Una tranquilla libreria antiquaria a Copenhagen è il rifugio scelto da Cotton Malone, un ex agente del dipartimento di Giustizia americano, dopo un'esistenza densa di pericoli e sempre ai limiti della legalità. Ma le ombre del passato tornano a incombere su di lui quando la sua ex moglie irrompe nella libreria e gli annuncia che il loro figlio è stato rapito. E la conferma arriva pochi minuti dopo sotto forma di un'e-mail anonima: Hai qualcosa che voglio: il Rapporto Alexandria. Lo hai nascosto e sei l'unica persona al mondo a sapere dove trovarlo. Hai 72 ore. Se non avrò tue notizie allo scadere delle 72 ore, tuo figlio morirà. Malone non ha idea di chi siano i rapitori, però capisce subito a cosa mirano: ritrovare George Haddad, uno studioso palestinese che, prima di scomparire nel nulla, aveva sostenuto che la Biblioteca di Alessandria non è andata distrutta e che conserva i testi originali in ebraico della Bibbia, una versione molto diversa da quella tramandata nel corso dei millenni. Adesso, mentre una rete d'inganni, omicidi e agguati si stringe intorno a lui, Malone ha un'unica via d'uscita per liberare il figlio e non tradire un amico: seguire una catena d'indizi che lo porteranno da Copenhagen a Londra, dal Portogallo fino al deserto del Sinai, perché la mitica Biblioteca di Alessandria esiste ancora e nasconde un segreto che può cambiare il futuro del Medio Oriente'
- ISBN: 8842915203
- Casa Editrice: Nord
- Pagine: 504
- Data di uscita: 25-10-2007
Reading this book I felt a ton of conflicting thoughts and emotions. There were many things I really enjoyed about it, but there was also one large issue that really roiled my blood and is preventing me from giving this book anything higher than 2 stars. Let me first discuss what I liked. This story Leggi tutto
I had not previously read anything by this author but got this from Book Club, and it’s been sitting on the shelf for a while. This is the second book in a long-running series about retired American super-agent Cotton Malone, who now runs a second hand bookshop in Copenhagen, but gets drawn into hig Leggi tutto
Read my full review at Tales Between the Pages I'm starting to think that Steve Berry is a megalomaniac. The more of his books that I read, the more I see his fascination with power and self-importance. I keep reading him because I expect his stories to get better. I like Cotton Malone, I really do. Leggi tutto
The Alexandria Link is the 2nd book in the Cotton Malone series. After uncovering The Templar Legacy , Cotton - along with his friends Henrik and Stephanie, as well as his ex-wife Pam and son Gary – is on the hunt for the lost Library of Alexandria. Of course, what search for something of such histor Leggi tutto
4.5 Stars. This is a cracking good read. A good mixture of code breaking, a hunt for the Library of Alexandria, historical backdrop of the Old Testament and Middle East rivalries, as well as good interaction of the characters. If anything I think I enjoyed this more than the first one in the series. Leggi tutto
"Words are indeed the true weapons of mass destruction" ---The Alexandra Link--- I picked this book up mainly for my fascination with the Library of Alexandria. Unfortunately the novel didn't really spend that much on the Library itself. Rather, it was more of a follow-the-clues type of treasure
This is the second book in the Cotton Malone Series by Steve Berry. I have to say I enjoyed this book as much as the first. It was lovely returning to read all about charcters I'd read about in the first book. This is why I like series of books. I love to get to know the characters. Cotton Malone is Leggi tutto
Clearly I'm a sucker for anything involving libraries and books. Not quite as engaging as the previous book, but this feels like it's going to be a middle-of-the-road or guilty pleasure kind of series (which I'm fine with, as long as I remember not to take anything too seriously). A few issues with
This book was action packed right from the get go, I had a really hard time putting it down. I found the concept of the Old Testament being mistranslated from it's original Hebrew and all the problems this would cause in the world between the Muslims, Christians and Jews very interesting and it made Leggi tutto
This is book 2 of The Cotton Malone series and I would have to say that it is my favorite. This book had it all - history mixed with religion and suspense. It was a fast moving plot with great characters and never a dull moment that kept the pages turning fast. I loved the short chapters with lots o Leggi tutto
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