New book release: To Hunt a Sub

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subFellow blogger Jacqui Murray’s new book, To Hunt a Sub, has been released! What an exciting day!

I’m always happy to support fellow writers so here’s the skinny on To Hunt a Sub:

A brilliant Ph.D. candidate, a cynical ex-SEAL, and a quirky experimental robot team up against terrorists intent on stealing America’s most powerful nuclear weapon, the Trident submarine. By all measures, they are an unlikely trio–one believes in brawn, another brains, and the third is all geek–but they’re all America has to stop this enemy who would destroy everything they believe in. But this trio has a secret weapon: the wisdom of a formidable female who died two million years ago. 

What sets this story apart from other thrillers is the edgy science used to build the drama, the creative thinking that unravels the deadly plot, and the captivating prehistoric female who unwittingly becomes the guide and mentor to Kalian Delamagente as she struggles to stop a madman from destroying her life:

An unlikely team is America’s only chance

The USS Hampton SSN 767 quietly floated unseen a hundred fifty-two feet below the ocean’s surface. Despite its deadly nuclear-tipped arsenal of Trident missiles, its task for the past six months has been reconnaissance and surveillance. The biggest danger the crew faced was running out of olives for their pizza. That all changed one morning, four days before the end of the Hampton’s tour. Halfway through the Captain’s first morning coffee, every system on the submarine shut down. No navigation, no communication, and no defensive measures. Within minutes, the sub began a terrifying descent through the murky greys and blacks of the deep Atlantic and settled to the ocean floor five miles from Cuba and perilously close to the sub’s crush depth. When it missed its mandated contact, an emergency call went out to retired Navy intel officer, Zeke Rowe, top of his field before a botched mission left him physically crippled and psychologically shaken. Rowe quickly determined that the sub was the victim of a cybervirus secreted inside the sub’s top secret operating systems.  What Rowe couldn’t figure out was who did it or how to stop it sinking every other submarine in the American fleet.

Kali Delamagente is a struggling over-the-hill grad student who entered a DARPA cybersecurity competition as a desperate last hope to fund a sophisticated artificial intelligence she called Otto. Though her presentation imploded, she caught the attention of two people: a terrorist intent on destroying America and a rapt Dr. Zeke Rowe. An anonymous blank check to finish her research is quickly followed by multiple break-ins to her lab, a hack of her computer, the disappearance of her three-legged dog, and finally the kidnapping of her only son.

By all measures, Rowe and Delamagente are an unlikely duo. Rowe believes in brawn and Delamagente brains. To save the America they both love, they find a middle ground, guided with the wisdom of a formidable female who died two million years ago. 

Kirkus Reviews calls the characters “absorbing”. They closed the review with:

After their first appearance in a prospective series, the exemplary characters should make a welcome return.

Are you intrigued? Find the book at Kindle US, Kindle UK, Kindle Canada.

You can read more about the book and Jacqui at her blog.

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10 responses »

  1. Thanks so much for hosting me. This is an honor.

    I have efriends who have tried online critique groups. Some work, more don’t, but with a dedicated group to begin, I think it would. I haven’t joined one yet because–as you and Andrew say–it’s a commitment. Especially for the organizer!

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    • Thanks for voicing your opinion about the critique group, Jacqui. I’m still pondering. BTW, if it’s not too much trouble, where you’ve listed my name on your blog as Betsy Kerekes, could you possibly change that to Parenting is Funny? That’s probably far more interesting to readers than my name. Well, you know, until I start publishing best selling novels, that is. 😉

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