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Valhalla Rising (Dirk Pitt) by Clive Cussler
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Valhalla Rising (Dirk Pitt) (edition 2002)

by Clive Cussler (Author)

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Title:Valhalla Rising (Dirk Pitt)
Authors:Clive Cussler (Author)
Info:G.P. Putnam's Sons (2002), 531 pages
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I think this would make a nice action series on USA, but it really isn't the book for me. I might like it a bit more if I'd started with the beginning of this series, but I doubt it. I don't care for the lead character too much, though I liked how the author wove in Viking runes found in North America. ( )
  SMBrick | Feb 25, 2018 |
En weer een boek waarin Dirk Pitt de wereld (of Amerika) redt van een groep gewetenloze olie-tycoons, die met alle middelen (moord, brandstichting) proberen om de heerschappij te krijgen over alle olievelden in Amerika, en de import van buitenlandse olie te verbieden.

Een pas ontwikkelde superolie en iets wat hydro-magnetische kracht heet brengt de plannen in gevaar. Een ultra-moderne cruise-schip, uitgerust met hydro-magnetische motoren, vliegt in brand, en al gauw is er geen houden meer aan. Aan boord van een NUMA onderzoeksschip ontdekt Dirk Pitt de brand in de verte, en vaart op volle kracht naar het brandende schip. Het lukt hen uiteindelijk om bijna 2.000 mensen aan boord van het onderzoeksschip te krijgen, maar dreigen zelf te zinken

En dit is nog maar het begin. Later krijgt ook een onderzeeër, uitgerust met de zelfde motoren problemen, maar ook dit keer is het Dirk Pitt die de boel redt.

Het verhaal op zich is wel aardig, maar het was wel erg langdradig. ( )
  EdwinKort | Mar 23, 2017 |
This is simply a very good novel filled with all of the action, suspense, and frequent plot twists that have become Clive Cussler's trademark. In addition, after all of the action has been concluded, there is still a major surprise to be had in the last few pages. All-in-all, this book was a great read and very difficult to put down. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
The only Cussler book that has ever passed my "80 page test" (not that I have attempted very many). It was really quite good. ( )
  ndpmcIntosh | Mar 21, 2016 |
Dirk Pitt, Clive Cussler's aging but still potent superhero, returns in the 16th adventure in this popular series about the director of special projects for the National Underwater Maritime Administration (NUMA). Pitt's NUMA survey ship happens to be in the vicinity when the world's newest and biggest cruise ship founders and sinks, giving Pitt the chance to stage the daring rescue of nearly 2,000 passengers. Among those who perish is a famous scientist whose revolutionary engines powered the ship to her watery grave; while Pitt is unable to save Dr. Egan, he rescues his beautiful daughter Kelly from the sea, and later from a murder attempt aboard the rescue vessel.
Pitt and his trusty pal Al Giordino track the sinking to the boardroom door of a multinational conglomerate called Cerberus, whose evil CEO has designs on the world's oil supply. He'll do anything to keep Egan's advanced engines and secret formula for frictionless oil off the market--even sabotage another vessel, this time a luxury passenger submarine. By the time our heroes have foiled the mastermind's nefarious plots, they've also uncovered the existence of a working submarine nearly a century before one actually existed--irrefutable proof of a Viking landing on the Hudson River--and the remains of the British sailor who inspired Jules Verne's Captain Nemo. ( )
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Dirk Pitt, Clive Cussler's aging but still potent superhero, returns in the 16th adventure in this popular series about the director of special projects for the National Underwater Maritime Administration (NUMA). Pitt's NUMA survey ship happens to be in the vicinity when the world's newest and biggest cruise ship founders and sinks, giving Pitt the chance to stage the daring rescue of nearly 2,000 passengers. Among those who perish is a famous scientist whose revolutionary engines powered the ship to her watery grave; while Pitt is unable to save Dr. Egan, he rescues his beautiful daughter Kelly from the sea, and later from a murder attempt aboard the rescue vessel.

Pitt and his trusty pal Al Giordino track the sinking to the boardroom door of a multinational conglomerate called Cerberus, whose evil CEO has designs on the world's oil supply. He'll do anything to keep Egan's advanced engines and secret formula for frictionless oil off the market--even sabotage another vessel, this time a luxury passenger submarine. By the time our heroes have foiled the mastermind's nefarious plots, they've also uncovered the existence of a working submarine nearly a century before one actually existed--irrefutable proof of a Viking landing on the Hudson River--and the remains of the British sailor who inspired Jules Verne's Captain Nemo. A solid page-turner that even features a cameo appearance by the author himself, Valhalla Rising snaps, crackles, and pops with Cussler's usual brio. --Jane Adams

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Confronting an extraordinary series of monsters, both human and mechanical, modern and ancient, NUMA special projects director Dirk Pitt treads upon territory previously known only to legend as he investigates the sinking of a luxury cruise ship, the "Emerald Dolphin". In the high-tech adventure, the past and future collide to create a whale of a tale to equal Cussler's bestselling "Atlantis Found."… (more)

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