14 aprile 1912. Mentre a bordo del Titanic tutti si godono la serata e la musica dell'orchestra, un passeggero del ponte A, sconvolto, costringe sotto la minaccia di una pistola uno steward ad accompagnarlo nella stiva, perché deve recuperare a tutti i costi qualcosa di molto importante, qualcosa da cui sembra dipendere la sua vita...
1988. In un mondo ancora preda della guerra fredda, una task force segreta che risponde direttamente al presidente degli Stati Uniti sta lavorando al misterioso Progetto Siciliano, per mettere a punto un avanzatissimo sistema di difesa antimissilistico, che potrebbe neutralizzare per sempre il pericolo sovietico. Elemento fondamentale per la sua realizzazione è il bizanio, un minerale ormai introvabile in natura. Tutto quello che se ne sa è che il Titanic, nella sua stiva, potrebbe contenerne un quantitativo utile. Ma la nave è sepolta in fondo all'oceano da oltre sessant'anni e nessuno può raggiungerla. Nessuno tranne Dirk Pitt e gli uomini della Numa.
Inizia così un'avventura travolgente, che vede Pitt combattere non solo contro le forze della natura, ma anche contro i servizi segreti sovietici, disposti a tutto pur di impedire agli americani di realizzare l'ambizioso e risolutivo progetto. E quando il celebre relitto verrà individuato, Pitt scoprirà che la sua stiva nasconde più di un segreto...
- ISBN: 8830426784
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 482
I think I was in high school when Kate Winslet stood on the bow of the Titanic and let Leonardo DiCaprio take her in his arms as their doomed love affair began onscreen. I saw not only what the Titanic looked like from its final resting place on the bottom of the sea, but also James Cameron's loving Leggi tutto
Clive Cussler's novel "Raise the Titanic!" screams manliness. Written in 1976, "Raise the Titanic!" was the fourth book to feature Cussler's manly hero, Dirk Pitt. Rugged, taciturn, ex-Navy, knows a lot about boats. Also: charmer with the ladies, who don't really figure much in the book. Women have
The cover blurb really, is not fibbing when it gleefully informs you that this is "Dirk Pitt's greatest adventure!"--for, it truly is. Its a one-of-a-kind conception. A unique reading experience in the annals of all paperback thrillers past, present, and future. It's surprising to realize that this
I decided to read a Dirk Pitt book after noticing that Sahara , a Matthew McConaughy movie I enjoyed a while back, was based on a literary character. I decided to read this book instead of Sahara since I was not familiar with the specific story, but was familiar with the ship. As for this book, it wa Leggi tutto
Each time I'm tempted to laugh at Cussler, I remind myself that back in '75, Titanic wasn't the world's most over-exposed shipwreck (that would happen ten years later). My knowledge of reality vs, Cussler's assumptions aside, this yarn goes well enough until, for some reason, Cussler seems to lose h Leggi tutto
I needed to finish off my evening reading last night with some mental chewing gum and this is what I picked off my shelves. So far so good and easy on the brain after Dostoevski and Sterne. The dialogue is at best functional, but the plot is all in a book like this anyway, and it's a page-turner so
I've always been a fan of the Dirk Pitt novels. I read them when I was in my 20's and loved them. Back then, I would have given all of them 5 stars. Now that I've read far more books in a lot of different genres, I'm more critical. I'm re-reading through these novels, and up to this one have been a
The book that broke Clive Cussler out. We now know, of course, that what was proposed was an impossibility given the state of the ship, but we didn’t know it then. The story I heard years ago was that a copy of manuscript was lying on an editor’s desk and someone walking by saw the title and was int Leggi tutto
Going way back in time and reading some of his earlier books that I never read. Not as good as his later books by far...I would rate this more of a 2.5. I guess he improved his writing as the years went by....
Thoroughly convinced that Clive Cussler has never actually met a real woman before
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