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Valhalla Rising (Dirk Pitt #16)

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Lean, speedy and packing a wallop of a plot twist was Publishers Weekly's verdict of Steve Martini's The Jury, Now Martini crafts yet another legal nail-biter featuring perennial favorite attorney Paul Madriani.
After a lawyer friend is killed along with his client in a hail of gunfire outside the federal courthouse in San Diego, Madriani takes on another client who he be
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Hardcover, First Edition, 531 pages
Published August 13th 2001 by G.P.Putnam's Sons
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Sonja
Jun 22, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book started out all right, on a three-star level. There was a lot of action which kept me interested. Pitt saved the day, and then... he did it again. And again. And again. It was just too much, and it grew more unlikely with every time. 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. Truly disgusting. And last but not least, every motorized vehicle (and there ar ...more
Scott Bagley
Aug 12, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
My first Cussler book, and it will be my last. Before anyone sends me a nasty-gram about this review, remember, I'm not taking away your right to enjoy this book, it's just that I didn't. Dirk Pitt is just a little too much, don't you think? I mean, your ancient rare plane isn't showing up for your air show? Call Dirk Pitt! Need to know the exact year that some submarine crashed? He's your guy! I won't give it away, but I was glad that the ending of the book presented Pitt with a situation where ...more
Randal
Mar 15, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who think the A-Team was a documentary
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Joe
Apr 05, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the best organized of the clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt series, that reaches across centuries to create a fiction that is incredibly beleiveable.

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
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Rebecca
I enjoyed this book a lot for being a thriller and an action adventure but its use of Vikings in the plot proved to be a bit of 'all talk and no substance'.
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.
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Morris Graham
Dec 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was my second Clive Cussler book to read. Cussler is a master of the historical novel. He tied the Vikings and Captain Nemo to a modern-day power play of a truly evil corporate leader. This was layered with many twists and turns, and never relaxed its grip on you until THE END. Even the ending was laced with intrigue and had a surprise at the end for the MC. Cussler is very knowledgeable about the sea and all things marine. His own personal experience working with NUMA and his maritime trip ...more
Allison
Dec 08, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I really don't understand how everyone drools over Cussler so much. Dirk Pitt is an asshole, and the entire thing just seems like one big Cussler Love fest. He's far too into himself for my tastes... I mean... Writing yourself into your own novels? Come on.
Try a James Rollins book. Much better action, more research into the technical and historical aspects, and more interesting characters.
Ann Keller
The luxury liner, Emerald Dolphin, was unsinkable. She was so opulent and spacious that her passengers basked in the height of luxury, being pampered by an attentive staff of officers and stewards too numerous to count. Suddenly, a fire ignited in her chapel, racing through the bowels of the ship with astonishing speed. Fire extinguishers and back-up systems failed and the lifeboats proved useless in the firestorm.

The NUMA vessel, Deep Encounter, races to the rescue. Dirk Pitt, the captain and h
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Nata
Jan 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Cititorii cărților lui Jules Verne le vor plăcea, cu siguranță, și această operă scrisă de Clive Cussler

E prima mea carte citită de acest autor și spre surprinderea mea, mi-a plăcut destul de mult.

Un roman plin de suspans, acțiuni riscante și mult mister. Dirk Pitt are misiunea de a zădărnici acțiunile unui puternic mogul al petrolului, Merlin Zale. Acesta din urmă, înființase un cartel și atrase acolo majoritatea companiilor petroliere importante. Planul era să devină mai puternic decât guvern
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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 sh ...more
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Cussler began writing novels in 1965 and published his first work featuring his continuous series hero, Dirk Pitt, in 1973. His first non-fiction, The Sea Hunters, was released in 1996. The Board of Governors of the Maritime College, State University of New York, considered The Sea Hunters in lieu of a Ph.D. thesis and awarded Cussler a Doctor of Letters degree in May, 1997. It was the first time ...more
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