Maggio 1914: nella stessa notte un treno diretto a New York precipita da un ponte danneggiato a causa di un tornado e una nave di lusso, la "Empress of Ireland", affonda nella acque del fiume San Lorenzo. Una disgraziata coincidenza? Non proprio perché sul treno e sulla nave c'erano due uomini, un americano e un inglese che avevano con sé un documento di inestimabile valore... Febbraio 1989: gli Stati Uniti, sull'orlo della più grave crisi energetica mai affrontata, sono minacciati da un gruppo di terroristi canadesi che vogliono rovesciarne il governo. E l'unica speranza di salvezza giace da più di mezzo secolo sul fondo limaccioso di un gelido fiume...
- ISBN: 8830416037
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 482
The early Dirk Pitt adventures are always quite enjoyable slightly dated fun, though for some reason I couldn't really connect with the plot on this one. This time Pitt must try and rescue a long lost treaty signed prior to the First World War. One having plunged into the Hudson River on an express tr Leggi tutto
Night Probe! by Clive Cussler Genres; Action/Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Suspense 4 Stars Published April 1st 1982 by Bantam Book I admit it. I oftentimes buy my books at flea markets and yard sells. What is awesome is when the wife is dumping her husbands book collection. Talk about a gold mine for an a Leggi tutto
So, I’m berating myself that I have only recently discovered the joys of reading Clive Cussler. Seriously, Clive, where have you been all my life? “Night Probe!” is the third Cussler novel I have ever read, and it’s the sixth to feature his beloved action hero, Dirk Pitt. It’s clear to me now why so Leggi tutto
In the days of WWI, Britain is desperate, and signs a mysterious treaty with the USA. The ship carrying the treaty across the Atlantic. Years later, a reference to the mysterious treaty is found. Britain starts killing off anyone who might know about it. Dirk Pitt gets involved, as a treaty may be in Leggi tutto
Despite being a bit dated in parts, this is still a fun book to read. It moves at a pretty good pace from start to finish; it still holds my interest throughout the entire story. (view spoiler) [I liked the author's referencing James Bond throughout the book (including having his name changed to 'Brian Shaw' and re (hide spoiler)] Leggi tutto
I think this book in the series (#6) is where Cussler really begins to hit his stride in terms of writing an action packed, suspenseful drama. Right from the start it was one of those storied where I just had to keep reading to find out what happened next. Despite enjoying this book most of the way t Leggi tutto
Not one of my favorites, but do still love these books
Looking forward to the next in the Dirk Pitt series, another excellent and fact filled read!
In May 1914 two couriers disappear in twin disasters taking the only two copies of the North American Treaty with them. The governments of the United States and Great Britain order a cover up so it is as if the treaty never existed. In February 1989 Heidi Milligan, a stunningly beautiful (of course) Leggi tutto
I've read all of the Dirk Pitt books (except perhaps some of the newest ones) and this definitely ranks as one of my favorites. In my opinion, Night Probe (pub. 1981) is the best of Dirk Pitt's earlier novel and byy earlier, I mean before books set before Treasure... for no particular reason except I Leggi tutto
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