«Volpe dorata» è il nome dietro cui si cela il più astuto e diabolico agente dello spionaggio mondiale, capace di concepire trame e intrighi di eccezionale precisione ed efficacia. Siamo nel 1969, la Volpe dorata ha davanti a sé un decennio per raggiungere il suo obiettivo e il suo campo d’azione è l’intero continente africano. Ingranaggio decisivo del suo piano è la bellissima Isabella - nome in codice: Rosa rossa -, strumento e insieme vittima di un ricatto industriale e politico di straordinaria portata. Ma dietro Isabella ci sono i Courteney, c’è la forza del loro potere, la saldezza dei loro vincoli di sangue: un muro compatto di solidarietà e tenacia capace di opporre all’attacco più micidiale un’altrettanto micidiale difesa.
- ISBN: 8850251181
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 416
- Data di uscita: 12-07-2018
Smith continues to top his previous novels in this instalment of the Courtney series, with Isabella the primary focus. Living with Shasa in London during his time as South African ambassador, Isabella meets and falls in love with Ramon. Unbeknownst to her, this 'chance' meeting is anything but luck, Leggi tutto
Wilbur Smith is an amazing author.
Historical series Smith just does not do female characters well. Isabella Courtney gets herself into no end of troubles because of dark, steamy eyes and no appreciation of her place in life. Some good action but not amazing. Liked the battle between Gary and Sean. Canadian references - Shasa Courtney Leggi tutto
Part of me really wants to eviscerate this book. There are parts that drag on and contribute little, if anything, to the narrative. Pages and pages spent on pointless dog competitions (don't get me wrong, dogs are cool), pointless leopard hunts, and marlin fishing adventures, and they did nothing fo Leggi tutto
Once again, Wilbur Smith manages to write a terrific, fast paced and interesting book involving the Courtney family and one specific member: Isabella. Granddaughter of Centaine, only daughter of Shasa with three brothers. Remember her from prior books as the beautiful but spoiled child. She has grow Leggi tutto
This author has an extraordinary ability to both create dislike and admiration for his characters. The way he presents each characters's perspective without bias. Clearing seeing how each character progresses throughout the book. A complex story of the Chilling and brutal battle of apartheid, Mother Leggi tutto
This was good, but i hadn't realised it was part of the Courtney series and thus made the mistake of reading it before the two previous books. However it still made sense as a standalone story and was entertaining enough
Moving on to 1970s. this ia a very political book covering not only apartheid South Africa but also the revolution in Ethiopia (quite gruesome and the Cubans in Angola (quite interesting).A real James Bond type of Cold War thriller.
Brilliant, favourite of all Wilbur Smith books so far.
The author writes using far, far too many superlatives. So cliché. I made it through the book but I felt Wilbur Smith was writing in low level language.
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