Valhalla Rising (novel)

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Valhalla Rising
Valhalla Rising.jpg
First edition hardcover
Author Clive Cussler
Cover artist Jim brown
Country United States
Language English
Series Dirk Pitt Novels
Genre Adventure; Techno-thriller
Published 2001 (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
Media type Print (hardcover)

531 (Hardcover)

517 (Paperback)
ISBN 0-399-14787-X
OCLC 46538473
813/.54 21
LC Class 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. The events depicted in the book take place between July and August 2003.

Plot summary[edit]

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). The book climaxes with Dirk on the verge of proposing to his Lady when they get interrupted; this brings the introduction of his children, Dirk and Summer Pitt, named after their father and mother respectively.