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Valhalla Rising by Clive Cussler

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Amazon.com Review Dirk Pitt, Clive Cussler's aging but still potent superhero, returns in the 16th adventure in this 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 From Publishers Weekly The master of action/adventure fiction strikes oil with this nonstop thriller, which tangles ancient Viking runes, Captain Nemo's Nautilus, the Red Baron, water propulsion engines, murderous oil magnates, undersea catastrophes and cruise ship explosions into a knot that only Dirk Pitt and his laconic sidekick Al Giordino can unravel. Dirk spots smoke on the horizon from his NUMA research vessel and races to the flaming cruise ship Golden Dolphin in time to save most of the 2,000 passengers and crew, including Kelly Egan, beautiful daughter of the inventor of engines that run on seawater. Dr. Egan drowns, leaving Kelly with a leather case that she believes contains the secrets of his life's work but a couple of ruthless villains want it, too, and with Dirk's help she narrowly escapes. When the Dolphin wreck sinks, Pitt and Giordino use a mini-sub to search for arson clues, but the NUMA ship and crew are hijacked while the sub is under and Pitt and Giordino drift until rescued by a private boat. They then cross paths with Curtis Zale, a ruthless oil baron bent on monopoly and unafraid of using mass murder to gain his ends. Meanwhile, Congresswoman Loren Smith, Pitt's erstwhile lover, heads a committee probing Zale and is added to the target list. Cussler speeds and twists through the complex plot and hairbreadth escapes, giving the thriller the intensity and suspense of a NASCAR race. Historical asides of submarine lore, Jules Verne minutiae and references to Viking runes in America add touches of real-life oddity to the mix, and nothing will prepare even longtime Cussler fans for the major surprise he drops at the end. (Aug. 13)Forecast: Bombs away! A 750,000-copy first printing, a $750,000 ad/promo campaign, an author tour and the simultaneous release of a Putnam Berkley audiotape and CD are all in the cards; instant, long-term entrenchment on top-10 lists is forecast. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc. ( )
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
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. ( )
  cjyurkanin | May 22, 2013 |
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. ( )
  journeyguy | Apr 2, 2013 |
The Chase and Spartan Gold are still my favorite of the Clive Cussler novels I've read, but Valhalla Rising is an entertaining read. Imagine discovering Captain Nemo's Nautilus! And a boat load of Viking booty.

NUMA hotdogger Dirk Pitt once again saves the day, thwarting the uber-bad guys at every turn and Clive Cussler makes a guest appearance.

Lots of new high tech stuff for the techie buffs, pretty girls and lots of actrion.

Uber bad guy Zale sets out to corner the petroleum market and prevent new technoloy that will reduce the world's reliance on oil using mass murder as a political tool. But a Zale insider and Dirk Pitt see to it that that doesn't happen. And Dirk meets his son and daughter he didn't know he had. I've already met them as I'm reading the books out of sequence.

Good read. Lots of fun and a few typos. ( )
  DavidLErickson | Jan 4, 2013 |
This is the first Clive Cussler book I have read. Very enjoyable. My first thought is that it is like reading a Hardy Boys novel for adults. This is particular apparent in Mr. Cussler's description of characters as they are introduced through out the novel. Other similarities to Hardy Boys include the regular references to prior books and his unlimited access to resources. Will definitely read more stories in the future. ( )
  Bobnitefan | Jan 28, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0425204049, Paperback)

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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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.… (more)

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