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
Bestselling author Clive Cussler has thrilled readers for four decades with his classic adventure novels filled with intrigue and plot twists. As well as the Dirk Pitt series there are also the NUMA and OregonFiles, the Isaac Bell adventures and the Fargo series. Other Dirk Pitt titles available in Penguin paperback include Atlantis Found, Trojan Odyssey, Black Wind, Treasure of Khan, Arctic Drift, Crescent Dawn and The Kingdom.
Clive Cussler shows us why he is the best action/adventure novelist in the business with this one. The story is well constructed and on the mark, filled with the kind of action only Dirk Pitt and Clive Cussler can bring to the eye. The underlying plot of an oil monopoly is too close to the truth of what is really happening in reality that it will open your eyes to a new possibility of why you are paying those high prices at the pump. Add in the historic significant that weaves throughout the tale and you have a story that keeps you turning the page and wanting more. Thank you Mr. Cussler for a tale worth a few hours to take....Continua
life is too short to read books like this one, unless you are a tom cruise supporter or possibly tom cruise himself.
Parts of this were really good and parts of it were really bad! Right now I'm trying to decide whether or not to give another offering from this author a read. However, since I really didn't like the character of Dirk Pitt, I'll definitely avoid the myriad of tomes featuring that character as the protagonist....Continua