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
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
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
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
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 read this in 2011, I guess just after I joined Goodreads. My file records show that I thought it was pretty pi** poor.
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
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!
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