Incidenti inspiegabili colpiscono da mesi i treni della Southern Pacific Railroad, senza rivendicazioni né un disegno preciso, almeno all’apparenza, e il proprietario della compagnia non sa come salvare i suoi uomini e la sua ferrovia. Lungo binari e traversine non corrono solo uomini e merci, corrono idee e soprattutto speranze per il mondo nuovo che si sta costruendo: per la giovane America dei primi del Novecento la ferrovia è un muscolo teso, pronto a spiccare il balzo verso Ovest, verso il futuro. Ma c’è qualcuno che vuole bloccare il progresso, e per farlo è disposto a tutto, anche a uccidere. C’è una sola persona in grado di venire a capo del mistero, ed è Isaac Bell, il miglior agente della famosa agenzia investigativa Van Dorn. Bell scopre che dietro gli attentati c’è un uomo misterioso, che si fa chiamare il Sabotatore e che recluta i suoi complici nei bassifondi della società, per poi ucciderli dopo gli attentati. Ma perché? Qual è il suo misterioso e terribile progetto di morte? E soprattutto, chi è il Sabotatore? Bell ha poco tempo per risolvere il mistero, perché a rischio non c’è più solo la ferrovia, ma il futuro stesso dell’America...
- ISBN: 8830437190
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 464
Each time I read a Cussler, I’m reminded why I’ve always loved his stories! The fast pace, the action, the unpredictability – the sheer entertainment! The Wrecker was all of that and more. Set in 1907 as the new rail line continued to be built across the US while they struggled to stop the sabotage Leggi tutto
It took me a whole month to finish this book and I usually finish about a book on average in a week so I was frustrated reading this book but I tried not to let that influence my rating. My first impression was, "Wow, these guys know a lot about 1907 America." I always have more respect for the hist Leggi tutto
The second of the Isaac Bell novels, and the first where Cussler has a co-author for this series. Isaac Bell and the Van Dorn Detective Agency are back, this time chasing after someone who is deliberating sabotaging the Southern Pacific Railroad's expansion efforts into Oregon. Yes, this book is set Leggi tutto
What can I say? I love my Cussler's. They are one of my secret pleasures in life. As much as loved NUMA, Dirk Pitt, and friends, I now find my self attached to his new train series and Van Dorn detective, Issac Bell. The Wrecker is an excellent follow-up to The Chase. We follow Issac and fellow dete Leggi tutto
Very enjoyable, I’m still a fan of Cussler and can’t wait to read more!
Clive Cussler is writing books with collaborators these days, but it hasn't affected the quality of the stories. As much as I like the Dirk Pitt books, this series is in some ways even better. Cussler and his writing partners really bring the early 1900's to life on the page in a way that is totally Leggi tutto
This is truly an awesome story, never boring, and although it's long it holds the reader's attention to the very last sentence. The writintg is extremely vivid, which is Cussler's typical style. I never once thought that Cussler was going in to too much detail. I never had to ponder what the connect Leggi tutto
The story had an intense plot that keeps the reader interested at all times. The only thing that was slightly negative was that the author does not always explain the thought process of the main character which leads to a little confusion in events. I would recommend this book because it shows the a Leggi tutto
Crashing the Railroad Barons 2 November 2018 A part of me feels a little sorry for Clive Cussler. I remember that a while back they released a movie based on one of his novels, [Book: Sahara] and it flopped so badly that I don’t think they have ever considered doing a similar thing with any of his ot Leggi tutto
This was such a bad book that half of the time I didn't quite get what was going on and the other half I didn't care. The characters are not bidimensional... they are unidimensional. Enough to say that by the end of the book the Wrecker's motivation is at the very best "fuzzy." Accomplices are throw Leggi tutto
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