Book Series: The Dirk Pitt Adventures
Book Format: Hardcover, ISBN: 039914787X, Publisher: Penguin Publishing
Publication Date: 2001, Co-Author: Dirk Cussler

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Valhalla Rising

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Sabotage, conspiracy and piracy above and below the waves finds Dirk Pitt plunged into his most dangerous adventure yet.
When the luxury cruise liner Emerald Dolphin – powered by a revolutionary new propulsion system – becomes a raging inferno and sinks mysteriously it is lucky that NUMA special projects director Dirk Pitt is on hand to rescue the passengers and investigate the tragedy. Sifting through the undersea wreckage for signs of foul play, Pitt is unaware of powerful, dark forces playing their hand against him. Forced to fight for his life – and those of friends and colleagues – against ever-more ruthless enemies from a shadowy organization, Pitt finds himself caught between the secrets of the past and the intrigues of the future. A future that will hold the world to ransom …
Dirk Pitt is the ultimate man of action: always ready for any challenge, always prepared to pit quick wits and brawn against an intractable problem.
Ex-US Air force, he is cool, courageous and resourceful, which is why he works for the US National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA) – the undersea counterpart to NASA. In service of NUMA Pitt travels across the globe – and wherever he goes, action and adventure are sure to follow…