Valhalla Rising is another Dirk Pitt Adventure by Clive Cussler. He is one of my favorite action adventure novel writers. I like this Dirk Pitt series because those are always about historical incidents, treasure hunting as well as action. You have have all in one when you read Dirk Pitt novels. Clive Cussler sometimes use him self as a side character without harming the story line.
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 ship to her watery grave; while Pitt is unable to save Dr. Egan, he rescues his beautiful daughter Kelly from the sea, and later from a murder attempt aboard the rescue vessel.
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.
I enjoyed reading Valhalla Rising and I don’t know what others say but it’s a brilliantly written novel. Anyone who love sea/treasure type action adventure novels would enjoy it. Also Dirk Pitt series is something you can enjoy reading. Maybe plot is not believable and this is not one of the greatest action adventure novels but still Valhalla Rising is not bad book which make you bored.
The Matarese Circle by Robert Ludlum is one of the best best spy thrillers I have read. It maybe not action filled as much as thrillers like ICE Station But still it’s a masterpiece of suspense, intrigue, excitement, intricate detail, spectacular actions. I think anyone who loves Robert Ludlum thrillers wound rate The Matarese Circle as one of his best ever books. The Matarese Circle is wonderfully written and detailed. Robert Ludlum is Authur C. Canon doil of spy thrillers. If you like espionage+Action thrillers you are gonna love Robert Ludlum books.
Two spy agents from Soviet Russia and USA, Known as the best. They are enemies not just by the line of their work but also hatred has become personal. Suddenly they finds they have to leave all hatred aside and team together to save to world as well as their own lives. Hunted by KBG, CIA and every known shy agency and labeled as traitors running out of time.Sworn enemies, they have vowed to terminate each other—yet now they must become allies. Because only they possess the brutal skills and ice-cold nerves vital to destroy an international circle of killers, the Matarese.
This is my favorite thriller of Robert Ludlum. I don’t like the ending a lot, I think it can be bit better. Technically nothing wrong with the ending, It’s just my opinion. If you haven’t read any Robert Ludlum novels then The Matarese Circle is a good book to start with.
Memorial Day by Vince Flynn is political action thriller novel which is full of all kind of action and stuff. CIA, FBI, Al Qaeda, nuclear attacks .. you name it .. Its a good fast reading book. An action thriller which remind me Ice Station . Memorial day doesn’t have that much of action as Ice Station but still this has plenty. But this is more into politics. How things going at white house while fireworks are happing outside.
A terrorist group were to sneak a nuclear weapon into the U.S. Rapp, the relentless, marble-hearted CIA assassin and terrorist hunter, would never let that happen, of course, and Flynn’s description of the process of bringing a nuke ashore and the lengths to which the government’s counterterrorism force will go to prevent harm to U.S. citizens add up to another page-flipping extravaganza. Rapp, back in the field after a long stint on desk duty for insubordination, unearths the bomb plot during a daring commando raid on an al-Qaeda stronghold in Afghanistan. A U.S. strike force manages to intercept and disarm the nuke moments after it arrives by freighter in Charleston, S.C. Everyone, including series stalwart President Robert Hayes, congratulates themselves on a job well done, but Rapp isn’t convinced; he believes al-Qaeda leader Mustafa al-Yamani has smuggled a second nuke into the country and plans to detonate it in Washington, D.C., during Memorial Day celebrations. Rapp, a ruthless terrorist pursuer by temperament and training, turns it up several notches this time around, following al-Yamani’s scent with feverish abandon. Flynn trots out his usual assortment of characters to keep the action tense—wishy-washy cabinet members, political climbers, invective-spewing terrorists and a selected assortment of ice queens who use sex as a weapon. Yet his skillful use of converging plots, particularly the panic created by having a nuke on the loose, is enough to keep Flynn’s growing fan base more than willing to overlook the formulaic components.
This political thriller has been given 90 five stars out of 145 reviews and 27 four stars at Amazon. So I think majority who did read this book think its an above average Thriller novel. Memorial day is one of Flynn’s popular Mitch Rapp series.