San Pietroburgo, 1941. È l’ottava meraviglia del mondo e si trova all’interno del Palazzo di Caterina, la residenza estiva degli Zar. Tutti la conoscono come la Camera d’Ambra, perché è interamente rivestita di pannelli d’ambra: sei tonnellate in tutto. Eppure bastano 36 ore a un gruppo selezionato di soldati tedeschi per smontarla, collocarla in 28 casse e spedirla in Germania, dove, alla fine della guerra, scompare. A tutt’oggi, nessuno sa dove sia finita.
Atlanta, oggi. Sconvolta dall’improvvisa morte del padre, sopravvissuto agli orrori dell’Olocausto, il giudice Rachel Cutler ha un terribile sospetto: che l’uomo sia stato ucciso perché aveva scoperto qualcosa sul destino della Camera d’Ambra. Possibile che fosse proprio quello il segreto che lo aveva ossessionato per tutta la vita? Decisa a scoprire la verità, Rachel parte per la Germania, dove è sicura di trovare qualche amico del padre in grado di aiutarla. Troverà invece ad attenderla un nido di spie, di killer professionisti e di uomini disposti a tutto pur di mettere mano su quel tesoro d’inestimabile valore…
- ISBN: 8867023187
- Casa Editrice: Tre60
- Pagine: 464
Oh Amber Room , how did I hate thee? Let me count the ways... - Every German says "und" (instead of "and") even as they're speaking English. - Women say "Damn you" to the man they're about to sleep with. -"Damn" used in every other sentence: "The trail was easy to follow. Too damn easy." -How much needle Leggi tutto
I have one word that sums up my feelings for this book, and unfortunately, 90% of The Amber Room's dialogue content: "Hardly." Defined: 1.Only just; almost not; barely: We had hardly reached the lake when it started raining. hardly any; hardly ever. 2. not at all; scarcely: That report is hardly surpr Leggi tutto
I bought “ The Amber Room ”, 2003, over ten years ago, scooping up bargains of modern releases. I rarely read men, even though some produce the most beautiful writing; like Farley Mowat and Cleveland Amory. Men’s books tend towards violence. This novel began with a Nazi torture prologue and contained Leggi tutto
A mediocre novel at best. If you're looking for a reasonably entertaining book for a long airplane ride then this might do the trick. Otherwise, I think there are much better books of this genre out there. While the concept of recovering lost art treasures that were looted by the Nazis in WWII is a
Published: 2007 Author: Steve Berry Recommended for: fans of mystery and history fiction This book caught my attention straight away from the cover to the first paragraph. it was a joy to read it. It was fast paced and kept you guessing as to what was going to happen next. I wouldnt say any of it was p Leggi tutto
I didn't much like DaVinci Code, but since I met Steve Berry and liked what he had to say about writing, I thought I'd give this one a try. I may now be in love with the genre. It combines what I love about historical fiction--history lessons--with another area of learning--learning about art--and B Leggi tutto
with such a fascinating (and real) historical subject, it's hard to put into words just how horrifyingly awful berry's execution of this story is. i noted that a lot of people like this. gave it 4 stars even. how is this possible? i am tempted though, to read more of berry's work. it's almost inspiri Leggi tutto
A good concept but a weak plot. Couldn't like any of the characters. And too much of swearing really put me off!
The Amber Room was a treasure looted by the Nazis and lost during the end of WW2. Worth an on-line search to understand the background, it's quite interesting. And Steve Berry's debut novel is a thriller based around the story. While there are similarities to the many types of book dealing with lost Leggi tutto
"Operele de artă, în opinia mea, sunt singurele obiecte din universul material care posedă o ordine internă şi de aceea, deşi nu cred că numai arta contează, cred în artă de dragul artei."
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