È la metà dell’XI secolo e alcune navi vichinghe stanno approdando alle coste del Nordamerica. È una spedizione che resterà avvolta nella leggenda, come il tesoro dei vichinghi... Quasi mille anni dopo, il viaggio inaugurale nel Mar dei Caraibi di una lussuosa nave da crociera si muta in tragedia per un incendio devastante. I passeggeri sembrano non avere scampo, ma Dirk Pitt, nei paraggi con un’imbarcazione della NUMA, lancia una colossale operazione di salvataggio. Perché i sistemi di sicurezza non hanno funzionato? Si tratta di un sabotaggio per distruggere i rivoluzionari motori della nave? O forse un mistero ancora più arcano si cela dietro l’incredibile affondamento...
- ISBN: 8850249144
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- 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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