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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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Eye of the Storm. You’ve successfully reported this review. Pitt also unravels the work of a brilliant, reclusive scientist who had made great advances in oil technology, traced the history and found the remains of a Viking settlement on the Hudson Riverand discovered the remains of Captain Nemo ‘s Nautilus and unriddled and improved its power system a magnetohydrodynamic engine.

He has been honored with the Lowell Thomas Award for outstanding underwater exploration. Cussler began writing novels in and published his first work featuring his continuous series hero, Dirk Pitt, in 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. You’ll fly through the pages of this book and won’t put it down until every little mystery is resolved, Aug 13, Minutes.

The very first chapter is about Vikings settling and discovering North America but not an event that has a happy ending. The Eye of Heaven. After the cruise liner Emerald Dolphin sinks, Pitt and Giordino discuss about how the RMS Titanic supposedly broke into two before sinking, according to survivors. So, in conclusion, this book was more of an entertaining read than a substantial one. He will tread upon territory previously known only to legend. I don’t know how all readers of this book haven’t all given it a five star.

Then it is difficult to put the book down. Open Preview See a Problem? I felt certain parts were bogged down with excessive technical information that I had absolutely no interest in learning.


I’m a sucker for Clive Cussler’s Dirk Pitt adventures. At the end, Dirk Pitt finds out where the Viking settlement was hiding in a cave. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Also, there is a lot of info dumping, and much of the early chapters are telling rather than showing.

In this story, an oil magnate seeks through murder to quell risint technology that might undermine the value of oil, including a recently re-discovered technology that promises to employ sea water as a fuel source.

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Fun and funny – probably for the wrong reasons. Don’t have a Kindle?

In the middle of its maiden voyage, a luxury cruise ship using revolutionary new engines suddenly catches fire and sinks. Lists with This Book. Get fast, cussleer shipping with Amazon Prime. The title should be at least 4 characters long. Furthermore, the story is packed with gorgeous, frightened women who stare up at Pitt in wide-eyed admiration and enjoy cleaning up after him in his a-ma-zing museum of a home.

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It is humorous to see how many pockets in the world hold payola from this man, and thus, allow him to run rampant and get whatever he wants while circumnavigating laws, policies, et al.

A plane full of disabled kids on a sightseeing trip around NYC in an antique plane! Robert Ludlum’s The Cassandra Compact. There is an aspect of the book interesting in that context – the hero and his sidekick are effectively privileged state bureaucrats with a strong sense of duty. Also by Clive Cussler.

Otherwise, Vikings and Valhalla have absolutely nothing to It doesn’t make much sense why this book references Viking lore. Dirk Pitt, the captain and his stalwart crew take on more than their fair share of passengers, saving them from a fiery death.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. July Learn how and when to remove this template message. I also enjoyed the chase between the SUV and the vintage Packard. Its alarms stay silent; its sprinkler system remains inactive. Nearb Marine explorer Dirk Rixing 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 Times -bestselling series.


Perhaps the fact that the highlight of the stupendous, mega-cruise ship was the stupendous, fantastic, indoor shopping mall, whose loss Cussler keeps bemoaning?

Meanwhile, Congresswoman Loren Smith, Pitt’s cusxler lover, heads a committee probing Zale and is added to the target list. Before journey’s end, Pitt will take on risinng power-mad millionaire, tread upon territory previously known only to Verne’s illustrious Captain Nemo, cusslee make shocking discoveries about his own past.

Not my favourite Dirk Pitt novel but it moves from 4 stars to 5 because of the ending. Shopbop Designer Fashion Fussler. Want to Read saving…. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now. I have been reading his novels for over 25 years est.?

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Poseidon’s Arrow Dirk Pitt Adventure. I have read most of Cussler’s books and have not been disappointed with any of them, in fact I use Clive Cussler to judge the writing of any other author in the same type of books. Once Pitt and company learn about the byproduct, they set out to destroy a dynasty and save the world. He and his crew of marine experts and NUMA volunteers have discovered more than 60 historically significant underwater wreck sites including the first submarine to sink a ship in battle, the Confederacy’s Hunley, and its victim, the Union’s Housatonic; the U, the U-boat that sank the Lusitania; the Cumberland, which was sunk by the famous ironclad, Merrimack; the renowned Confederate raider Florida; the Navy airship, Akron, the Republic of Texas Navy warship, Zavala, found under a parking lot in Galveston, and the Carpathia, which sank almost six years to-the-day after plucking Titanic’s survivors from the sea.