Dirk Pitt, direttore dei Progetti Speciali della Numa, si imbatte in un autentico rompicapo: in un'area sperduta dell'oceano Pacifico spariscono nel nulla decine di navi, senza lasciare dietro di sé né relitti né cadaveri. Quando scompare lo Starbuck, avveniristico mezzo subacqueo della marina statunitense, Dirk Pitt ritrova casualmente l'ultimo messaggio del comandante Dupree. Inizia così un'agghiacciante corsa contro il tempo, in lotta con esseri che sembrano arrivare da altri pianeti e con gli abitanti della leggendaria isola di Kanoli.
- ISBN: 8830414255
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 288
- Data di uscita: 27-06-1997
When I was a teenager, I loved the Dirk Pitt adventure stories. But once I went to college, got married, had kids, etc., I lost track of many series that I enjoyed. Now that I'm older and have more time for reading, I'm going back and revisiting many authors and series that I missed. I've read two J Leggi tutto
I've seldom read a book as bad as this. Vraggies. (That's Afrikaans for Truly). Mr Cussler clearly believes in the mystical power of adjectives. His maxim: why lay it on with a trowel when there's a bloody shovel handy? I love mixing my exploration of classics and more serious works with a rich spri Leggi tutto
I will read any book that has the audacity to include an exclamation mark in its title, and Clive Cussler has written several with that distinction. “Pacific Vortex!” was, apparently, Cussler’s first novel he ever wrote featuring his hero Dirk Pitt, but it was the sixth book published. Cussler himse Leggi tutto
This book sucks. I'm sorry, it does. Even Cussler says in the beginning notes that he never really intended for it to get published. But if he did that he'd get a shiny new car, so...yeah, I read it, and it wasn't that good. Do I regret it? No, I've moved on. I'm fine with it. It doesn't bother me.
This book is a mix of author fantasy fulfillment and James Bond. While that can make an entertaining book it can also stretch the limits of believability. Decently fun.
About 30 years ago, a Clive Cussler hardcover was in a bargain bin at Safeway. Not of peak interest, I shelved it. Eventually, I looked his series up, obtained this first volume recently, and am happy I tried it! The result is that I am impressed! How frustrating that, in my towering piles of his ha Leggi tutto
3.5 stars rounded to 4 stars. I love Dirk Pitt novels and I can totally accept the unbelievable as long as it’s fun and entertaining. Kind of like James Bond movies where you know it’s ludicrous but you love it anyway. He is the ladies’s man we can’t help but love despite his arrogance. However, the Leggi tutto
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