Marine explorer Dirk Pitt must rely on the nautical lore of Jules Verne to stop a ruthless oil baron with his sights set on political power in this #1 New York. Marine explorer Dirk Pitt must rely on the nautical lore of Jules Verne to stop a ruthless oil baron with his sights set on political power in this #1 New. Valhalla Rising is Clive Cussler’s thrilling sixteenth Dirk Pitt adventure. Sabotage, conspiracy and piracy in the air, and below the waves, finds.
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Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Why didn’t the alarms go off? Sep 04, Ron rated it liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
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 cussoer the major surprise he drops at the end. How come that he again beats the best trained people in these books?
The only way these novels could improve in my books is increasing the amount of content with congresswoman Loren smith. Then again, there’s not much in this book that does make sense. Cussler began writing novels in and published his first work featuring his continuous series hero, Dirk Pitt, in About this title Audio Format.
It would have still been a good book without the Viking influence as the Verne aspect adds a touch of bizarre interest to it. August 13, Imprint: Clive Cussler has a way of catching your valhall within the first few pages. Perhaps the fact that the highlight of the stupendous, mega-cruise ship was the stupendous, fantastic, indoor shopping mall, whose loss Cussler keeps bemoaning?
I enjoy puzzling out plots, but if after writing the hero into an almost impossibly tight spot, the author can’t be bothered to come up with something plausible to get him out, what’s the valhallla What a consideration albeit fanciful! Fire extinguishers and back-up systems failed and the lifeboats proved useless in the firestorm. That is not a spoiler because it is just one incident riding a book of rollercoaster thrills, the villain is not the villain and no reader is in any doubt that the two heroes are not going to triumph from the first page of the book.
Learn how your comment data is processed. NUMA special projects director Dirk Pitt races to rescue cusslerr passengers and investigate the disaster, but he has no idea of the bizarre events that are about to engulf him.
Valhalla Rising (Dirk Pitt, #16) by Clive Cussler
The reader had ten different voices for all of the characters. Rather enjoyed this one, although Mr Cussler turns up again in a cameo.
In the middle of its maiden voyage, a luxury cruise ship using revolutionary new engines suddenly catches fire and sinks. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Dirk Pitt, the captain and his stalwart crew take on more than their fair share of passengers, saving them from a fiery death. The question is only by what ingenious means they will do clivw.
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He will tread upon territory previously known only to legend. Jul 30, Pages.
And the ending, where Dirk finds cuwsler that he has children Inspired by Your Browsing History. 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.
Too much ground is covered to give much of a synopsis, but the general bullet point is that Arthur Dorsett is one of the world’s richest men, having inherited the world’s largest company that mines and sells diamonds, crystal and shaded. Diving the World’s Seas for Famous Shipwrecks It’s free and yours to keep. 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.
Rosenbergof course, just an adventure author whose take skirted too close to reality. Cussler also zeros in on the vulnerability of New York harbor to a loaded, runaway LNG tanker before linking the story to the appearance of Norsemen in America just past the year His movies are great, but beware because after reading the descriptions of Dirk and Al Giardino, the casting agent has not picked stars that look like the characters Cussler describes in his novel.
Buy the Audiobook Download: It doesn’t make much sense why this book references Viking lore. Before the next few weeks are over, Pitt will find himself confronted by an extraordinary series of monsters, clve human and mechanical, modern and ancient.