Giugno 1035. In un luogo imprecisato dell'America settentrionale, una colonia vichinga viene spazzata via dai nativi americani, ma i superstiti riescono a nascondere in una caverna alcune navi colme di tesori. Luglio 2003, mar dei Caraibi. Durante il suo viaggio inaugurale, la Emerald Dolphin, una lussuosa nave da crociera dai rivoluzionari motori a propulsione idrica, prende improvvisamente fuoco; inspiegabilmente gli impianti di allarme non entrano in funzione, perciò, in poco meno di due ore, la nave cola a picco. In soccorso dei passeggeri giunge la Deep Encounter della NUMA, comandata da Dirk Pitt, il quale comincia ad indagare sulle cause dell'incidente.
- ISBN: 8830419699
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 538
This book started out all right, on a three-star level. There was a lot of action which kept me interested. Pitt saved the day, and then... he did it again. And again. And again. It was just too much, and it grew more unlikely with every time. Furthermore, the story is packed with gorgeous, frighten Leggi tutto
My first Cussler book, and it will be my last. Before anyone sends me a nasty-gram about this review, remember, I'm not taking away your right to enjoy this book, it's just that I didn't. Dirk Pitt is just a little too much, don't you think? I mean, your ancient rare plane isn't showing up for your
Oh dear, where to start? Perhaps the fact that the highlight of the stupendous, mega-cruise ship was the stupendous, fantastic, indoor shopping mall, whose loss Cussler keeps bemoaning? Would that be petty? There's clearly a market for this stupidity, as this was Dirk Pitt TM No. 16 and I see in the w Leggi tutto
I enjoyed this book a lot for being a thriller and an action adventure but its use of Vikings in the plot proved to be a bit of 'all talk and no substance'. The very first chapter is about Vikings settling and discovering North America but not an event that has a happy ending. The rest of the story f Leggi tutto
This is one of the best organized of the clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt series, that reaches across centuries to create a fiction that is incredibly beleiveable. The book pulls on history, old fiction, old mysteries, science, science ficition and adventure to create an unforgetable novel that leaves you
This was my second Clive Cussler book to read. Cussler is a master of the historical novel. He tied the Vikings and Captain Nemo to a modern-day power play of a truly evil corporate leader. This was layered with many twists and turns, and never relaxed its grip on you until THE END. Even the ending
Sarebbe dovuta essere l'ultima avventura di Dirk Pitt, che si ricollega a Vortice. E invece c'è un bel colpo di scena finale, anzi doppio direi. ;)
Dirk Pitt, man...he's ruggedly handsome, mild-mannered, smart, clever, witty, selfless, and so many other things. He saves the day about FIVE TIMES in this book alone. He lives in a hangar by himself and collects antique airplanes and cars...cool. He's dashing and charming all of these other things. Leggi tutto
I really don't understand how everyone drools over Cussler so much. Dirk Pitt is an asshole, and the entire thing just seems like one big Cussler Love fest. He's far too into himself for my tastes... I mean... Writing yourself into your own novels? Come on. Try a James Rollins book. Much better acti Leggi tutto
Rather enjoyed this one, although Mr Cussler turns up again in a cameo. There are some rather good adventurous happenenings in this book, followed by some rather eye popping clunks and wobbles where science fiction is rather over egged. Fun and funny - probably for the wrong reasons.
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