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.
Jacqui 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
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Oh wow…how suspenseful! Sounds like a wonderful book. I wish I could get through my writing projects with the dedication that Ms. Murray does…I’m so behind these days 🙂
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.
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.
I’m with you on that, Lana. It has taken me a long time to accept that I’m not Super Woman, but… there you are…
Exactly. ..we have to make peace with it 🙂
It did take me four years to write. I kept getting distracted! Thanks for your kind words, L.T.
You are welcome. What a wonderful accomplishment….four years well spent 🙂
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. 🙂
Let me know when yours is out. I’d love to help you market it.
Well, thank you! Let me return the favor. Would you like to do an author interview on my blog? Go here: https://cathleentownsend.com/about/contact-cathleen-townsend/ if your’e interested. 🙂
I’d love to! It’ll take me a few days, but don’t give up on me responding!
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.
You’re so kind. I’m still learning mastery of the complicated skill of revision. Glad to help any time.
Trying to get these two novels out is kicking my butt, though. I’m no sage. 🙂
Wow, Annika, sounds like a great book! And you’re right, the summary is intriguing. I haven’t read many military-esque books, but this one might make my TBR list. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Julie, I’m the same. I haven’t read any thrillers in this style for years but Jacqui’s tempted me! Have a lovely Sunday! 😀
Noted. 🙂 🙂 Happy Sunday, Annika!
That’s great, Jo! Have a lovely Sunday too – preparing for BBQ soon (so of course the clouds have appeared!).
Thanks for stopping by, Jo. I love meeting Annika’s efriends.
Oh, this sounds like my kind of book! I will definitely download it. Thanks for the review, Annika. –Curt
Thanks, Curt. Submarines, viruses, robots, foreign lands–lots of stuff in it!
Looking forward to it, Jacqui! 🙂 –Curt
Thank you, Curt! 😀 A tense thriller to take along on your travels – although you seem to have many hairy moments in real life!
Regardless of ‘hairy moments,’ Annika, I am always up for a good thriller! 🙂 –Curt
sounds like an enthralling read
to distract me from the creaking
going on outside 🙂
I sure hope it would. Lots of mayhem, subterfuge, a dollop of technology, and a smattering of science. I hope it’s a perfect mix.
I think Jacqui answered this perfectly! I’m getting claustrophobic just thinking about it.
So lovely to see you supporting Jacqui’s new book Annika. My post for her will be live tomorrow. 🙂
I can’t wait, Debbie. I’ll be by to visit!
I sure hope so. I hope many will visit. 🙂
Thank you, Debbie, it’s an honour to support Jacqui with the launch of her book! 😀😀Very exciting. I look forward to reading your post tomorrow.
Thanks Annika. 🙂
Wow. That’s quite a resume! 🙂 I’ll have to look into some of her books!
It is an amazing resume, I agree, Jessica – I have the feeling Jacqui never stops. This is her first foray into a fiction book writing and can’t wait to read it!😃
Oh really? With over 100 books? Now you’ve really got my attention. I’m more of a non fiction sort of gal myself. 🙂
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!
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??
I never know how homeschool parents get it all done. Anything I can do to help, Jessica.
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! 🙂
Jacqui is a fantastic author, teacher and mother. I wish her the greatest success with this book!
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. 😀
Thanks, GP. I’m going to visit your blog and add the link to your earlier post. I sure liked meeting your readers.
Thank you for that wonderful review Annika. I must read this one… welcome back.
It’s great to be back, JC although admittedly only in the UK for a brief while before away again! Glad you liked the post and the sound of the book – enjoy.
I’m excited Annika came back for my book launch, too. She has the first post with the link! For all us self-pubbed authors, that’s a really big deal.
Great release post, Annika! I’m thrilled for Jacqui. I can’t wait to read it…I know she’s worked hard.
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!
Thanks, Jill. Now that the book is out there, I think I can sit back a bit–right? Hmm… There is this marketing stuff…
This sounds thrilling! Congrats to Jacqui. Another book for the queue. Thanks for letting me know, Annika. 😀
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.
Thanks, Diana. I am so excited. Having Annika host me makes this all so much more real.
The book sounds thrilling, Jacqui. I can’t wait to read it 😀
Already downloaded. Thank for the heads up Annika.
Brilliant, Peter. That’s fast! Do let me know what you think of her book. I’m reading it soon myself.
Aren’t you wonderful, Peterr. Thanks so much for the early purchase!
Hooked! Sharing… 🙂
That’s great, Bette – thank you! 😀
I love the sound of that, Bette. Thank you!
My pleasure, Jacqui. Following your awesome blog too! 🙂
Welcome back to the blogging world, Annika! This book sounds exciting!
I know…so exciting and tense – this is one I’m reading soon! Thank you for the welcome back; it’s great catching up with everyone – like a giant virtual hug!
Thanks for visiting. I love the pace and action of thrillers so there was no doubt I’d write that when I picked up my pen (aka keyboard). Thanks for dropping by!
Annika, thanks for the great review and recommendation.
Thank you, Bernadette – I must admit Jacqui is a real pro and with her information the post just about wrote itself!
Thanks for visiting, Bernadette. I enjoyed your latest blog article–about Yusra. Somehow I missed the Olympics Refuge team.
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!
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!
Thanks, Mike. I like tech and science–and what better intrigue than those two in a thriller. I hope you like it!
I am looking forward to reading it.
Me too, Andrew – I’ve already got my copy!
Downloaded my copy last night.
Aren’t you wonderful, Andrew. Thanks for being an early reader!
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!
Thank you, Mirja and I know, what a tense extract – I can only being to imagine what the rest of the book is like! 😀
Thanks, Mirja. I often got the comment in my critique group, “Is that really possible?” Yeah, it is.