Roma, 1982. Quando Ronald Reagan varca la soglia degli appartamenti privati del papa, Giovanni Paolo II fa uscire tutti i presenti, comprese le guardie del corpo. Lasciare soli il pontefice e il presidente degli Stati Uniti è una grave infrazione del protocollo e un rischio per la sicurezza. Ma nessuno deve venire a conoscenza del loro segreto…
Washington, oggi. Dopo due mandati, per Danny Daniels è giunto il momento di lasciare la Casa Bianca. Il suo successore ha già annunciato grandi cambiamenti. A cominciare dallo scioglimento della Sezione Magellano, considerata un’inutile voce di costo. Stephanie Nelle sarà quindi costretta a dare le dimissioni, abbandonando il suo unico agente ancora attivo: Cotton Malone…
Siberia, oggi. Che cosa succederebbe se il nuovo presidente degli Stati Uniti e il suo vice venissero assassinati prima di aver prestato giuramento? Cotton Malone spera di non doverlo scoprire mai. E ha solo quarantotto ore di tempo per sventare i piani di un uomo che, da anni, si nasconde in quel deserto di ghiaccio e attende nell’ombra l’occasione giusta per vendicarsi…
- ISBN: 8850250169
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 460
I’ve enjoyed reading Steve Berry’s Cotton Malone Series but the latest and 11th adventure, The 14th Colony, was somewhat a bit of a disappointment for me. Whilst I like the way the author blends in well researched historical mysteries with present day conspiracies, I found the plot, which revolves ar Leggi tutto
Steve Berry has written a very believable plot along with several accurate and interesting facts that took place prior to the cold war, during the cold war and finally at its end. The Society of Cincinnati has been hiding secret archives for years and former Russian KGB spies are desperate to locate Leggi tutto
The best part of this book to me was the concept that President Reagan and the Pope plotted the destruction of the USSR. It explains so much about the Star Wars program. The author asserts there really was a private meeting between the two men and the discussion is still a secret. A big secret sinc
I would like to thank Hodder & Stoughton for a free copy of The 14th Colony which I won in a Goodreads giveaway. The novel opens with Cotton Malone flying over a remote part of Siberia when he is shot down. After that it is non stop action with a rogue former KGB agent determined to wreak his revenge Leggi tutto
I have liked several of Steve Berry's books, though some of them are stinkers. This is the latter. Great if you like relentless scenes of people getting bombed, stabbed, shot, set on fire, etc. Why Cotton Malone hasn't developed PTSD is anyone's guess. The huge Secret at the end is obvious from a lo Leggi tutto
didn't finish. barely got past the reagan hagiography. unlike much of berry's audience, apparently, i was actually around when reagan was doing this crap. and crap it was. there is nothing in berry's writking that redeems this mess. makes me feel slimy just listening to as much of it as i did.
A political / spy / adventurous novel that is unobtrusive, but in fact can be more realistic than it seems. The action is good when it happens. I have developed none identification with any of the characters, whether good or evil, to worry if they have succeeded or failed. I enjoyed the main storyli Leggi tutto
I enjoy Steve Berry's writing, but I had some issues with this book. First off, I could have done without the Reagan hagiography. I loathed Reagan, and I find even a fictional attempt to rehabilitate him off-putting. I like the characters, but I found the repeated emphasis on Cotton & Cassiopeia's ren Leggi tutto
I really loved Steve Berry's books, until the last 2. To me The Patriot Games was so boring that I almost did not finish it, and could only skim it to the end. Its lucky that I got a copy of The 14h Colony from Netgalley for review as I am not sure I would have tried it on my own. Berry is back on t Leggi tutto
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