Lhasa, 1959: durante la movimentata fuga del Dalai Lama viene rubata la statua di un Buddha in oro e pietre preziose. Un tesoro dal valore inestimabile, poiché simbolo stesso del Tibet libero, ma ancor più per gli antichi documenti che cela al proprio interno. Macao, oggi: nel porto della città cinese arriva un mercantile in disarmo, l'Oregon, per caricare dei fuochi d'artificio. Si tratta in realtà di una nave all'avanguardia, che sotto un guscio arrugginito e fatiscente nasconde vere e proprie meraviglie della tecnologia. L'equipaggio, agli ordini dell'enigmatico capitano Cabrillo, è formato da uomini e donne altamente addestrati, quasi tutti provenienti dai corpi speciali dell'esercito americano. Una squadra di mercenari eccezionale quanto la missione che le è stata affidata: recuperare la statua, riapparsa nelle mani di un oscuro collezionista, e riportarla nel suo luogo d'origine, per onorare la promessa fatta da un vecchio agente della CIA al padre spirituale dei tibetani. Ma soprattutto perché il contenuto della statua ha un ruolo chiave nei troppi interessi in gioco sotto il gelido Tetto del mondo...
- ISBN: 8830422193
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 468
If you take a look at the cover of this book, Clive Cussler's name is clearly the focus of the page, but the words inside are, for the most part, certainly not his words. I know the recent trend of some authors is to allow their names to be used as a launch pad for young and upcoming writers (a la C Leggi tutto
I just didn’t enjoy this. Don’t get me wrong, I can tell Cussler knows how to weave a plot, it’s just not one I want to unravel. My favorite part of the book is the fact that this super equipped, awesome-sauce ship is disguised to look like a pile of crap. Unfortunately, a small curiosity is not eno Leggi tutto
A group of well financed mercenaries, a boat that looks like a wreck but contains high tech defensive and offensive systems and can travel 70 knots a Golden Buddha that weighs 696 pounds of solid gold, a crooked art dealer, two egotistical billionaires and a standoff between the Russians and the Chi Leggi tutto
This was my first Clive Cussler book and I chose it because I needed an audio book both my hubby and I could listen to and enjoy. Normally we choose a Tom Clancy book, but all the ones available from the library were to long. We enjoyed this story and loved the twists and turns of the plot. The men
Another great Clive Cussler series begins with “Golden Buddha” , first novel from the Oregon Files. He weaves together Tibet, Russia, Putin, China, the Dali Lama with a double-crossing art dealer, a newly rich former Macao thug and drug runner named Ho, and a spoiled billionaire software from SF. Th Leggi tutto
I liked the complicated cons the crew of the Oregon pulled with elaborate costumes and disguises. Seemed more like a troup of actors than mercenaries. However these guys are mercenaries working for profit though usually working towards a worthy goal. They just work "at any cost" to get their objecti Leggi tutto
A decent story, but excessive profanity and some crude allusions messed this up for me.
Good God this book was awful. A trend that I notice when people review books that they don’t like (and I’m guilty of this as well) is that they’ll state “(Author’s Name) could NOT have possibly written this book!....”. The sentiment being that the reviewer has read previous offerings by the author t Leggi tutto
Cussler is one of the few authors who have NEVER disappointed me and I buy his books day of release without fail. I even liked his collaborations with Dirgo as it always seemed to me to be a Cussler book, UNTIL NOW. I totally agree with the reviewer who wrote that the book just died. Reading about t Leggi tutto
This was a good book without being a great book. Being the first book in the series it was a good introduction to the many characters that make up the Corporation. It was interesting how the author tried to weave a real situation into the plot line, i.e. The Dalai Lama being in exile. It has caught
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