Valhalla Rising is Clive Cussler's thrilling sixteenth Dirk Pitt adventure. Sabotage, conspiracy and piracy in the air, and below the waves, finds Dirk Pitt plunged into his most dangerous adventure yet. When the luxury cruise lined Emerald Dolphin - powered by a revolutionary new propulsion system - becomes a raging inferno and sinks mysteriously ...
Valhalla Rising is Clive Cussler's thrilling sixteenth Dirk Pitt adventure. Sabotage, conspiracy and piracy in the air, and below the waves, finds Dirk Pitt plunged into his most dangerous adventure yet. When the luxury cruise lined Emerald Dolphin - powered by a revolutionary new propulsion system - becomes a raging inferno and sinks mysteriously, it is lucky that NUMA special projects director Dirk Pitt is on hand to rescue the passengers and investigate the tragedy. Sifting through the undersea wreckage for signs of foul play, Pitt is unaware of powerful, dark forces player their hand against him. Forced to fight for his life - and those of friends and colleagues - against evermore ruthless enemies from a shadowy organisation, Pitt finds himself caught between the secrets of the past and the intrigues of the future. A future that will hold the world to ransom...Filled with breathtaking suspense and dazzling action, Valhalla Rising sees Clive Cussler at the height of his storytelling powers. Valhalla Rising is the sixteenth of Clive Cussler's bestselling Dirk Pitt novels - the series that also includes Atlantis Found and, his first novel, Mayday - in which our hero finds himself caught up in a web of shipwrecks and dark secrets. Praise for Clive Cussler: "Cussler is hard to beat." (Daily Mail). "The guy I read." (Tom Clancy).
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The book is easy to read. Can't put it down till the end. Always keeps you guessing.
Oct 18, 2009
Good read new start
With out spoiling the whole book Valhalla Rising is classic Cussler: Dirk, Al and the rest of the cast of characters, on the trail of vikings and subs. Granted that a few things could be changed but those are just minor. Complete with air chases and life changing events Valhalla Rising takes Dirk in a different direction.
Aug 29, 2007
decent adventure with great historical connections
It may be hard to admit enjoying books like this, but the historical aspects and the descriptions of aircraft and watercraft are amazing. This novel is the reason for my new interest in planes. I am able to recognize a Ford Tri-motor on sight, thanks to Clive and Dirk. The discussion of the Viking settlements in North America was accurate and presented in a thoroughly pleasing fashion. This knowledge actually helped me later reading Thor Heyerdahl books. Cussler tells and does not show. The characters, their mannerisms and the relations between them are not at all deep, but adequately move the story along. His descriptions of technology and nautical methods are very good, indeed. Cussler knows his stuff, though I'd rather hear Thor talk about boats and the sea. Nevertheless, this is a fast-paced, non-challenging book that is quite entertaining.
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