Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Introducing Twenty-Four Days by Jacqui Murray

Today we have a new book that's sure to fulfill your thirst for a fast-paced adventure. Jacqui Murray is a favorite author of mine, so I can't wait to dig into this one.




Blurb:

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 sentient artificial intelligence who thinks he's human:

An unlikely team is America's only chance

World-renowned paleoanthropologist, Dr. Zeke Rowe is surprised when a friend from his SEAL past shows up in his Columbia lab and asks for help: Two submarines have been hijacked and Rowe might be the only man who can find them.

At first he refuses, fearing a return to his former life will end a sputtering romance with fellow scientist and love of his life, Kali Delamagente, but when one of his closest friends is killed by the hijackers, he changes his mind. He asks Delamagente for the use of her one-of-a-kind AI Otto who possesses the unique skill of being able to follow anything with a digital trail.

In a matter of hours, Otto finds one of the subs and it is neutralized.

But the second, Otto can’t locate.

Piece by piece, Rowe uncovers a bizarre nexus between Salah Al-Zahrawi--the world’s most dangerous terrorist and a man Rowe thought he had killed a year ago, a North Korean communications satellite America believes is a nuclear-tipped weapon, an ideologue that cares only about revenge, and the USS Bunker Hill (a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser) tasked with supervising the satellite launch.

And a deadline that expires in twenty-four days.

As America teeters on the brink of destruction, Zeke finally realizes that Al-Zahrawi’s goal isn’t nuclear war, but payback against the country that cost him so much.


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Bio:


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, and the thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and  Twenty-four Days. She is also 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, 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.

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22 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great military thriller. Congratulations, Jacqui!

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    1. Thanks, Alex. It was definitely fun to write.

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  2. Congrats to Jacqui. This sounds like a great book.

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    1. Thanks, Janie. If you like Naval battles or sentient AI's, you'll probably like it.

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  4. Thank you so much for hosting me, Stephanie, and introducing me to your blogging friends. I'm excited to be here!

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  5. I'll have to suggest this book to my guys!

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    1. Love that idea, Elizabeth. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks, Anna. It sure was fun to write.

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  7. I think all of my paleoanth friends will get a good chuckle out of this one :) (They're quite the nerdiest bunch on the planet, lol!) Major congrats, Jacqui!

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    1. Paleoanth--I love that. I wondered how to shorten 'paleoanthropologist'. I can barely type it! Thanks so much, Meradeth.

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  8. This sounds like an exciting read. Congrats to Jacqui.

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    1. I've always loved reading thrillers--the fast plots, damaged but vibrant characters. I hope this is just like that.

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  9. Hi Stephanie and Jacqui - great to see you here ... and Twenty Four Days looks like an adventurous read ... different in many ways - always a good thing ... good luck and cheers Hilary

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    1. It is different. My AI--Otto--keeps things light, I hope, as well as intriguing. As does the quirky science. I hope it keeps readers thinking.

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  10. This book sounds intriguing and interesting. Congrats on its release!

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    1. Thanks! I did throw a bit of romance in, too!

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  11. Sounds like a great thriller!! Congrats!

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    1. Thanks so much. And thanks for dropping by!

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