The Book Worm: Review: Breakthrough

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Review: Breakthrough

Book Review: Breakthrough, by Michael Grumley

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.

Genre: fiction

Publishing date: June 2013

Mature content: just the inherent violence you get at any mainstream action movie

Review: I came across this book purely by chance, but I'm so glad I did, because Breakthroughis one compelling read. The first part of the book reminded me of Michael Crichton's novels, but then the story takes an unexpected turn and you need to keep an open mind and be prepared for a bit of science fiction (something the synopsis does not alert you to). There are a few holes in the plot here and there, but it's still original, engaging and exciting. I could easily see this turned into a movie. 

Once you start Breakthroughyou will not be able to set if down, and I totally recommend it. 


There are three more books in this series, and I'm going to start book two (Leap) right away, because I want to know how the story unfolds.

Happy readings, 

the book worm, book blog

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