All'inizio degli anni '90 la dottoressa Francesca Cabral, che sta studiando un rivoluzionario sistema di desalinizzazione per far fronte all'ormai prossimo esaurimento delle riserve idriche del pianeta, scompare senza lasciare traccia. Dieci anni dopo, mentre il comandante della National Underwater and Marine Agency, Kurt Austin, al largo della costa americana, indaga sullo strano ritrovamento di un branco di balene morte, un'altra squadra della NUMA si trova in Sud America sulle tracce di una tribù perduta e di una leggendaria dea bianca che conosce il segreto dell'acqua. È l'inizio di un'avventura la cui posta in gioco è il controllo mondiale dell'acqua: quell'oro blu che una donna misteriosamente scomparsa voleva regalare ai popoli della Terra...
- ISBN: 8850241976
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 376
A good story, plenty of action...but a bit too many bizarre analogies. EDIT: I enjoyed this more the second time around.
This is the only Cussler I've read, so maybe it's a bad sampling, but bottom line, Cussler has too much tell and not enough show in his writing. You could make a great drinking game out of taking a shot for every explained simile/analogy. His heroes are too perfect and his villains are... also prett Leggi tutto
Not the best Cussler I've read, but not bad. The adventure was good & the plot OK. Just typical fun read, or in this case listing to, to pass time while driving around town on various errands. I gave it 4* because of David Purdham's masterful narration.
Clive Cussler once had my attention. His books were well-researched, he seemed to understand a great deal about geology, archaeology, etc. and the first few Dirk Pitt novels I read were outstanding. Over the years, his books have slowly lost their appeal to me. They seem to grown in absurdity and uni Leggi tutto
Currently reading. I've read Cussler's books since I was a teenager. It was a habit I obtained from my father. I was fairly certain I had read all of them (except for the most recent two), but I came across this one at the Niantic Book Barn. All of Cussler's stories are pretty much the same: 1) Some f Leggi tutto
I've never read Cussler, but I really enjoyed the movie version of his book Sahara , and this NUMA Files tale was no less exciting. Nor does it star Dirk Pitt. To begin, Dr. Francesca Cabral has discovered a process that can cheaply and efficiently desalinate water, and is on her way to the UN to pres Leggi tutto
" Gamay furrowed her brow as she examined the flat, round object. 'A mirror? It appears that vanity is not confined to women.'" "Zavala had a deserved reputation as a ladies man, so his ears perked up at the mention of a woman." "The old ring aficionados used to say that a good big man can beat a good Leggi tutto
The book is based on a scary concept of privatization that you hope never becomes reality. it shows how vulnerable the world could be to the greed, power and wealth of a few individuals or corporations seeking control of something we all consider to belong to the world. It is a fast paced race betwe Leggi tutto
Sometimes I just need to read these mindless predictable books.
I have been tempted to create a shelf for hysterically stupid fiction. Blue Gold would qualify, as would most all of Cussler. I still read the occasional book in these various series: Dirk Pitt, NUMA, Oregon Files and the Fargos because they are amusing escapist fun. I’m glad this one was abridged. Leggi tutto
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