L'esplosione che ha distrutto la Galleria Kensington del British Museum sembra non avere spiegazioni. Le ultime immagini delle telecamere di sorveglianza mostrano una sfera di luce che, entrando in contatto con un antico manufatto, innesta una reazione devastante. Nessuno riesce a capire cosa abbia scatenato quel bizzarro fenomeno naturale, eppure Safia al-Maaz, la brillante curatrice della collezione araba, scopre tra le macerie un oggetto sorprendente, rimasto nascosto per millenni, un cuore di ferro con inciso un nome leggendario: Ubar, la città perduta della regina di Saba... Anche Painter Crowe, agente segreto della Sigma, partecipa alle indagini per individuare l'origine dell'esplosione. Ma quella che sembra un'affascinante sfida scientifica diventa improvvisamente una missione mortale quando una misteriosa organizzazione tenta d'impadronirsi del cuore di ferro: perché quell'oggetto è il primo indizio che conduce a un'immensa fonte d'energia, forse proprio la causa della scomparsa di Ubar, l'Atlantide del deserto, che secondo le leggende è stata sepolta da un'imponente tempesta di sabbia? Da Londra al golfo Persico, da Washington al deserto arabo, Painter e Safia dovranno affrontare non solo gli enigmi e i misteri del passato, ma anche un nemico implacabile, in una corsa contro il tempo per scongiurare una catastrofe senza precedenti.
- ISBN: 8842914975
- Casa Editrice: Nord
- Pagine: 542
Sandstorm started out in London with a literal bang and ended with a storm of supposedly epic proportions in an ancient desert city. But by the time it did, I didn't care anymore. All I saw was a swirly world of sand, glass, and static electricity populated by cardboard characters. The good ones wou Leggi tutto
Sandstorm is the first Sigma Force novel written by James Rollins. I've seen his name around many times in the past, and years ago, I devoured a bunch of these types of novels... for some reason, I hadn't picked up his. Now that I'm back in the mood for archaeological thrillers with elements of natu Leggi tutto
Well, if you're going to have insomnia, this is one heck of a book to have handy. It took me a long time to finish this book because I had so many irons in the fire towards the end of last year. I am so glad that I did pick it up now, because it turned out to be a very rewarding read. Just a few of D Leggi tutto
This is the first of James Rollins's "Sigma Force" novels. This is different than most of the books that are in my book list, quite different in some cases. It's basically an action movie in book form, but it's a good one, like Indiana Jones style. And Rollins seems to know that it's that kind of ad Leggi tutto
Not nearly as good as I expected..., I read & loved Map of Bones, Rollins most recent release, so I picked up this book thinking it would be just as good. I moved backwards to this predecessor because I had not heard of Rollins before. Mistake! I cannot start a book & not finish it & I don't like to r Leggi tutto
লন্ডন মিউজিয়ামে বিস্ফোরণ দিয়ে বইয়ের শুরু। এই বিস্ফোরণের মাধ্যমে অনেকগুলা ঘটনা ঘটার চেইন রি-অ্যাকশনের সূত্রপাত। তারপর একের পর এক রহস্য আর অনেকগুলো প্রশ্নের উদ্ভব। সেসব প্রশ্নের উত্তর আর হারিয়ে যাওয়া শহর উবারের সন্ধানে ওমানে পাড়ি জমাল সিগমা ফোর্স টিম, লেডী কারা কেনসিংটন, সুন্দরী এবং বিদূষী ড. সা Leggi tutto
Here's the thing about James Rollins - his books are utterly predictable and he is just unable to create any type of suspense or intrigue. I've read multiple Rollins books and they are all pretty much the same. They are the epitome of the books that you see on endcaps at your local pharmacy or groce Leggi tutto
The first Sigma Force Novel. A freak explosion in the Meuseum of Natural History in London sets off a chain reaction of events. A race to find out what caused the explosion and find the source begins, with deadly consequences for the civilized world. Painter Crow, hardened CIA operative takes a job
Yahhhhh loved it, 4* read, t'rrific Harry! :) It's all there, has the right formulae for a good read & glad I finally got around to this series. Starts with a BANG, a mystery evolves, scientists & government agencies come to the fore as the lead protagonists, many with obvious sterotypical flaws which Leggi tutto
The different settings were great, but this felt overall too long and the characters were kinda flat.
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