Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Review: Valhalla Rising by Clive Cussler

Title: Valhalla Rising
Series: Dirk Pitt
Author: Clive Cussler
Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: September 26, 2022
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140287973
ISBN-13: 9780140287974

Pitt and his trusty pal Al Giordino track the sinking to the boardroom door of a multinational conglomerate called Cerberus, whose evil CEO has designs on the world's oil supply. He'll do anything to keep Egan's advanced engines and secret formula for frictionless oil off the market--even sabotage another vessel, this time a luxury passenger submarine. By the time our heroes have foiled the mastermind's nefarious plots, they've also uncovered the existence of a working submarine nearly a century before one actually existed--irrefutable proof of a Viking landing on the Hudson River--and the remains of the British sailor who inspired Jules Verne's Captain Nemo.

My rating:

A luxury cruise-liner powered by a state-of-the-art propulsion system sinks in a blaze of glory.

Once again, Dirk Pitt is on hand to bring the passengers to safety and investigate the tragedy.

There's also another shady organization with a huge megalomania complex-

This is another predictable, utterly improbable tale about the exploits of Dirk Pitt and his buddies at NUMA.

The action once again falls short, the descriptions are dull, the characters one-dimensional, making the reader regret the precious hours spent reading instead of doing something else.


Post a Comment