Valhalla Rising (Dirk Pitt, #16)
"Clive Cussler has no equal," writes Publishers Weekly, and he proved it again with the intricate plotting and astonishing set pieces of his number-one bestselling Atlantis Found. Fans wanted to know how he could possibly top it—and the answer is Valhalla Rising. It is July 2003. In the middle... show more
"Clive Cussler has no equal," writes Publishers Weekly, and he proved it again with the intricate plotting and astonishing set pieces of his number-one bestselling Atlantis Found. Fans wanted to know how he could possibly top it—and the answer is Valhalla Rising. It is July 2003. In the middle of its maiden voyage, the luxury cruise ship Emerald Dolphin suddenly catches fire and sinks. What caused it? Why didn't the alarms go off? What was its connection to the revolutionary new engines powering the ship? NUMA special projects director Dirk Pitt races to rescue the passengers and investigate the disaster, but he has no idea of the bizarre events that are about to engulf him. Before the next few weeks are over, Pitt will find himself confronted by an extraordinary series of monsters, both human and mechanical, modern and ancient. He will tread upon territory previously known only to legend. And, at the end of it all, though many lives will be lost, and many saved, it is Pitt's own life that will be changed forever. . . . Filled with dazzling suspense and breathtaking action, Valhalla Rising is Cussler at the height of his storytelling powers.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: July 30th 2002
Pages no: 720
Edition language: English
Series: Dirk Pitt (#16)
As much as I like the Dirk Pitt series, this one got a little corny - what with the teleportation stuff and all. But still a fun read.
I tried, I really did. And I finished it, I really did! My first Cussler book and my last Cussler book: about 350 pages too long. It dropped a star every 150 pages or so. Another 50 pages and it would have merited a zero. Better to go read Jules Verne.
Okay, so I love Clive Cussler books (especially the Dirk Pitt ones), but seriously. This one was just… not great.I really wanted to like this book. Really. And I did. Until I ran into this gem…"My name is Dirk Pitt." He turned to the others. "My shipmates, Misty Graham and Al Giordino."The old man w...
A luxury cruise-liner powered by a state-of-the-art propulsion system sinks in a blaze of glory.Once again, Dirk Pitt is on hand to bring the passengers to safety and investigate the tragedy.There's also another shady organization with a huge megalomania complex-This is another predictable, utterly ...