The Book Worm: Review: Leap

Monday, February 27, 2017

Review: Leap

Book Review: Leap, by Michael Grumley

Facing the cold, clear glass, Alison Shaw stared nervously into the giant seawater tank.
It was just one year ago that she and her team of marine biologists had stunned the world with their incredible breakthrough.
And now...they were about to do it again.
But an ocean away, something strange was unfolding. Along a lonely coast in South America, an experimental Russian submarine -- long thought to have been dismantled -- has suddenly resurfaced. And the U.S. Navy has taken notice, sending officers John Clay and Steve Caesare to investigate.
The sub has been studying a group of unmarked soldiers.  Disappearing into the jungle each night beneath the cover of darkness.
Something has been discovered. Something big.
Unfortunately, the soldiers are about to learn that making the find of the century is one thing.
Keeping it, is another.

Genre: fiction

Publishing date: August 2014

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

Review: Leap is book two in the Breakthrough series. I enjoyed the first book immensely (read my review here), finding it had just the right amounts of action, science and science fiction to keep me interested until the end. Because I was not ready to party with the main characters and the storyline, I jumped immediately onto book two.  

To tell the truth, Leap is just as compelling as book one, but there were a few scenes I found a bit less realistic, and I'm not even referring to the science fiction parts of the book. Mostly, I find hard to believe that Clay and Caesare manage to have government resources at the tip of their fingers for assignments that are mostly personal. Yes, they work for the government, but it's still not 100% believable. Other than that, and a few editing issues to which, seriously, I did not pay much attention to, Leap is still one book you cannot put down, because the twists and turns of the plot are totally unpredictable. 

Still, it's not a book I would recommend you to read stand alone. Despite the author's efforts to explain what happened before in Breakthrough, this is a series to be read in the right order.

There are two more books in this series, and I've already started book three, Catalyst (Breakthrough), so you can expect a review of that one soon.

Happy readings, 

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