1910. Sul transatlantico britannico Mauretania, partito dall’Inghilterra e diretto verso gli Stati Uniti, viaggiano due scienziati europei artefici di una sensazionale scoperta, che nascondono nel timore di vederla cadere nelle mani sbagliate.
A conferma delle loro peggiori paure, durante il viaggio i due rischiano di essere rapiti, ma l’intervento provvidenziale dell’intrepido capo della Van Dorn Detective Agency in persona, Isaac Bell, li salva.
Gli assalitori però non si danno per vinti, e in un secondo attacco uno dei due scienziati perde tragicamente la vita.
In che cosa consiste davvero la loro scoperta? E se fosse la chiave per rivoluzionare l’economia, la cultura e forse qualcosa di ancora più importante?
Isaac Bell si ritroverà coinvolto in una schermaglia letale contro un agente segreto senza scrupoli che non si fermerà davanti a niente pur di fornire ai tedeschi un vantaggio nella strada che porterà alla guerra.
Il detective dovrà scoprire l’identità e gli obiettivi di quest’uomo nel disperato tentativo di fermarne l’opera. Ma potrebbe essere già troppo tardi...
- ISBN: 8830448818
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 368
Another very enjoyable Isaac Bell story, can't wait to read the next one!
I always have a prejudicial concern when I find a book credited to two authors, one of whom is very well known and the other is (to me, at least) completely unknown. Despite that, I was happy to find a new book by Clive Cussler on the library’s “new book” shelf, because Clive Cussler is always good Leggi tutto
Book 5 in the Isaac Bell series, this time Isaac is sworn to protect an inventor and his machine which may change motion pictures forever, in the process, Isaac investigates a movie studio which may not be all it appears to be. My only criticism of this Bell adventure is that the epilogue felt tacked Leggi tutto
I really enjoyed the first three novels in the Isaac Bell series, especially The Wrecker , however, the last two have fallen somewhat short. In this outing, Bell is on the trail of a German ex-army officer nicknamed The Akrobat . Bell first encounters him on board The Mauretania while returning from E Leggi tutto
Good, but not as great as the other series by Clive Cussler.
This novel is co-authored by a Cussler minion, Justin Scott, and there is a lot that is interesting and accurate about it. It provides a window into the life of the well-to-do in the first decade of the 20th century. Among the treats are a detailed description of a trans-Atlantic steamship voyage; d Leggi tutto
I have enjoyed this series up until this title. Unfortunately I felt this one was not up to scratch. My biggest concern was the main plotline. Without giving anything away, I didn't believe the stakes justified the ruthless bloodshed and international carnage for it's acquisition. Similarly I am not Leggi tutto
“The Thief”, the fifth Isaac Bell book, but the fourth one I’ve read, as I skipped “The Spy”. I thought “The Race”, the fourth book, was my least favorite of the series, but that dubious honor now goes to “The Thief”. All in all, I thought the book lacked suspense. I see a lot of reviewers lauding t Leggi tutto
Dull, totally unbelievable, one of the only books I've not finished!
Another fast-paced, action adventure with Isaac Bell. I really enjoy Isaac Bell, he is such a good character and I love reading about his cases. I liked how this one was set around the new moving picture industry and how to make talking pictures.
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