Agosto 1945: un bombardiere americano sta volando verso il Giappone. Un solitario caccia nipponico lo intercetta e lo abbatte. L'aereo si inabissa nel Pacifico e con esso il suo carico micidiale... Ottobre 1993: il Giappone, risorto dalle ceneri della sconfitta, è diventato la più grande potenza economica mondiale. Ma un'organizzazione clandestina di finanzieri cerca vendetta, vuole il potere assoluto sul mondo occidentale, ed è disposta a terrorizzare e a uccidere, usando la stessa arma dell'antico "nemico": la bomba atomica. Lo scontro tra potenze si trasforma in un duello senza tregua tra spie, sicari e moderni samurai. Pochi uomini sono in grado di affrontare una simile sfida, da cui può dipendere la libertà del mondo intero. Pochi uomini, anzi uno solo: Dirk Pitt.
- ISBN: 8830410012
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 528
Ahhh, the good old days when Japan, Inc. was going to take over the world. In 1945, not just two, but more like five atomic bombs were sent to Japan, but only two actually made it to their ultimate goal. In more modern times, a Japanese billionaire megalomaniac has located one of these bombs and has Leggi tutto
This is the same comment for all the Dirk Pitt books: Great set of books, I had to stagger these books into my reading rotation since they are so similar. Dirk Series Book in less then 50 words. (introduction to bad guy, introduction to hot chick, introduction to Dirk, Dirk gets in impossible dangerou Leggi tutto
Pacific Ocean, 1993. A Norwegian vessel heading out to sea comes upon a seemingly abandoned Japanese Cargo ship. Before searching for the crew, they send a party aboard to check for anyone remaining on board, thinking to lay claim to the cargo. Slightly further along, a British vessel floats, the la Leggi tutto
In typical Clive Cussler / Dirk Pitt fashion the book opens with action and it doesn't slow down until the book is over. As usual, Dirk is the ideal hero. He can do no wrong, escapes every incredible situation, and saves the day. He's an action hero in typical Indiana Jones/John McClane/Jack Ryan/Ja Leggi tutto
When I read last week that Clive Cussler died, I recalled I'd read some novel of his years and years ago (best guess about 2002, possibly early 90's) and enjoyed it for what it was, a decent fantasy adventure story. Last week I looked on GR for a familiar title and cover and nothing rang a bell, but Leggi tutto
This was a fun book to revisit. I still remember the shock I felt at the end of the book the first time I read it; had the author done things differently, it would have made a great cliff-hanger of an ending and ‘forced’ readers and fans of the series to buy the next book post-haste. As it was, I st Leggi tutto
The Cold War seems to be winding down, but a new economic war appears to be on the horizon with the added element of nuclear blackmail. Dragon is the tenth book of Clive Cussler’s Dirk Pitt series as the titular hero finds himself sucked into a espionage war between the U.S. and fanatical ultranatio Leggi tutto
Back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, when the Cold War was winding down, you would sometimes see bumper stickers that said things like, "We're not going to be nuked by Russia. We're going to be evicted by Japan." That is the plot of this novel. Actually it also involves Japan nuking the US, or tryi Leggi tutto
I don't entirely agree with those that say the book was farfetched. In fact, I found the story to be well researched. But everyone wants to believe what they want to believe. Cussler's message in this book is uncomfortable. His message says Japan is not an ally, a friend or anywhere near. There are
This was my first Clive Cussler book, My husband is a huge fan and has read most of them. I finally agreed that I'd read one and snagged this out of the pile. What we have is an action adventure novel with an aloof superhero type guy by the name of Dirk Pitt and his comedic sidekick Al Giordino. The Leggi tutto
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