Un gruppo di individui, vestiti da monaci, fa irruzione nella cattedrale di Colonia durante la celebrazione di una messa solenne, uccide tutti i presenti e s'impadronisce delle reliquie custodite in un sarcofago sotto l'altare: le ossa dei re Magi. Per il segretario di Stato vaticano non ci sono dubbi: quella strage è un attacco al cuore della Cristianità e i suoi responsabili vanno fermati prima che altri spaventosi sacrilegi siano compiuti. Ma nessuna forza di polizia ufficiale può risolvere un caso tanto cruento e apparentemente incomprensibile, e infatti il Vaticano incarica delle indagini monsignor Veroni, agente del servizio segreto della Santa Sede, e sua nipote Sara, tenente dei carabinieri esperta nei furti di oggetti sacri...
- ISBN: 8842914150
- Casa Editrice: Nord
- Pagine: 506
This is an action adventure tale, combining both ancient secret societies, a la Dan Brown and other secret societies, a la...well... Ian Fleming. Sigma is the good guy crew here, led by Grayson Pierce, this book's version of 007, ably assisted by his trusted buddy Monk and the relative newbie Kat. I Leggi tutto
4.0 stars. Second in the Sigma Force series (after Sandstorm ), I can now see that this is going to be a great series. These books are incredibly quick reads with fast, well thought out plots. Even though they are quick reads, don't think there is no detail as James Rollins is a research fanatic and Leggi tutto
This is the first book by James Rollins that I was going to read, then I learned that there was a series, so I read the first book, "Sandstorm", first and then returned to this. You don't really HAVE to read the first two books in any order I think because there is little that is actually spoiled in Leggi tutto
4,75 stars - ☘️☘️☘️- 4,75 sterren - Nederlandse paperback - 🌹🌹🌹 Quote uit het boek : in die periode zou het zelfs makkelijk zijn geweest een geheime kamer te bouwen. Het Vaticaan was toen grotendeels verlaten. Het werd pas in 1377 de plek waar de pauselijke macht zetelde. Wederom een verhaal vol acti Leggi tutto
What a terrible, incredibly long dribble this is. Many of the people who've rated this book poorly have pointed out the many failings within it. The entire plot is absolutely ridiculous: You have an implausible group of so-called geniuses who also happen to be -supposedly- super agents, James Bond typ Leggi tutto
Overall, this book was well written and the author's knowledge of the concepts and history integrated throughout the book is evident. Characters are well developed, but there was one major flaw that I found which affected my perception of Map of Bones. By the time I got to the end, I had no idea wha Leggi tutto
Like DaVinci Code & Angels and Demons? No! MUCH BETTER! What a great read! Rollins has taken a great concept, the power of gold powder like that in manna and the ark of the covenant, and developed a fascinating story. The history behind the gold powder and the interest of US Special Ops and the Vatic Leggi tutto
This was my second James Rollins book and I'm excited to read another. His novels read like "beach read" thrillers, but not those you'd feel embarrassed about toting around a public poolside. I'm a fan of fun mystery series like the ones written by Jeffrey Deaver and Harlan Coben, but with Rollins'
فکر میکنم اگر علاقهمند به کتابهای دن براون و ماجراهای رابرت لنگدان باشید، از سری نیروی سیگما هم لذت ببرید. البته مجموعۀ سیگما ماجراهای بیشتر و توصیفات فضاهای تاریخی کمتری داره و در اون قهرمانان با کمک همدیگه مشکلات رو حل میکنن و به دانش یه فرد تنها تکیه ندارن. یکی از نکات جالب این کتاب خاص از مجمو Leggi tutto
This had three things that were just so poorly done that I couldn't like the book: 1. lame romance sub-plot 2. lame characterization ("I am bad guy" *thumps chest* "must rape") - Seriously, if you're going to have a bad guy in your book, put a little bit of effort into why he's a bad guy. Using rape i Leggi tutto
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