Un misterioso reperto che nasconde un antico segreto e una lettera lasciata da un conquistatore spagnolo sono gli unici indizi per raggiungere una città sepolta: la città «tutta d'oro» di Uaxuanoc. A Jemmy Whale, un uomo qualunque dall'esistenza assolutamente normale, ma erede dei due oggetti, accade così di trovarsi di colpo tra le rovine dei siti maya, catapultato dalla sua tranquilla fattoria nel Devon nelle foreste dello Yucatàn, dove tutto può accadere e dove Jemmy scoprirà di essere un uomo coraggioso, disposto a difendere contro tutto e tutti la donna che ha cominciato ad amare e pronto a salvare la preziosa eredità che Uaxuanoc ha serbato per i posteri.
- ISBN: 8850214626
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 312
The Vivero Letter is a thriller very much of its time (1968): contained violence, purely decorative female characters, no sex, a low body count, and small stakes for the world (though large enough for the direct participants). Jeremy Wheale, author Bagley's everyman hero, is a London accountant whose Leggi tutto
First of all, let me clear something: Reading value: 3 stars Emotional value: 5 stars This little gem was one of the first books that I bought with my OWN money as a kid. All of you who as kids, saved pennies, smashed piggy banks or did something of short, know the feeling I'm talking about! Back then I Leggi tutto
An enjoyable action/ adventure story, just enough character description, and an interesting setting. The central character was refreshingly chaste, which I liked.
Jeremy Wheale an accountant by profession has a nasty surprise when he found his brother murdered at his farm house at Totnes. The object of his murder is a family heirloom unknown to him belongs to the de Vivero family. Suddenly, two prominent archeologists Fallon and Halstead are at his doorstep i Leggi tutto
Yet another of Bagley kind of impossible thrillers...The main character hails from Devon, South of England, the author connects his forefathers to the battles with Spanish Armada and through that to the Mexican tropical forests where Mayan treasures are buried. And he has to team up with professiona Leggi tutto
If you wanted to be critical, you could say that the high-tension last three chapters of Bagley’s fifth novel combines elements of ‘Wyatt’s Hurricane’ and ‘Landslide’, but - damnit - ‘The Vivero Letter’ is flat-our entertaining and his most action-packed since ‘High Citadel’. Interestingly, as amped Leggi tutto
An easy action thriller, implausible but nevertheless enjoyable and I am sure the detail about the Maya is pretty accurate. The author doesn't go much into the characters themselves but deep enough to like the main ones and dislike the bad ones, it is like other Bagley books, a good honest story to e Leggi tutto
As all Desmond Bagley novels go, The Vivero Letter is rich in nail biters and some very useful information about a lot of not so common things. It keeps you guessing throughout the pages so you cannot simply put it down. The book has a beautiful flow and a rich vocabulary
Super spannend, goed verhaal
This is the only book by Bagley I’ve read. It was fairly slow in places, but interesting enough to keep me going to the end.
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