New book by Jacqui Murray: Twenty-four Days

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Helping out a blog buddy by advertising her book. Read all about it below and consider supporting her by grabbing yourself a copy!

The story of Twenty-four days:

A former SEAL, a brilliant scientist, a love-besotted nerd, and a quirky AI have twenty-four days to stop a terrorist attack. The problems: They don’t know what it is, where it is, or who’s involved.

I always like a good book about AI.  What is AI?  Just happen to have an answer:

An AI is an Artificial Intelligence—a machine that perceives its environment and takes actions to maximize its chance of success. It is often applied to indicate a machine that mimics cognitive functions such as “learning” and “problem solving”.

 Just to be clear: Otto does these and more. He also has adopted human habits and mannerisms that make him comfortable to be around and the preferred friend to at least one of my main characters.

While some of what Otto does is still in the realm of fiction, AI is becoming more real each day as we push the edges of computer technology.  There a number of practical AI systems deployed today and some you likely use without knowing it. 

Kirkus review:

A blistering pace is set from the beginning: dates open each new chapter/section, generating a countdown that intensifies the title’s time limit. Murray skillfully bounces from scene to scene, handling numerous characters, from hijackers to MI6 special agent Haster. … A steady tempo and indelible menace form a stirring nautical tale

Another blurb:

A female Naval officer assigned to the cruiser, USS Bunker Hill, is deployed to protect the US and its allies from a nuclear threat spearheaded by North Korea. Before she finishes, America will become embroiled in a dramatic naval battle, a hunt for two hijacked submarines, and preparation to defend against space-based weapons.  

And someone unexpected will fall in love. 

The book is available at: Kindle USKindle UKKindle Canada

P.S. This is a sequel to her first book, To Hunt a Sub. You can read about that here if you need to catch up.

Happy reading!

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21 responses »

  1. I read and enjoyed this book! I loved Otto. He’d be so cool to have around. Handy too. He could help me do book research by telling me what I need to know, and I wouldn’t have to look at a screen once. 🙂

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