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Valhalla Rising  
Valhalla Rising.jpg
1st Edition Hardcover
Author Clive Cussler
Cover artist Lawrence Ratzkin
Country United States
Language English
Series Dirk Pitt Novels
Genre(s) Adventure; Techno-thriller
Publisher G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Publication date August 13, 2001 1st Edition Hardcover
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 531 (Hardcover) 517 (Paperback)
ISBN ISBN 0-399-14787-X
OCLC Number 46538473
Dewey Decimal 813/.54 21
LC Classification PS3553.U75 V3 2001
Preceded by Atlantis Found
Followed by Trojan Odyssey

Valhalla Rising is a 2001 Clive Cussler book in the Dirk Pitt series.

Plot summary

Dirk Pitt has to stop an evil CEO of an oil and natural gas company in the US from establishing absolute monopoly over oil resources and supplies. It is a typical Dirk Pitt novel dealing with a countdown, bribed officials, and ruthless evil leaders. 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 River, and discovered the remains of Captain Nemo's Nautilus and unriddled and improved its power system (a magnetohydrodynamic engine). In the end Dirk is approached by his 23-year old twin children and finds out from them that his former lover Summer hadn't actually died in an underwater earthquake (as Dirk had believed) but had survived and raised the kids herself because she didn't want Dirk to know about her injured and pathetic state after the earthquake.


In chapter 12, one of the NUMA scientists claims the Titanic to have broken apart while she sank. In reality this was the case. However, in Cussler's bestselling novel, Raise the Titanic! Dirk Pitt not only found the ship to be in one piece, but was able to raise her to the surface and have her towed to New York Harbor. Of course Raise the Titanic! was written long before the real Titanic was discovered; the author couldn't have known about the ship's poor condition on the sea floor.




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