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The wait is over!  The publication of what has for me been an eagerly awaited book is now available – ‘To Hunt a Sub’ by Jacqui Murray.

As Jacqui slowly started to give us an inkling about her first fiction book I was hooked. 

An unlikely team is America’s only chance

She reeled me when I read the summary.

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. What no one realizes is this trio has a secret weapon: the wisdom of a formidable female who died two million years ago.

An accomplished writer, Jacqui captured me with a sample chapter. Here is just a taster excerpt. Enjoy…and remember you can read buy the book now!

Within an hour, the massive warship had settled to the ocean floor like the carcass of a dead whale. It teetered atop an ocean ridge, listing starboard against a jagged seamount, and the gentle push of an underwater current from a cliff that plunged into a murky darkness. Every watertight door was closed. As per protocol, the oxygen level was reduced to suppress a fire hazard. Without climate controls, the interior had already reached 60 degrees. It would continue dipping as it strove to match the bone-chilling surrounding water temperature.  Hypothermia would soon be a problem. For now, though, they were alive. 

The hull groaned as though twisted by a giant squid.

The Captain peered into the gloomy waters that surrounded the sub. “Thoughts, XO?”

“We’re stable for the moment, barring a strong underwater current.” 

Based on the creaking protests from the hull, they were at or beyond crush depth. Any deeper, the outside pressure would snap the HY-80 outer hull and sea water would roar into the living compartments. Everyone would be dead in seconds, either drowned or impaled on the ragged remains of the sub by a force in excess of a Category Five hurricane.

selfJacqui Murray  is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer,  a columnist for TeachHUB, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.

To Hunt a Sub is available to buy on Amazon. 

 £ 2.29      Amazon UK 

$ 2.99      Amazon US 



75 thoughts on “TO HUNT A SUB: NOW RELEASED

  1. Pingback: Twenty-four Days – A Thriller by J. Murray – Annika Perry's Writing Blog

    1. Lana, I agree, sounds a wonderfully tense book with lots of variety. Sorry to hear you feel behind, me too and after months of berating myself I’ve decided to ‘go with the flow’ for a while. Lovely to hear from you and hope the summer is going well.

      1. I have to say that the summer was great, although I fell behind and also didn’t get a book out. I think at some point, we have to admit we are human, and it is healthier to go with the flow. I hope your summer is going well also.

  2. Hurrray! A new book! It’s always so exciting, especially now that I know all the work that goes into these things. I think half of the excitement is sheer relief that I got through such a monumental project. Way to stick with it and make it happen. 🙂

    1. Cathleen, wow indeed! I am impressed with anyone who can complete a novel but then the arduous and complicated task to take it to publication is a feat in itself. I see you wrote seven books in 18 months!! Kudos to you! And already have three printed…I might pop over for some advice later!😀 Thank you so much for your comment.

        1. Nice to meet you, Jessica. My non-fic is tech books for K-8–not the most fascinating of reading unless you’re a teacher! I do have one that is for high schoolers on getting into the Naval Academy. An eclectic collection of topics!

          1. Hey there, nice to meet you, too! You’re never going to believe this, but I am a homeschool mom! So your books may be a great fit for us! 🙂 How cool is this??

              1. Aww! That’s sweet. Thanks! 🙂 We school year round and it fits right into our life. Lots of study time, field trip time, and learning time. I love it. Best thing we ever did! 🙂

    1. This is a lovely comment. Jacqui’s joy and pride in her children shines out in her posts when she writes about them and I shudder to think how anyone could write hundreds of books! On tech matters! Absolutely brilliant! I join you in wishing her great success with this her first fiction book. 😀

    1. Thank you, Jill. I am also so excited for Jacqui and wish her all the success with this book.😃 She’s worked so hard and been such a pro throughout. I’m reading this soon too…have a feeling this is one that will take me late into the night!

    1. Diana, there are thrillers and then there are super-tense thrillers – I have the feeling Jacqui’s book falls into the last! She’s got a great tag and blurb – just sells itself.

  3. Anonymous

    Having read your review Annika I am hooked. This sounds like a very interesting concept and I feel I must find out what happens. I will be getting hold of a copy of this book!


    1. Mike, it’s not easy to hook readers with just a few words but Jacqui has definitely managed this. The books sounds strong on both plot and characters – I can’t wait to read it myself!

  4. delphini510

    A great introduction to this book Annika.
    I am already hooked on the story in spite of the chills running along my spine.
    Good luck to Jacqui Murray!

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