BOOK REVIEWS FOR the BREAKTHROUGH Series by Michael Grumley
Just a note: I love to post book reviews and plan to do it more often.
For this series, what is not to love? The Series starts with BREAKTHROUGH, and continues with LEAP, CATALYST, and the newly released RIPPLE. I fell in love with the human characters, John Clay and Alison Shaw, and the mammal characters, Dirk and Sally. Dolphins. Like I said what is not to love? Dolphins, the Caribbean Sea, mystery, non-stop action and intrigue, AND even a really cool science fiction element with beings from the stars. Oh, yes! Did I mention romance? The covers are so beautiful, and if I remember right, the cover was what caught my eye in the first place.
DESCRIPTION of Book #1:
ONE OF THE GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS IN HUMAN HISTORY.
A SECRET THAT WAS NEVER SUPPOSED TO BE FOUND.
AND A CRISIS THAT CANNOT BE STOPPED.
Deep in the Caribbean Sea, a nuclear submarine is forced to suddenly abort its mission under mysterious circumstances. Strange facts begin to emerge that lead naval investigator, John Clay, to a small group of marine biologists who are quietly on the verge of making history.
With the help of a powerful computer system, Alison Shaw and her team are preparing to translate the first two-way conversation with the planet’s second smartest species. But the team discovers much more from their dolphins than they ever expected when a secret object is revealed on the ocean floor. One that was never supposed to be found.
Alison was sure she would never trust the military again. However, when an unknown group immediately becomes interested in her work, Alison realizes John Clay may be the only person she can trust. Together they must piece together a dangerous puzzle, and the most frightening piece, is the trembling in Antarctica.
To make matters worse, someone from the inside is trying to stop them. Now time is running out…and our understanding of the world is about to change forever.
For years, Michael Grumley dreamed of writing action thrillers the way he thought they should be written; stories with unique plots that ‘move’. Enter BREAKTHROUGH, AMID THE SHADOWS, and THROUGH THE FOG: all original stories with endings you will never see coming.
Michael C. Grumley lives in Northern California with his wife and two young daughters where he works in the Information Technology field. He’s an avid reader, runner and most of all father. He dotes on his girls every chance he gets. His website is http://www.michaelgrumley.com and his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
He is currently working on the next Breakthrough story.
Check out his beautiful website: http://michaelgrumley.com/
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Here is what one reader wrote on Amazon:
“As I read the first three books, which I enjoyed very much, I basically devoured them and sped through them wanting to know what would happen next and after that and after that! I decided to refresh my memory and get all the details back in mind, so I reread the first three prior to picking up the fourth book, Ripple. Rereading them brought many details back to mind, it also deeply renewed my opinions and feeling of the uniqueness, elegance and magical, “what if . . . “, thoughts that continually ran through my mind while reading them and long after!”
This continuing story may be classified as “science fiction and fantasy,” and if those titles fit, I believe this series, that includes, Breakthrough, Leap, Catalyst, and, now, Ripple, to be one of the finest examples of those two genres! If you, other readers, enjoy fascinating stories, with wondrous story lines, this is the series for you — no matter what genre(s) may be your favorites!
The amazing story, continues into Ripple! All of the story is taking place in the world we know right now, this world, the world with wildly different countries, philosophies, political differences, and governments with their conflicting agendas. To write a highly detailed and very well written novel with a fascinatingly unique tale as well, while still writing it around our world, is phenomenal in my mind! Not to mention the hours and hours required to do the research to make it complete story. Not only is that carried through each book, it is also compelling with wonderful core and ancillary characters.
The great detail written into this ongoing story allows the reader to really see each scene. Now, while reading them the second time through, I took the time to fully visualize each event . . . to see the action of the various characters . . . to see the amazing things this author has described in very vivid detail!
With all the above in mind, it is also dramatic, suspenseful, exciting, and highly entertaining — on top of all that, it’s a wild adventurous ride, as well! You won’t be disappointed!!!