Il sommergibile Unseen ("invisibile"), gioiello della Marina inglese, scompare durante un'esercitazione nelle acque dell'Atlantico. Tutti pensano a un incidente; invece il sommergibile è caduto preda di Ben Adnam, il terrorista più abile e pericoloso del pianeta, passato di recente dalla "corte" di Saddam Hussein a quella degli ayatollah iraniani. Ma qual è il fine ultimo di Ben Adnam? Che cosa vuole colpire con l'Unseen? Mentre i servizi segreti occidentali si scatenano in una massacrante caccia all'uomo, la Marina e l'Aviazione inglesi e americane vengono coinvolte in una serie di altri incidenti, tutti gravissimi e inspiegabili. Però qualcuno conosce la verità ed è disposto a rivelarla, ma a un prezzo molto alto.
- ISBN: 8830416908
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 414
Robinson is a master at creating a frightening and compelling plot. He excels at describing naval operations and military hardware and technology. However, in the midst of a fast-paced thriller he begins to suffer as he moves towards a conclusion. As in the first novel ,Nimitz, he begins to stumble
Ugh ! What a book. Dont read it. Here's why: The cover picture tells you that this book has a plot that involves shooting down planes using missiles from a submarine (so thats not a spoiler). It starts off very promisingly, with an Iraqi agent who is to be murdered per Saddam's orders, escapes and t Leggi tutto
Decided to give this a 4 star instead of 3. The author has a straightforward storytelling style. This makes the book very readable. Certainly much much better than the mess in those overhyped John le Carre books. On the downside, many parts are draggy although not arbitrarily so. You can skip one or Leggi tutto
It is very rare for me to actually 'give up' reading a book bit I very nearly did with this. An average book was spoiled by some compulsion of the author to add completely unneeded detail : such as the street names of a car journey. Some silly mistakes and factual inaccuracies were annoying. A fact c Leggi tutto
* The follow-on to Patrick Robinson 's Kilo Class , this book is not for everyone as it requires of the reader a certain understanding of maritime terms and world navigation. That said, Unseen will take you on a head-spinning international tour with an explosive climax. * Follow the Morgan series into Leggi tutto
Probably best to suspend your critical faculties and just enjoy the ride in Patrick Robinson's books. it requires of the reader a certain understanding of maritime terms and world navigation. The plot proves, just as did the 60s movie, "The Mouse that Roared", that the best thing to do is to go to w Leggi tutto
I would say 3.5 stars. Better than 3, not deserving of 4. This is my second Patrick Robinson book, and while I enjoyed it and recommend it, it does get tend to get even more political than most military writers. Also, both Robinson books I've finished seem like they wrap up too fast. It's like he re Leggi tutto
It’s really hard to rate these books. They are well written (and you can tell the author knows his subject matter), However the storylines get a little absurd. I really don’t see the American government forgiving a terrorist that killed as many as the character Benjamin did. But we nice against, thi Leggi tutto
OK, the unabridged version is a better experience than the abridged versions of the previous 2 books in this series, but still not giving human dimensions to any of the characters. The story arc seems to be an especially bloody long con, and our country just the last one deceived.
An excellent novel about modern naval warfare. The antagonist from the first novel in the series reappears and causes a great deal fo drama for Morgan and the US and the UK.
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