Valhalla Rising (Dirk Pitt #16)
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...more
The book pulls on history, old fiction, old mysteries, science, science ficition and adventure to create an unforgetable novel that leaves you asking how much of this could be true. In an Alfred Hitchcockish manner, Mr Cussler, weaves himself, his automobiles, his beloved sea craft, and his penchant to be an adventurer into his novel as he a...more
The NUMA vessel, Deep Encounter, races to the rescue. Dirk Pitt, the captain and h...more
The very first chapter is about Vikings settling and discovering North America but not an event that has a happy ending.
The rest of the story focuses on new technologies regarding water propulsion on huge luxury cruisers, some scientists new ultimate engine oil and the corruption and power behind many of America's top homeland oil companies....more
But I would still have given it a four-star rating. But then the story had to finish and answer...more
If you like stories with "Harlequin romance"-type cardboard characters (i.e. perfect brawny men and timid, fainting women), then you'll love this.
However, if you prefer stories with complex, interesting characters, where scenes develop the plot or...more
This great novel by Clive Cussler it is another amazing ocean adventure book. You wouldn't imagine how Vikings and Jules Verne can tie together. The main character Dirk Pitt is always revealing different parts about him. This book ventures into the deep, soars into the sky, and races along land. You wonder at points how they could survive this!
A amazing inventor goes on the maiden voyage of his latest breakthrough in science, The Emerald Dolphin. This i...more
Characters: Obviously, we adore Dirk, he’s strong and adventurous and yet the most complete gentleman you could ask for. Almost suspiciously so!
Style Of Writing: I was less adverse to the details instilled in...more
Try a James Rollins book. Much better action, more research into the technical and historical aspects, and more interesting characters.