Cotton Malone è sempre stato convinto che suo padre, il capitano Forrest Malone, fosse scomparso in un incidente avvenuto nel 1971, a bordo di un sottomarino nucleare di pattuglia nel Nord Atlantico. Ma quando il suo ex capo, Stephanie Nelle, gli procura il dossier dell'incidente, la verità che emerge è assai più sconcertante: il sottomarino del padre era infatti impegnato in una missione top secret al di sotto dei ghiacci antartici e la morte dell'uomo è avvolta nel mistero. Un mistero che Malone non è l'unico a voler risolvere.
A bordo di quel sottomarino, infatti, c'era un documento di enorme rilevanza storica: un enigmatico diario che allude alla scoperta di strani simboli, incisi sulla tomba di Carlo Magno, che avevano spinto alcuni ufficiali nazisti a mettersi sulle tracce di una civiltà perduta. Ma cosa stavano cercando davvero i nazisti? E perché l'ambizioso ammiraglio Langford Ramsey vuole impedire con ogni mezzo ? lecito e illecito ? che quella ricerca riprenda? Inseguendo indizi che lo porteranno da un'antica cattedrale tedesca a un'inespugnabile fortezza francese, dal Pentagono sino all'Antartide, Malone dovrà giocare la sua partita più pericolosa, destreggiandosi fra traditori, bugiardi e assassini. Perché stavolta non rischia soltanto la sua incolumità, ma anche l'onore di suo padre.
- ISBN: 8842916285
- Casa Editrice: Nord
- Pagine: 560
- Data di uscita: 27-08-2009
This is another great Cotton tale. I enjoyed the story (it is as far fetched as the first 3 books but that is why we read!!!!) It is totally entertaining and interesting. I think Steve Berry could have given Cotton one decent night's sleep at the end? ha ha
Rating: a breathless 4* of five Steve Berry does it all right in The Charlemagne Pursuit. He starts right, in the pulse-pounding submarine accident that triggers the action in the book; he ends right, with late-night antics about to begin; he keeps his story moving at a fast clip in between, with lov Leggi tutto
I was disappointed in this one, it seemed almost tedious and slow. Cotton Malone receives highly classified info about his father's death. He went down on a sub in the Antarctic that was on a secret mission. Twins Dorothea and Christl are also seeking info on the death of their father on the same su Leggi tutto
Ugh, this was a total drag. Normally I really like the Cotton Malone books, but this one did not work for me. There were too many characters flitting all around the world and it took over 250 pages for any of them to end up in the same place. I felt like I was reading three different novels and all
I didn't feel that this book was 500 pages, full of suspense and adventure. I have to give it to my dad, he will love it and have to convince him to give me money to buy the other Steve Berry's book :))...
I have been searching for a post-election tonic as I contemplate the future. My solution has been Steve Berry novels. Having just completed THE VENETIAN BETRAYAL I have moved on to THE CHARLEMAGNE PURSUIT to keep my mind from contemplating what a Trump administration might produce. Mr. Berry did not Leggi tutto
The Charlemagne Pursuit is my 4th Steve Berry novel and my favorite so far. It follows the typical Steve Berry adventure formula, which is tried and true. I would like to see Berry go off road and surprise us sometime. Although a little longwinded in parts, forcing the reader to wait, a strong endin Leggi tutto
What seems at first to be an outrageous, impossible plot (Charlemagne, US Navy, Aryan Race/Hitler, a technologically highly-advanced First Civilization of Antarctica-living Sea Kings, political intrigue & murders, and historically-documented submarine trips to the South Pole as elements), turns out
Of the 4 books I've read in the Cotton Malone series by Steve Berry , this has been the most disappointing. The style was choppy, the storyline was jumbled, a majority of the characters were unlikable (or just blah) and Cotton, himself, seemed to be a side story. You know it's bad when the best chara Leggi tutto
Cotton Malone is in a hunt to discover what happened to his dad - who had been a submariner and was lost in a mission when Cotton was 10. Like all in this series it involves some interesting historical twists - Berry is great at mixing history and fiction. Charlemagne figures into this as well as a
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