Oceano Artico, 1848.La Erebusè bloccata dai ghiacci, come già la sua compagna, la Terror. La spedizione guidata da sir John Franklin è fallita, ma il particolare più terribile è che, nelle ultime settimane prima della fine, l'equipaggio è caduto preda di una sorta di follia, che ha spinto gli uomini ad atti di insensata crudeltà. Oceano Artico, 2011. Dirk junior e Summer, i due figli gemelli di Dirk Pitt, sono impegnati in una serie di rilevazioni oceanografiche per conto della NUMA, quando si imbattono in una nave alla deriva. I marinai a bordo sono morti. Nessun segno di lotta né di scontro. E non è la prima volta che questo accade, tanto che già tra i locali si diffondono leggende sulle morti misteriose. E sembra che ci sia davvero qualcosa di molto strano nella zona, visto che si verificano anche alcuni incidenti navali nelle acque al confine tra Stati Uniti e Canada. Disastri imprevisti che rischiano di portare i due paesi sull'orlo di un conflitto, proprio in un momento in cui la situazione interna degli Stati Uniti è drammatica, a causa di una terribile crisi energetica?
- ISBN: 8830427519
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 505
At 515 pages, this story was stretched out way too much to keep my interest. Not a good thing. It would have been better pared down to maybe 350 pages. This was another example of Cussler's later books being co-written and not nearly as good as his earlier books where he was the sole author. I was re Leggi tutto
Clive Cussler has penned a life's work of novels about Dirk Pitt and NUMA. Most of the novels start the same way. Cussler tells a tale about some ancient well known historical disaster, or made up disaster, then ties a modern day search to find something in connection with the past. The earlier novel Leggi tutto
4 Stars for Artic Drift (Dirk Pitt #20) (audiobook) by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler read by Scott Brick. Another great adventure. I really enjoy Scott Brick’s narration.
Artic Drift by Clive Cussler & Dirk Cussler Cussler’s books are like my favorite maple glazed donuts, tasty not filling but oh so delicious. Global warming and unrestrained greed are addressed in this Dirk Pitt and kids book. Cussler always does a terrific hook at the beginning of each book. He sets Leggi tutto
I pulled a mental ‘uh-oh’ when the preface to this novel retold the story of Franklin’s 1848 Arctic expedition in the ships ‘Terror’ and ‘Erebus.’ I had just finished Dan Simmons “The Terror” and not sure I wanted to revisit this subject right away. I should have known Clive wouldn’t let that happen Leggi tutto
Our story begins in the nineteenth century, as two sailing ships, the Erebus and Terror, battle frigid temperatures, starvation, scurvy and a strange madness that besets the men as they struggle to breach the cold Northwest Passage. Eventually, the two vessels separate with the pack ice and open wat Leggi tutto
I have always been a sucker for Clive Cussler's books and I don't think I'll ever stop reading his books. Clean, pure adventure is how I can describe it. The adventure plus the positive note that his books always end in is what I look for whenever I pick up one of his books. The 'Arctic Drift' was a Leggi tutto
I had forgotten just how quickly Cussler draws you into a story and then keeps hold of you until the last page. There is nearly always a historical link at the start of these books and in this case it is the ill-fated Franklin expedition to find The North West Passage. I have no idea when a document Leggi tutto
This is my first Clive Cussler novel, and was recommended to me by my uncle. Though I'm not sure how others in the series compares, I found this novel to be very quickly paced and a page-turner. You have a 160 year old tale of a ship that gets mysteriously lost at sea, and stories of how the shipmat Leggi tutto
In Clive Cussler's newest Dirk Pitt novel, Arctic Drift , Global Warming is happening all over. Gas prices have hit ten dollars a gallon and the year is 2011. It seems a cure to global warming is impossible. But when a breakthrough to reverse global warming has been found, the lab that holds the ke
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