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By fellow blogger: Jacqui Murray

I have to admit I do not usually publicize books, but our fellow bloggers are doing a wonderful job of keeping us in the loop with the war that should have taught this world a huge lesson.  Please read the preview of this book, due out in early August, and follow up later this week for two others!!  GP Cox

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“An unlikely team is America’s only chance

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.”
Here’s a longer one:
“The USS Hampton SSN 767 quietly floated unseen a hundred fifty-two feet below the ocean’s surface. Despite its deadly nuclear tipped arsenal of Trident missiles, its task for the past six months has been reconnaissance and surveillance. The biggest danger the crew faced was running out of olives for their pizza. That all changed one morning, four days before the end of the Hampton’s tour. Halfway through the Captain’s first morning coffee, every system on the submarine shut down. No navigation, no communication, and no defensive measures. Within minutes, the sub began a terrifying descent through the murky greys and blacks of the deep Atlantic and settled to the ocean floor five miles from Cuba and perilously close to the sub’s crush depth. When it missed its mandated contact, an emergency call went out to retired Navy intel officer, Zeke Rowe, top of his field before a botched mission left him physically crippled and psychologically shaken. Rowe quickly determined that the sub was the victim of a cybervirus secreted inside the sub’s top secret operating systems. What Rowe couldn’t figure out was who did it or how to stop it sinking every other submarine in the American fleet.
Kali Delamagente is a struggling over-the-hill grad student who entered a DARPA cybersecurity competition as a desperate last hope to fund a sophisticated artificial intelligence she called Otto. Though her presentation imploded, she caught the attention of two people: a terrorist intent on destroying America and a rapt Dr. Zeke Rowe. An anonymous blank check to finish her research is quickly followed by multiple break-ins to her lab, a hack of her computer, the disappearance of her three-legged dog, and finally the kidnapping of her only son.
By all measures, Rowe and Delamagente are an unlikely duo. Rowe believes in brawn and Delamagente brains. To save the America they both love, they find a middle ground, guided with the wisdom of a formidable female who died two million years ago. ”
book info:
Title and author: To Hunt a Sub”  by: J. Murray
Release Date: August, 2016 by Structured Learning
Genre: Thriller
Preview: Available on Kindle Scout
Cover by: Paper and Sage Design
Author 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. 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. Her debut novel, To Hunt a Sub, launches this summer. You can find her nonfiction books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.”

To find out more …. one of her blog sites can be located HERE  and another one HERE!!

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About GP Cox

Everett Smith served with the Headquarters Company, 187th Regiment, 11th A/B Division during WWII. This site is in tribute to my father, "Smitty." GPCox is a member of the 11th Airborne Association. Member # 4511 and extremely proud of that fact!

Posted on July 6, 2016, in Book Reviews, Current News, Uncategorized, WWII and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 85 Comments.

  1. I wanted to drop in and post the Kindle link (finally!) for my published book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01K7VSPBW#navbar. Thanks so much for being such a hospitable host!

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  2. I’m looking forward to reading Jacqui’s novel. Tom and I have read several books she’s reviewed on her blog.

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  3. Thanks for the preview, GP. Very interesting that the setting of the sub is near Cuba. I look forward to reading this.

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    • Jacqui will be happy to hear that!!

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    • I had to research the ocean depths around Cuba to see if it would fit my plot. Yep, it worked.

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      • The Cuba site struck a cord with me. While in the Navy I flew ASW patrols during the Cuban Missile Crisis around the island, the Caribbean, and the Bahamas. Really looking forward to reading your book.
        Bob Cloud

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        • That’s interesting. My brother flew ASW also–helo pilot. His time was more during Desert Storm, though. I picked his brain on the sequel to this book.

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          • More ASW operations are now done by rotary winged aircraft (attached to a particular aircraft carrier) now than during my day. I was aircrew on the land based Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune. The Neptune was being phased out around the time I was discharged with the land based Lockheed P-3 Orion taking it’s place. The P-3 is now being replaced by the land based Boeing P-8 Poseidon. The thing looks more like a luxury airliner compared to my poor ol’ Neptune.
            Bob Cloud

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        • BTW, there is one historic ASW mission involving a Russian sub during the Cuban missile crisis. Maybe I can’t ask about that…

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          • Good Morning Jacqui,
            You may already be aware of this but there is information about some of the ASW operations during the Cuban Missile time frame at : The National Security Archive http://www.nsarchive.gwu.edu . The name of the piece is “The Submarines of October”. Over the years I’ve had reservations about writing about those times but there was a presentation by CNN recently that was pretty informative with many things I remember shown as being declassified now. After seeing that TV presentation I wrote a post about one of my experiences with the Soviet navy/military and intelligence gathering of that era called “The Dardanelles” . There is another source of information about that time that I’m trying to locate.
            Bob Cloud

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          • There were a few of those and I’m not sure which one you are referring to but the one that has always stood out in my mind was an incident where a Lockheed Neptune flight crew grew frustrated because a Soviet sub refused to surface after the NATO approved procedure had been followed. So an adjustment was included in the last PDC sounding package. It surfaced.

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  4. Sounds like it will be an interesting read. Thanks .

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  5. Wow, I love thrillers like this and will have to get the book. Thanks for letting us know.Can’t wait to read it.

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  6. Love the cover, advertising contents of subterfuge, conspiracy and political intrigue.
    Quite frankly books such as Jacqui were once relegated to the world of fiction, however in today’s world clime, the words of fiction now become intermingled with the words of fact.
    A good writer can combine both leaving a question in the readers mind, did it or did it not happen?, can it or can it not happen?, Jacqui appears to be able to achieve that.

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  7. Sounds like a very interesting book. Will keep it in mind for future reading!

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  8. This looks really good. I enjoy stories like this. Now to remember to get it next month.

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  9. Wow. I can’t wait to read this book. Thank you! -Jennie-

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  10. Sounds like a good one.

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  11. Should be a real cliff hanger.

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  12. Sounds like an awesome book! 😀

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  13. I look forward to reading this!

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  14. Thanks so much for leading the way on my blog hop. I owe you one!

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  15. OK, GP, this means you have to show off my WW2 short stories when they come out! 🙂

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  16. Reblogged this on itkindofgotawayfromyou and commented:
    Bound to be a good one .

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  17. Thanks for the recommendation, GP. It looks like a very good addition to a popular genre, and I wish Jacqui good luck with it.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  18. That certainly is an excellent cover. 😎

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